The Best Spots to Catch an Outdoor Flick for Summer

Written by Meg Parisi  |  06. June 2019

Family Movie Nights at Eisenhower Park


Need a fun family night? Head to Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theater every Thursday night throughout July and August to enjoy a movie under the stars. Films include everything from children’s movies to cinemas for the entire family, and typically begin around 7pm. Click to go


Town of Babylon Movie Series at Tanner Park, Amity Harbor or Town Hall Lawn


Mondays throughout the summer, round up the whole family and find a spot in Tanner Park or Town Hall Lawn. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy movies like “Beauty and the Beast” and much more. These kid-friendly outdoor movies are free admission. Click to go


Harmony Vineyards

St. James

Spend your Friday nights on one of Long Island’s wineries. At Harmony Vineyards, enjoy an outdoor movie like “Bohemian Rhapsody” and watch the sunset too. Perfect for date night, the movies are free and open to adults 21 and over only. Food and drinks can be purchased at the event. Click to go


Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park

Long Island City

This outdoor movie venue continues to celebrate foreign films like “Cielo” and “March of he Penguins”. Movies from around the world will be shown in their original languages with English subtitles every Wednesday night (July 3-Aug. 21). To go along with the culture and country of the film, there will also be food and cultural performances. Screenings are geared toward an adult audience and are free of charge. Click to go


Movies With A View at Brooklyn Bridge Park


Every Thursday night in July and August head to Brooklyn and enjoy movie classics like “Crooklyn” and “Selma”. Attracting thousands of viewers to each event, moviegoers can appreciate the breeze from the East River, view of the skyline and endless drinks and food options from Smorgasburg. Click to go


Rooftop Cinema Club


Almost every night of the summer, Cinema Club will host movies like a “Star is Born” and “Top Gun” with a view at its rooftop venue: SkyLawn at Embassy Suites by Hilton. Guests can enjoy comfortable seating, beautiful views of the sunset over the city and wireless headphones. Moviegoers must be 21 or over and are advised to arrive 45 minutes prior to the film starting.Click to go




Outdoor screenings kick off after July 4 in McCarren Park every Wednesday night. Films like “Jawbreaker” and “Die Hard” will begin at sundown and are free admission. Furry friends are allowed so bring your pooch to watch a movie with you. Doors open at 6pm. Click to go



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