Your Guide to Outdoor Movies in New York

A crowd watches Movie Night at the Elevated Acre, part of the River To River Festival. Photo: Wellington Lee.. Beyond the jam-packed Monday nights already under way at Bryant Park, free outdoor movies have popped up in the far corners of the city, turning New York into a giant drive-in theater without the cars. Sometimes they're small-scale, outdoor cinema screenings in schoolyards, community gardens or playgrounds like tonight's CinemaParque on the handball courts at East Williamsburg's Sternberg Park showing films made by local youth about growing up as Latino immigrants. Several, like ones listed below, have become popular community events:

Outdoor Movies in Brooklyn

Where: Greenpoint, SummerScreen in McCarren Park When: Wednesdays, July 8 Aug. 12 Highlight: Fame will light up the sky like a flame on Aug. 5. Where: DUMBO, Movies with a View in Brooklyn Bridge Park When: Thursdays, July 9 Aug. 27 Highlight: Maltese Falcon on July 16. Where: Park Slope, Brooklyn Film Works in J.J. Byrne Park When: Wednesdays in July Highlight: Dr. Strangelove on July 8 Where: Prospect Park, Celebrate Brooklyn! Movies and Music series When: Aug. 1, Aug. 6 Highlight: Prince's Purple Rain on Aug. 6

Outdoor Movies in Queens

Where: L.I.C., City Outdoor Cinema in Socrates Sculpture Park, When: Wednesdays, July 15 Aug. 19 Highlight: International films matched to cuisine: Waltz with Bashir on Aug. 5. Where: Bayside, Movies Under the Bridge in Little Bay Park When: Tuesdays, Aug. 18 - Sept. 1 Highlight: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will be shown on Sept. 1

Outdoor Movies in Manhattan

Where: Washington Sq. and Tompkins Sq. parks, Films on the Green. When: Fridays, June and July Highlight: All French films such as Eric Rohmer's Claire's Knee on July 24 at Tompkins Square. Where: The Elevated Acre, 55 Water St., River to River Festival When: Mondays in July Highlight: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, the 1974 original version, on July 13. Where: Riverside Park South at 70th Street, Summer on the Hudson, Pier I When: Wednesdays, July 8 Aug. 12 Highlight: Wall Street on July 15. Source: "Your outdoor movie guide" by Amy Zimmer -Metro International. Read full article at:

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