Movie Screenings

| 17 Feb 2015 | 01:07

Upscale Outdoor Movies

Summer Movies Night at Mad46

$20 minimum

Roosevelt Hotel Rooftop

45 East 45th St @ Madison Ave

Select Tuesday Nights


There are lots of outdoor movie screening all over the city this summer, but if you're looking to enjoy a movie outside without lying on a blanket, make sure to check out the rooftop movie screenings at the Roosevelt Hotel. There is tableside waitress service with reserved seating during movies. At each screening, they offer drink specials, themed cocktails, movie inspired music, complimentary tastings, and giveaways.

June 10 ? Caddyshack

June 24 ? Man of Steel

July 8 ? Rocky

July 22 ? Little Shop of Horrors

August 5 ? Skyfall

August 19 ? Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl

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Close Encounters of the Spielberg Kind


Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Place

Select Wednesday Nights


This summer the Museum of Jewish Heritage has chosen a theme for its summer movie screenings -- all things Steven Spielberg. These screenings will be held indoors at the downtown museum, offering a good solution for rainy summer nights. You can also spend some time visiting the museum's summer exhibitions before the movie, especially its permanent exhibition Garden of Stones by artist Andy Goldsworthy. This outdoor garden has trees growing from large stones, many planted by Holocaust survivors and their families.

June 15 ? Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

July 2 ? Saving Private Ryan

July 9 ? Jurassic Park

July 16 ? Amistad

July 23 ? Close Encounters of the Third Kind

July 30 ? Schindler's List

August 6 ? Jaws

August 13 ? Teen Movie Night ? E.T. the Extra Terrestrial

( (   Outdoor Movie, Frozen Margaritas, and a Taco Truck Habana Outpost


757 Fulton St. @ S. Portland Ave

Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Every Sunday May 11 ? October 26


Habana Outpost in Brooklyn is the first restaurant in New York City that uses 100% solar energy. Brightly colored, with a large outdoor eating area, this eco-friendly Mexican restaurant screens movies in the backyard every Sunday. It gets pretty crowded; most people go there to enjoy some frozen margaritas and grilled corn. After placing your order inside, you take your drinks and find a seat. Your food is prepared in a full-sized food truck in the back. It is a truly Brooklyn spot.

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HBO Comes to Bryant Park

Summer Film Festival


Bryant Park

Every Monday June 23 ? August 18


HBO will be screening a variety of different movies in Bryant Park this summer. You can grab some Shake Shack to go and pick a spot on the lawn, which will open at 5 p.m. every Monday evening. The screenings will begin at sunset, usually between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. This is a great choice if you are looking for a picnic-style outdoor movie experience.

June 16 ? Saturday Night Fever

June 23 ? The Mark of Zorro

June 30 ? A Soilder's Story

July 7 ? Blazing Saddles

July 14 ? Suddenly Last Summer

July 21 ? National Lampoon's Vacation

July 28 ? Key Largo

August 4 ? The Karate Kid

August 11 ? Lover Come Back

August 18 ? The Shining

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Pier 63 Lawn @ West St btwn 22nd St and 24th St

Select Wednesday & Fridays July 9 ? August 22


Hudson River Park offers movie screenings for adults and families through July and August. Free popcorn is offered to all, with beverages and other snacks available for purchase. Pier 63 has lots of open lawn space, unique stone seating, and a pretty garden where you can enjoy watching the movie.

A list of movies and dates can be found on their website at

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Metropolitan Opera Guild

Lincoln Center

Aug 23 ? September 1


At the end of each summer, the Metropolitan Opera Guild hosts an outdoor film festival the week leading up to Labor Day. The guild chooses 10 performances from the past year and projects them onto an outdoor screen. It is an extremely romantic event, and it is recommended to get there early because it is a popular event. If you would like to purchase tickets and have reserved seating, you can attend their pre-screening lectures that run from 6 p.m. ? 7 p.m. before each event. This allows you to go out to dinner before the film and skip fighting over a spot to sit. The 2014 schedule hasn't been posted but will be available in June, at

( ( (   Scenes from the City Central Park Film Festival


Rumsey Playfield

Enter the Park at East 72nd St

August 18 ? August 22


Each year during the month of August, Central Park hosts a week of evening film screenings at Rumsey Playfield. This year the festival's theme is "Scenes from Our City" and focuses on films in which New York City plays a prominent role. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., giving you time to picnic and find a good place to sit.

August 18 ? Big

August 19 ? The Royal Tenenbaums

August 20 ? The Way We Were

August 21 ? Ghostbusters

August 22 ? Rear Window

( (   Underground Movies Outdoors Rooftop Films

Prices Vary

Every Weekend

May 29 ? August 14

Rooftop Films is a New York-based non-profit organization that shows independent movies in outdoor locations, produces new films, and rents equipment at low cost to artists. This summer with mark their 18th annual Summer Series, which will include feature-length films and programs of shorts, all new and all independent. Many of their screenings will also include a Q&A with the filmmakers as well, and they work hard to pair films with venues, and audiences with artists so that each event is unique and memorable.

To find the full schedule and list of films visit their website at Venues are spread out across the entire city, and ticket pricing and start times will differ for each event.