No stadium seating? No air-conditioning? No roof? Ah, perfect! Outdoor movie season is in full swing at parks and on rooftops all over New York City. Screenings generally start at dusk and almost all are free. For a more complete list of summer film series, go to nycgo.com.
1 CONEY ISLAND FLICKS ON THE BEACH
WHAT An ocean breeze, a 40-foot inflatable screen and upbeat blockbusters like "Men in Black 3" (July 29) make this one of the most summery series around.
WHEN | WHERE Mondays through Aug. 19 on the beach near West 10th Street in Coney Island, Brooklyn
INFO 718-594-7895, coneyislandfunguide.com
2 MOVIE NIGHT AT HABANA OUTPOST
WHAT Fort Greene's Cuban-centric eatery becomes an alfresco theater, with crowd-pleasing fare like "Say Anything" (July 7) and "Fame" (Aug. 25).
WHEN | WHERE Sundays through Oct. 28 at Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton St., Brooklyn
INFO 718-858-9500, cafehabanablog.wordpress.com
3 SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK OUTDOOR CINEMA
WHAT This year's international lineup, chosen partly by Film Forum's programmers, includes films from Chad, Mexico and even South Korea. Live performances highlighting each film's region of origin begin at 7 p.m.
WHEN | WHERE Wednesdays through Aug. 21 at Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City
INFO 718-956-1819, socratessculpturepark.org
4 RIVERFLICKS FOR KIDS
WHAT A mix of newer and older movies, from "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" (July 12) to "Beetlejuice" (Aug. 16). All are rated PG and come with free popcorn.
WHEN | WHERE Fridays at Hudson River Park's Pier 46 near Charles Street, Manhattan
INFO 212-627-2121, riverflicks.com
5 SUMMER MOVIE NIGHTS AT mad46
WHAT A midtown Manhattan rooftop lounge provides a swankier-than-usual setting for a summer movie series. Themed cocktails accompany screenings like "Saturday Night Fever" (Aug. 13), "Grease" (Oct. 2) and even "Grease 2" (Oct. 9). Make a reservation if you want a table with waitress service. Ages 21 and older. May insist on purchase of a drink or two.
WHEN | WHERE Tuesdays or Wednesdays through Oct. 16 atop The Roosevelt Hotel, Madison Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan
INFO 212-885-6095, mad46.com
6 HBO BRYANT PARK SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL
WHAT These screenings always fill up fast, so get in line extra early for the cult favorites "Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte" (July 15) and "The Women" (Aug. 12). No dogs or chairs on the lawn.
WHEN | WHERE Mondays at Bryant Park, Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street, Manhattan
INFO 212-512-5700, bryantpark.org