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8May/13

FREE SUMMER MOVIES 2013

JAWS will make people on board the Intrepid wary of the water on June 28

JAWS will make people on board the Intrepid wary of the water on June 28

Relaxing on a beautiful night outdoors watching a free movie has become quite a city tradition, and you can find all kinds of films being shown in parks and plazas all over town, from Central Park, Bryant Park, and Riverside Park to the USS Intrepid, Socrates Sculpture Park, and the Queens Museum. Film screenings begin at dusk, although some series have live music before that, so be sure to get there early. Keep watching this space as we add more festivals as they’re announced.

Friday, May 24
Intrepid Summer Movie Series: Top Gun (Tony Scott, 1986), Pier 86

Thursday, June 6
Films in Tompkins: Romeo+Juliet (Baz Luhrmann, 1996), with Sweet Street Symphony, Tompkins Square Park

Friday, June 7
Films on the Green: Mississippi Mermaid (François Truffaut, 1969), Cedar Hill, Central Park

Tuesday, June 11
Family Guy, Hudson River Park, Pier 63 Lawn

Thursday, June 13
Films in Tompkins: O Brother Where Art Thou (Joel Coen, 2000), with the Dapper Dans, Tompkins Square Park

Friday, June 14
Films on the Green: L’Art d’aimer (The Art of Love) (Emmanuel Mouret, 2011), Washington Square Park

Sunday, June 16
SummerStage — This Is _ Hip-Hop: Soul Food Junkies (Byron Hurt, 2012) and live music by Dead Prez, Herbert Von King Park

SummerStage: Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury (Luiz Bolognesi, 2013) and live music by Preta Gil and DJ Just Marcelo, Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Monday, June 17
Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, 1982), Bryant Park Lawn

Thursday, June 20
Films in Tompkins: Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998), wtih Batala NYC, Tompkins Square Park

Friday, June 21
Intrepid Summer Movie Series: National Treasure (Jon Turteltaub, 2004), Pier 86

Films on the Green: French Cancan (Jean Renoir, 1955), Washington Square Park

Saturday, June 22
SummerStage — Make a Joyful Noise: A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson, featuring a screening of Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory (Jeff Scheftel, 1997) and live appearances by Joshua “the Prince of Kosher Gospel” Nelson and Della Reese, Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Monday, June 24
Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, 1956), Bryant Park Lawn

Thursday, June 27
Canceled: Films in Tompkins: Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992), with Amour Obscur and free slices of Two Boots “Mr. Pink” pizza, Tompkins Square Park

Friday, June 28
Intrepid Summer Movie Series: Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975), Pier 86

Films on the Green: Angèle et Tony (Angel and Tony) (Alix Delaporte, 2010), Tompkins Square Park

Monday, July 1
Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Frenzy (Alfred Hitchcock, 1972), Bryant Park Lawn

Flicks on the Beach: Little Fugitive (Ray Ashley, Morris Engel & Ruth Orkin, 1955), Beach and West Tenth St., Coney Island

Williamsburg Summer Nights, Movies in the Park: Life of Pi (Ang Lee, 2012), East River State Park

Wednesday, July 3
Outdoor Cinema: Our Nixon (Penny Lane, 2013), Socrates Sculpture Park

Friday, July 5
Films on the Green: L’Arancoeur (Heartbreaker) (Pascal Chaumeil, 2010), Tompkins Square Park

Saturday, July 6
Front/Row Cinema: Breaking Away (Peter Yates, 1979), South Street Seaport, Front & Fulton Sts.

Monday, July 8
Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971), Bryant Park Lawn

Flicks on the Beach: Bending Steel (Dave Carroll, 2013), Beach and West Tenth St., Coney Island

Tuesday, July 9
Red Hook Flicks: Stand by Me (Rob Reiner, 1986), Valentino Pier

Wednesday, July 10
Maysles Cinema’s Summer of Music — the Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival: I Want My Name Back (Roger Paradiso, 2012), with DJ Tedsmooth’s Old School Jam at 5:30, a live performance of “Rapper’s Delight” by MCs Wonder Mike, Master Gee, and Grandmaster Caz and special guests Melle Mell, Dana Dana, DJ Wiz, Grandmaster Dee, Keith LeBlanc, Vernon Reid, and Doug Winbish at 7:30, film screening at 8:30, moved to Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church, 16-20 Mount Morris Park West, southwest corner of 122nd St.

RiverFlicks for Grown-Ups: Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell, 2012), Hudson River Park, Pier 63 Lawn

Outdoor Cinema: A Screaming Man (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2010), Socrates Sculpture Park

Front/Row Cinema: Ice Age (Chris Wedge & Carlos Saldanha, 2002), South Street Seaport, Front & Fulton Sts.

SummerScreen: Can’t Hardly Wait (Harry Elfont & Deborah Kaplan, 1998), McCarren Park

Summer on the Hudson — Movies Under the Stars: Song & Dance — Gold Diggers of 1933 (Mervyn LeRoy, 1933), Pier 1, Riverside Park South

The call of “Bueller . . . Bueller . . . Bueller . . .” will be heard throughout Brooklyn Bridge Park on July 11

The call of “Bueller . . . Bueller . . . Bueller . . .” will be heard throughout Brooklyn Bridge Park on July 11

Thursday, July 11
Movies with a View: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (John Hughes, 1986), preceded by Creep (Sharif Anthony), with music by DJ Still Life, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Films in Tompkins: Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper, 1969), with Main Street Quintet, Tompkins Square Park

Friday, July 12
RiverFlicks for Kids: The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Peter Lord & Jeff Newitt, 2012), Hudson River Park, Pier 46

Films on the Green: Marius et Jeannette (Robert Guédiguian, 1997), Pier 1, Riverside Park

Saturday, July 13
SummerStage — This Is _ Hip-Hop: Screening of From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale (Henry Chalfant, 2006) and live music by the Ghetto Brothers, Crotona Park, 7:00

Front/Row Cinema: Heaven Can Wait (Warren Beatty, 1978), South Street Seaport, Front & Fulton Sts.

Monday, July 15
Flicks on the Beach: The Hunger Games (Gary Ross, 2012), Beach and West Tenth St., Coney Island

Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (Robert Aldrich, 1964), Bryant Park Lawn

Williamsburg Summer Nights, Movies in the Park: The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, 2011), East River State Park

Tuesday, July 16
Red Hook Flicks: Kung Fu Panda (Mark Osborne, 2008), Valentino Pier

Wednesday, July 17
RiverFlicks for Grown-Ups: Looper (Rian Johnson, 2012), Hudson River Park, Pier 63 Lawn

Outdoor Cinema: Alamar (Pedro González-Rubio, 2009), Socrates Sculpture Park

SummerScreen: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (Tim Burton, 1985), McCarren Park

Summer on the Hudson — Movies Under the Stars: Song & Dance — Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933), Pier 1, Riverside Park South

Front/Row Cinema: Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984), South Street Seaport, Front & Fulton Sts.

Thursday, July 18
Maysles Cinema’s Summer of Music — the Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival: I Remember Harlem: Toward Freedom (1940-1965) and I Remember Harlem: Toward a New Day (1940-1965) (William Miles, 1980), with a Harlem World DJ set by DJ Blade, St. Nicholas Park, 7:30

Movies with a View: Enter the Dragon (Robert Clouse, 1973), preceded by Catnip: Egress to Oblivion (Jason Willis), with music by DJ Hahn Solo, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Films in Tompkins: Drive (Nicolas Winding Ref, 2011), with Brendan O’Hara, Tompkins Square Park

Friday, July 19
RiverFlicks for Kids: ParaNorman (Chris Butler & Sam Fell, 2012), Hudson River Park, Pier 46

Films on the Green: Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (We Won’t Grow Old Together) (Maurice Pialat, 1972), Pier 1, Riverside Park

Saturday, July 20
Front/Row Cinema: Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969), South Street Seaport, Front & Fulton Sts.

Sunday, July 21
SummerStage — This Is _ Hip-Hop: Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Screening of I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (Keenen Ivory Wayans, 1988) and live music by DJ D-Nice, Queensbridge Park

Monday, July 22
Flicks on the Beach: Wreck-It Ralph (Rich Moore, 2012), Beach and West Tenth St., Coney Island

Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: The African Queen (John Huston, 1951), Bryant Park Lawn

Williamsburg Summer Nights, Movies in the Park: Up (Bob Peterson & Pete Docter, 2009), East River State Park

Tuesday, July 23
Red Hook Flicks: Shaft (John Singleton, 2000), Valentino Pier

Wednesday, July 24
RiverFlicks for Grown-Ups: Argo (Ben Affleck, 2012), Hudson River Park, Pier 63 Lawn

Outdoor Cinema: In Another Country (Hong Sang-soo, 2012), Socrates Sculpture Park

SummerScreen: The Craft (Andrew Fleming, 1996), McCarren Park

Summer on the Hudson — Movies Under the Stars: Song & Dance — The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (Roy Rowland, 1953), Pier 1, Riverside Park South

Front/Row Cinema: Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich, 2003), South Street Seaport, Front & Fulton Sts.

Thursday, July 25
Movies with a View: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971), preceded by Irish Folk Furniture (Tony Donoghue), with music by DJ Ayres, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Maysles Cinema’s Summer of Music — the Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival: Shape of a Broken Heart (Andrew Dosumnu, 2012) and Jazz on a Summer’s Day (Bert Stern, 1960), with DJ Blade and live drumming, the Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell, 7:30

Films in Tompkins: The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998), with Jake Pinto and the Yeahtones and free slices of Two Boots “the Dude” pizza, Tompkins Square Park

Friday, July 26
RiverFlicks for Kids: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Robert Zemeckis, 1988), Hudson River Park, Pier 46

Intrepid Summer Movie Series: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Robert Wise, 1979), Pier 86

Films on the Green: U (Grégoire Solotareff & Serge Elissalde, 2006), Transmitter Park

Saturday, July 27
Front/Row Cinema: Working Girl (Mike Nichols, 1988), South Street Seaport, Front & Fulton Sts.

Monday, July 29
Flicks on the Beach: Men in Black 3 (Barry Sonenfeld, 2012), Beach and West Tenth St., Coney Island

Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: A Foreign Affair (Billy Wilder, 1948), Bryant Park Lawn

Williamsburg Summer Nights, Movies in the Park: Skyfall (Sam Mendes, 2012), East River State Park

Tuesday, July 30
Red Hook Flicks: Strictly Ballroom (Baz Luhrmann, 1992), Valentino Pier

Movie fans can find the underrated MOONRISE KINGDOM in Hudson River Park on July 31

Movie fans can find the underrated MOONRISE KINGDOM in Hudson River Park on July 31

Wednesday, July 31
RiverFlicks for Grown-Ups: Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012), Hudson River Park, Pier 63 Lawn

Outdoor Cinema: Domestic (Adrian Sitaru, 2013), Socrates Sculpture Park

SummerScreen: The Goonies (Richard Donner, 1985), McCarren Park

Summer on the Hudson — Movies Under the Stars: Song & Dance — Fiddler on the Roof (Norman Jewison, 1971), Pier 1, Riverside Park South

Front/Row Cinema: Star Trek (J. J. Abrams, 2009), South Street Seaport, Front & Fulton Sts.

Thursday, August 1
Movies with a View: 8 Mile (Curtis Hanson, 2002), preceded by Until the Quiet Comes (Kahlil Joseph), with music by DJ Who Am I, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Films in Tompkins: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), with Jason Trachtenburg and the Pendulum Swings, Tompkins Square Park

Friday, August 2
RiverFlicks for Kids: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath & Conrad Vernon, 2012), Hudson River Park, Pier 46

Intrepid Summer Movie Series: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Chris Columbus, 2001), Pier 86

Films on the Green: Conte d’été (A Summer’s Tale) (Eric Rohmer, 1996), Transmitter Park

Saturday, August 3
Front/Row Cinema: The Muppets (James Bobin, 2011), South Street Seaport, Front & Fulton Sts.

Monday, August 5
Flicks on the Beach: The Avengers (Joss Whedon, 2012), Beach and West Tenth St., Coney Island

Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Norma Rae (Martin Ritt, 1979), Bryant Park Lawn

Tuesday, August 6
Red Hook Flicks: Akeelah and the Bee (Doug Atchison, 2006), Valentino Pier

Wednesday, August 7
RiverFlicks for Grown-Ups: The Avengers (Joss Wheedon, 2012), Hudson River Park, Pier 63 Lawn

Outdoor Cinema: Sugar (Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, 2008), Socrates Sculpture Park

SummerScreen: Speed (Jan de Bont, 1994), McCarren Park

Summer on the Hudson — Movies Under the Stars: Song & Dance — Little Shop of Horrors (Frank Oz, 1986), Pier 1, Riverside Park South

Front/Row Cinema: Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974), South Street Seaport, Front & Fulton Sts.

Thursday, August 8
Movies with a View: Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953), preceded by How She Slept at Night (Lilli Carré), with music by DJ $mall ¢hange, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Friday, August 9
RiverFlicks for Kids: Rise of the Guardians (Peter Ramsey, 2012), Hudson River Park, Pier 46

Saturday, August 10
Front/Row Cinema: Hugo (Martin Scorsese, 2011), South Street Seaport, Front & Fulton Sts.

Sunday, August 11
SummerStage: screening of 1981 BBC documentary Hotter than July and live music by DJ Spinna, Mika, Gloria Ryann, Asa Lovechild, Darien, Mike Hammond, Chris Robb, Vivian Sessoms, and Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle performing “A Soul Train Tribute to Stevie Wonder,” Marcus Garvey Park

Monday, August 12
Flicks on the Beach: Fame (Alan Parker, 1980), Beach and West Tenth St., Coney Island

Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: The Women (George Cukor, 1939), Bryant Park Lawn

Tuesday, August 13
Red Hook Flicks: The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982), Valentino Pier

Wednesday, August 14
RiverFlicks for Grown-Ups: Pitch Perfect (Jason Moore, 2012), Hudson River Park, Pier 63 Lawn

Outdoor Cinema: The Gleaners & I (Agnès Varda, 2000), Socrates Sculpture Park

SummerScreen: Audience Pick, McCarren Park

Summer on the Hudson — Movies Under the Stars: Song & Dance — Pitch Perfect (Jason Moore, 2012), Pier 1, Riverside Park South

Front/Row Cinema: The Amazing Spider-Man (Marc Webb, 2012), South Street Seaport, Front & Fulton Sts.

Thursday, August 15
Movies with a View: Rocky (John G. Avildsen, 1976), preceded by Marcel, King of Tervuren (Tom Schroeder), with music by DJ Emch, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Cries of “Beetelgeuse! Beetelgeuse! Beetelgeuse!” will echo through Hudson River Park on August 16

Cries of “Beetelgeuse! Beetelgeuse! Beetelgeuse!” will echo through Hudson River Park on August 16

Friday, August 16
RiverFlicks for Kids: Beetlejuice (Tim Burton, 1988), Hudson River Park, Pier 46

Saturday, August 17
Front/Row Cinema: Chicago (Rob Marshall, 2002), South Street Seaport, Front & Fulton Sts.

Monday, August 19
Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982), Bryant Park Lawn

Flicks on the Beach: 42 (Brian Helgeland, 2013), Beach and West Tenth St., Coney Island

Tuesday, August 20
Red Hook Flicks: Caddyshack (Harold Ramis, 1980), Valentino Pier

Wednesday, August 21
RiverFlicks for Grown-Ups: The Hunger Games (Gary Ross, 2012), Hudson River Park, Pier 63 Lawn

Outdoor Cinema: The Edge of Heaven (Fatih Akin, 2007), Socrates Sculpture Park

Front/Row Cinema: Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985), South Street Seaport, Front & Fulton Sts.

Thursday, August 22
Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: West Side Story (Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins, 1961), Sheep Meadow and the 72nd St. Cross Dr., DJ at 6:30, film at 8:00

Movies with a View: Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958), preceded by My Favorite Picture of You (Dan Lindsay & T. J. Martin), with music by DJ Geko Jones, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Friday, August 23
RiverFlicks for Kids: The Adventures of Tintin (Steven Spielberg, 2011), Hudson River Park, Pier 46

Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: Hook (Steven Spielberg, 1991), Sheep Meadow and the 72nd St. Cross Dr., DJ at 6:30, film at 8:00

Intrepid Summer Movie Series: The Karate Kid (John G. Avildsen, 1984), Pier 86

Saturday, August 24
Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell, 2012), Sheep Meadow and the 72nd St. Cross Dr., DJ at 6:30, film at 8:00

Front/Row Cinema: Gigi (Vincente Minnelli, 1958), South Street Seaport, Front & Fulton Sts.

Sunday, August 25
Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980), Sheep Meadow and the 72nd St. Cross Dr., DJ at 6:30, film at 8:00

Monday, August 26
Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981), Sheep Meadow and the 72nd St. Cross Dr., DJ at 6:30, film at 8:00

SummerStage — This Is _ Hip-Hop: Thirtieth Anniversary Screening of Wild Style (Charlie Ahearn, 1983), live music by DJ D-Nice, East River Park

Tuesday, August 27
Red Hook Flicks — Red Hook Choice: Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (Stephen Herek, 1991), Valentino Pier

Wednesday, August 28
Front/Row Cinema: The Aviator (Martin Scorsese, 2004), South Street Seaport, Front & Fulton Sts.

Thursday, August 29
Movies with a View: Public vote between Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Terry Gilliam, 1998), Good Will Hunting (Gus Van Sant, 1997), Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003), and any rained-out films, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Saturday, August 31
Front/Row Cinema: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977), South Street Seaport, Front & Fulton Sts.

Wednesday, September 4
Front/Row Cinema: Life of Pi (Ang Lee, 2012), South Street Seaport, Front & Fulton Sts.

Thursday, September 5
Films on the Green: Les Roseaux Sauvages (Wild Reeds) (André Téchiné, 1994), Columbia University Low Library steps

Saturday, September 7
Front/Row Cinema: Up (Bob Peterson & Pete Docter, 2009), South Street Seaport, Front & Fulton Sts.