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

  • A Christmas Carol Theatre Three | Port Jefferson
    Sat. 11/28 7 p.m.; Sun. 11/29 3 p.m.; Wed. 12/2 2 p.m.; Fri. 12/4 7... Charles Dickens' holiday classic, set on Christmas Eve in 1843 London, about the old miser ...

  • Graphic Appeal: Modern Prints from the Collection Heckscher Museum of Art | Huntington
    Weekly: Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.;... Landscape, figurative and abstract works from a wide range of traditional and modern processes; artists ...

  • Beth Levine: The First Lady of Shoes Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages | Stony Brook
    Weekly: Sun. Noon-5 p.m.; Thu. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.;... Celebrating the life and career of the visionary shoe designer through a wide array of ...

  • Fun for Family and Friends Lakeview Public Library | Rockville Centre
    Sat. 11/28 11 a.m.-Noon; Thu. 12/3 6-7 p.m.; Thu. 12/10 6-7 p.m.; Sat.... Family fun with sampling of crafts, games and more, for all ages, register ...

  • 1863 Thanksgiving Celebration Old Bethpage Village Restoration | Old Bethpage
    Sat. 11/28 10 a.m.; Sun. 11/29 10 a.m.
    1863 Thanksgiving Celebration, presented by Nassau County ...

  • Madison Square Garden's A Christmas Carol The Musical CM Performing Arts Center | Oakdale
    Sat. 11/28 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 11/29 2 p.m.; Fri. 12/4 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 12/5... Charles Dickens' holiday classic, set on Christmas Eve in 1843 London, about the old miser ...

  • Disney's The Little Mermaid Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts | Smithtown
    Sat. 11/28 2 p.m.; Sat. 11/28 7 p.m.; Sun. 11/29 3 p.m.; Thu. 12/3 7... Musical fantasy by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, based on the Danish fairy tale by ...

  • Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical John W. Engeman Theater at Northport | Northport
    Sat. 11/28 3 p.m.; Sat. 11/28 8 p.m.; Sun. 11/29 2 p.m.; Wed. 12/2 8... Meredith Willson's musical adaptation of the classic holiday story by Valentine Davies in which a ...

  • Doug Hilson: Urbanscapes Hofstra University Museum: Emily Lowe Gallery | Hempstead
    Weekly: Sun. Noon-4 p.m.; Tue. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wed. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.;... Recent large-scale paintings and drawings referencing the shapes and forms of an urban world (high-rises, ...

  • Dark Star Orchestra The Paramount | Huntington
    Sat. 11/28 8 p.m.
    Dark Star Orchestra will perform live ...

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