Free summer movies in NYC
Free indoor and outdoor movie screenings happen all over NYC during the warm-weather months. Here are some highlights.
"SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK" (8: 30 p.m. July 10): Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar and Bradley Cooper was an Oscar contender for the 2012 dark comedy. Playing as part of Hudson Park's RiverFlicks for Grown-ups at Pier 63.
"FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF" (sundown July 11): Brooklyn Bridge Park (334 Furman St.) kicks off its 14th annual film series with the 1986 teen classic starring Matthew Broderick.
"THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS" (8:30 p.m. July 12): The clever folks at Aardman Animations ("Wallace & Gromit") are behind this 2012 screwball seafaring tale. Part of Hudson River Park's RiverFlicks for Kids at Pier 46.
"DESPICABLE ME" (8:30 p.m. July 16): You'll be fresh off having seen "Despicable Me 2," which opens July 3, when you catch the original at The Rooftop Film seres at Bronx Terminal Market (level 6 of the garage, 610 Exterior St.). The Steve Carrell-voiced 2010 kids film starts at sunset, and attendees are encouraged to bring chairs.
"PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE" (sunset July 17): There can't be a better way to view Paul Ruben's classic first Pee Wee film than outdoors, and McCarren Park in Williamsburg (776 Lorimar St.) is answering the call, screening the movie as part of its SummerScreen series. Food and music start at 6 p.m.
"THE WAY WE WERE" (6:30 p.m. July 17): The Museum of Jewish Heritage's "Hello Gorgeous! The Films of Barbra Streisand" puts the focus on Brooklyn's own at at Edmond J. Safra Plaza (36 Battery Place in Manhattan), and the 1973 love story between Streisand and Robert Redford's characters mandates bringing a hankie.
"ARGO" (8:30 p.m. July 24): Check out the highly lauded Ben Affleck 2012 film at Hudson Park's RiverFlicks for Grown-ups at Pier 63.
"BRAVE" (July 27): The best animated feature Oscar for 2012 went to this tale of a plucky young princess that screens as part of Roosevelt Island's Operating Corporation's Outdoor Summer Movie Series. Start time has yet to be announced.
"MEN IN BLACK 3" (7:30 p.m. July 29): Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reunite once again to save the world. Playing as part of Coney Island's Flicks on the Beach, near West 10th Street in Coney Island.
"MOONRISE KINGDOM" (8:30 p.m. July 31): Wes Anderson's 2012 film centers around two misfit kids. Playing as part of Hudson Park's RiverFlicks for Grown-ups at Pier 63.
"THE GOONIES" (sunset July 31): See Corey Feldman's shining cinematic moment from 1985 at McCarren Park in Williamsburg (776 Lorimar St.). Food and music start at 6 p.m.
"MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED" (8:30 p.m. Aug. 2): See the third "Madagascar," from 2012, at Hudson River Park's RiverFlicks for Kids at Pier 46.
"HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE" (sunset Aug. 2): The film that started it all (well, after the books got the H.P. ball rolling) in 2001 screens at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (Pier 86, 12th Ave. and 46th Street). Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
"MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS" (8:30 p.m. Aug. 7): The 2012 film grossed more than $1.5 billion worldwide, and you don't have to contribute to that total one bit when Hudson Park's RiverFlicks for Grown-ups screens it at Pier 63.
"PITCH PERFECT" (8:30 p.m. Aug. 14): Like "Bring It On," for a cappella singers and with Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson (2012). Playing as part of Hudson Park's RiverFlicks for Grown-ups at Pier 63.
"ROCKY" (6 p.m. Aug. 15): We're already humming Bill Conti's catchy theme song to the 1976, defining Sylvester Stallone film. At Brooklyn Bridge Park (334 Furman St.).
"BEETLEJUICE" (8:30 p.m. Aug. 16): Micheal Keaton steals the show as an obnoxious ghost in the 1988 Tim Burton movie. Part of Hudson River Park's RiverFlicks for Kids at Pier 46.
"GREASE" (8 p.m. Aug. 18): What's the word? Grease. Always, always grease. The 1978 musical with John Travolta and Oliva Newton-John screens at Brooklyn's Habana Outpost (757 Fulton St.)
"E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL" (8-9 p.m. Aug. 19): The lawn at Bryant Park, Sixth Avenue and 42 Street, opens at 5 p.m., so grab a spot to see the Steven Spielberg classic about a boy and his alien friend.
"THE HUNGER GAMES" (8:30 p.m. Aug. 21): Catch up with Katniss before the fall premiere of the next installment in the popular series. Playing as part of Hudson Park's RiverFlicks for Grown-ups at Pier 63.
"VERTIGO" (sundown Aug. 22): An Alfred Hitchcock must-see (ah, there are so many) from 1958 in which Jimmy Stewart can't quite find his romantic balance. At Brooklyn Bridge Park (334 Furman St.).
"INCEPTION" (Aug. 24): Christopher Nolan's mind- and time-bending thriller from 2010, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page, plays as part of Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation's Outdoor Summer Movie Series. Start time to be announced.