When summer comes around, seeing a movie without air-conditioning or even a roof starts to sound pretty fun. Here are a few outdoor movie options in New York City, all free and most starting around dusk. For a more complete list, go to nycgo.com.
RIVER FLICKS FOR GROWN-UPS
WHAT In a city now ruled by small children, this Wednesday-night series offers a respite with adult-oriented fare like "Bridesmaids" (July 25) and "Horrible Bosses" (Aug. 22).
WHEN | WHERE Wednesdays, July 11 through Aug. 22. The Pier 63 lawn, enter at 12th Avenue and West 22nd or West 24th streets.
INFO 212-627-2121, riverflicks.com
MOVIE NIGHTS ON THE ELEVATED ACRE
WHAT This little-known rooftop park in the Financial District will screen four new indie films as part of the River to River festival partnership with Tribeca Films, including "Side by Side" (July 9), a documentary about digital cinema narrated and coproduced by Keanu Reeves.
WHEN | WHERE Mondays, June 18 through July 9. 55 Water St.
HBO BRYANT PARK SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL
WHAT The ever-popular midtown festival still screens the favorites, from "The Wizard of Oz" (July 2) to "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (Aug. 20). You can pre-order picnic dinners from the nearby eatery 'wichcraft.
WHEN | WHERE Mondays, June 18 through Aug. 20. Bryant Park, Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street
INFO 212-512-5700, bryantpark.org
SUMMERSCREEN AT McCARREN PARK
WHAT Leave it to the hipsters in Williamsburg to offer an all-ironic series that includes "Cruel Intentions" (July 11) and "Dirty Dancing" (July 25).
WHEN | WHERE Wednesdays, July 11 through Aug. 15. McCarren Park, Bedford Avenue and North 12th Street, Brooklyn
INFO 718-965-8900, summerscreen.org
FILMS ON THE GREEN
WHAT The French Embassy sponsors this Francophone film fest (with subtitles), with recent productions and classics like "Jules and Jim" (Sept. 6).
WHEN | WHERE Varying days, locations and start times through Sept. 6 in Manhattan
INFO 212-439-1425, newyorkinfrench.net
BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK SYFY MOVIES WITH A VIEW
WHAT This year's random lineup ranges from "Clueless" (July 26) to "Unforgiven" (Aug. 23). But with the city skyline shimmering across the river, who cares what's playing?
WHEN | WHERE Thursdays, July 5 through Aug. 30. Brooklyn Bridge Park, enter at Old Furman and Fulton streets
INFO 718-222-9939, brooklynbridgepark.org