Outdoor movies on Long Island

People enjoy an outdoor movie night at

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It's that time of the year again -- outdoor movies are screening at a park, beach or restaurant near you. Warm summer nights set the perfect backdrop for a movie with the little ones or an evening out with friends.

"It's something fun and it makes the dining experience that much better," says Dennis McDermott, owner of The Riverhead Project restaurant, which screens films on its open-air patio.

Outdoor movies are an affordable and relaxing way to end a summer day packed with activities. Most films begin at sunset -- admission is often free or at only a nominal charge. While many venues allow you to bring a picnic, some do not permit outside food. Double check with the venue before heading out. --Dorianna Valerio

  • Stories and More Lakeview Public Library | Rockville Centre
    Weekly: Wed. 10:30-11:30 a.m.Through Wed. 8/31. Hear stories and play games, do crafts, and socialize, for children ages 2-7, register ...

  • Line Dancing Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell | Wantagh
    Wed. 8/31 7:30 p.m.
    Line Dancing with Marianne Cook Taylor ...

  • Wacky Water Wednesdays Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium | Cold Spring Harbor
    Weekly: Wed. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.Through Wed. 8/31. Children can enjoy sprinkler and bubble fun on the hatchery lawn, bring a towel ...

  • 39 Steps Union Square Theater | New York
    Weekly: Sun. 3 p.m.; Mon. 7 p.m.; Wed. 2 p.m., 8 p.m.; Thu. 8 p.m.;... Patrick Barlow's comic adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 spy thriller film and John Buchan's 1915 ...

  • AMVETS Post 48 Meeting AMVETS Post 48 | Lake Ronkonkoma
    Monthly: Last Wed. 8 p.m. All honorably discharged men, women and their families welcome. ...

  • Hamilton: An American Musical Richard Rodgers Theater | New York
    Weekly: Mon. 8 p.m.; Tue. 8 p.m.; Wed. 2 p.m., 8 p.m.; Thu. 8 p.m.;... Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical biography of Alexander Hamilton; inspired by the book by Ron Chernow ...

  • The King and I Lincoln Center Theater: Vivian Beaumont Theater | New York
    Weekly: Sun.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat. Musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the book "Anna and the ...

  • Fiddler on the Roof Broadway Theatre | New York
    Weekly: Sun. 3 p.m.; Tue. 7 p.m.; Wed. 2 p.m., 8 p.m.; Thu. 7 p.m.;... Musical by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905 ...

  • If I Were a Whaler The Whaling Museum and Education Center | Cold Spring Harbor
    Weekly: Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tue. Noon-4 p.m.; Wed. Noon-4 p.m.; Thu.... Depicting the whaler's role at sea through interactive, hands-on stations; includes a collection of nautical ...

  • Sayville Bohemia Homemakes Sayville Fire House | Sayville
    Weekly: Wed. 10 a.m. Come for crafts, classes, lunch, community services projects, and conversation, ladies can come and check ...

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