Where to See Outdoor Movies in NYC
Going to see a movie with the family is fun during any season, but in the summer your family is able to catch some outdoor movies! Many companies and venues are setting up great outdoor areas where you can watch your kids’ favorite film (that you also love secretly too) and old time classics.
Whatever kind of movie you are looking for, these outdoor movies in NYC are sure to make your summer more memorable.
1 Oak St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Price: $55 per car (up to 7 passengers); $19.50 for single outdoor seat
Enjoy a great movie while admiring the view of the Manhattan Skyline.
With so many movies to choose from throughout the summer, families can drive their cars up to the screen or bring a chair and sit in their designated seating section! A movie night would not be complete without the proper snacks, so the drive-in has a concession stand that all movie goers can go to.
43-50 Main St., Flushing, Queens
The Queens Botanical Garden is a perfect scenic destination to have a movie night! Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs in order to enjoy the experience even more.
With every ticket that is purchased, guests are given a $5 food voucher, a complimentary craft or performance and after-hours admission to the garden. What more can you ask for!
Pier 86, W 46th St., New York
Come watch classic films at Intrepid’s flight deck this summer! Experience an outdoor movie night with friends and family where you can bring your own lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets for a fun and comfortable evening.
This year, you and your family can catch ship-themed films on June 30, July 28 and August 25.
60 West 37th St., New York, NY
Starting at $22.50 per person
Located at the rooftop of Skylawn Embassy Suites, Rooftop Cinema club offers an entertaining experience where you can watch their screenings in the new LED screen and immerse yourself with wireless headphones.
The variety of films available range between classics and new releases for you to come enjoy with your family! Movie snacks and a food menu is available if you are looking for a treat.
89 South St, New York, NY
Earlier this year, Seaport Cinema asked guests to vote for their favorite movies and now you will be able to watch them on The Greens rooftop!
Many of the movies are great for kids (such as Air Bud) and they are also showing movies that are great classics for adults. Reservations for each movie open a week before and each lawn can accommodate up to 8 guests.
Various locations across the five boroughs
The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and NYC Parks are bringing NYC families a wide variety of kids movies that will be playing throughout the boroughs this summer!
Since the movies will be taking place at local parks, kids can enjoy beloved movies while also playing at the park’s attractions. With a mixture of newly released movies and old classics, there are choices out there for everyone to enjoy.
Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn
Take in another amazing view of the city while watching a classic movie every Thursday in July and August! This movie series is loved by many New Yorker and is a popular activity during the summer.
This spot is perfect for hot summer nights because you are able to get a nice breeze from the East River that will keep you cool.
Between 40th and 42nd St. & Fifth and Sixth Ave.
One of the best outdoor movie venues will be playing 11 movies over the course of June, July and August! All of the movies will begin at 8 pm, but the lawn is open for people to reserve their spots starting at 5 pm. The lineup of films this year includes Almost Famous, Roman Holiday, School of Rock and more.