Free Outdoor Movie Screenings Return in the Summer

Outdoor screenings return to the City this summer. Photos courtesy of the Parks Department.
June 3, 2013 - As summer begins so does the annual ritual of watching movies under the stars in the City. The following is a sample of various free outdoor screenings happening throughout the City:

2013 HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Date: Mondays, beginning June 17
Time: Lawn opens at 5pm, film begins at sunset
Location: Bryant Park
Movies Shown: Tootsie, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Frenzy, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte, The African Queen, A Foreign Affair, Norma Rae, The Women, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
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Intrepid Summer Movie Series
Date: most Fridays in the summer, beginning May 24
Time: doors open at 7:30pm, film begins at sunset, no admission after 8:30pm
Location: The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum at Pier 86
Movies Shown: National Treasure, Jaws, Star Trek (1979), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, The Karate Kid.
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Syfy Movies with a View
Date: Thursdays beginning July 11
Time: 6pm, film begins around sunset
Location: Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Harbor View Lawn
Movies Shown: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Enter the Dragon, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Roman Holiday, 8 Mile, Rocky, Vertigo and viewers’ choice.
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RiverFlicks for Kids
Date: Fridays, beginning July 12
Time: 8:30pm, around dusk
Location: Pier 46 in Greenwich Village
Movies Shown: The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Paranorman, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Rise of the Guardians, Beetlejuice, Adventures of Tintin.
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RiverFlicks for Grownups
Date: Wednesdays, beginning July 10
Time: 8:30pm, around dusk
Location: Pier 63 Lawn
Movies Shown: Silver Linings Playbook, Looper, Argo, Moonrise Kingdom, The Avengers, Pitch Perfect, The Hunger Games.
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Movies Under the Stars
Date: Wednesdays, beginning July 10
Time: 8:30pm
Location: Pier 1 at 70th Street
Movies Shown: Gold Diggers, Duck Soup, more titles TBA.
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Summer Screen
Date: Wednesdays, beginning July 10
Time: 6pm, film begins at sunset
Location: McCarren Park, Williamsburg
Movies Shown: Can’t Hardly Wait, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, The Craft, The Goonies, Speed and audience pick.
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- Michael Avila
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