Here are the best FREE outdoor film fests
Summer brings out the best of New York’s FREE outdoor film festivals across the city. Whether you’re walking through Bryant Park or tanning on a beach at Coney Island, there is sure to be a projection screen near you. These are some of the festivals:
INTREPID SUMMER MOVIES SERIES
Brave the water to see the “Jaws,” as well as other big-screen favorites.
Can’t miss: “Jaws”
If you go: Intrepid Museum, intrepidmuseum.org
FILMS IN TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK
Live symphonic music will be introducing these films.
Can’t miss: “Rushmore”
If you go: Tompkins Square Park, facebook.com/films intompkins
HBO BRYANT PARK SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL
A slew of box office hits is set to keep Bryant Park-goers entertained all summer long. Movies will be complemented by a variety of kiosks offering snacks and refreshments.
Can't miss: “E.T.”
If you go: Bryant Park Lawn, bryantpark.org
CONEY ISLAND FLICKS ON THE BEACH
Now you can be a beach bum and also go to the theater, with the help of a 40-foot inflatable screen. Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen.
Can’t miss: “Wreck-It Ralph”
If you go: West 10th Street, coneyislandfunguide.com
Williamsburg’s biggest film festival will screen six movies in McCarren Park, and the final film will be voted on from a list of nominees.
Can’t miss: “The Goonies”
If you go: McCarren Park, summerscreen.org
RIVERFLICKS FOR GROWNUPS
Last year’s biggest cinematic hits are this summer’s FREE treasures.
Can’t miss: “Argo”
If you go: Pier 63, riverflicks.com
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
In its “Song & Dance” film series, Riverside Park will showcase movie musicals.
Can’t miss: “Little Shop of Horrors”
If you go: Pier 1, Riverside Park, nycgovparks.org
SYFY MOVIES WITH A VIEW
Travel the world in eight nights with this year’s “With Love From ...” film festival, a showcase of movies from across the globe. Brooklyn Bridge Park will be hosting the series, featuring accompanying DJs to keep the crowd lively until the films begin.
Can’t miss: “Rocky”
If you go: Brooklyn Bridge Park Harbor View Lawn, brooklynbridgepark.org
CENTRAL PARK FILM FESTIVAL
The Central Park Conservancy is letting you choose the lineup for this year’s 11th annual festival. Each night will feature a different film genre, with films selected from an online poll. Vote now!
If you go: Central Park, centralparknyc.org