Better Than A Drive-In
Ann Fraser, Lifestyle Editor, May, 2016
What could be better than summer and movies? How about a whole summer of outdoor movie choices available in every part of the city, from park to park and river to river, and almost all of it free?
There are many options to choose from, so check out the sites below, grab your pals, your significant others, your family, your popcorn, and enjoy a night under the stars with the stars.
Movies Under the Stars, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/free-summer-movies, offers everything from Minions to The 400 Blows, in parks throughout the boroughs. Movies Under the Stars is a free ticket to the best seat in town.
Another free festival is Films on the Green, www.face-foundation.org/films-on-the-green/, which focuses on French cinema and takes place in parks throughout Manhattan.
Summer Screen, www.summerscreen.org, is a free movie and concert series that takes place in Williamsburg‘s Maclaren Park each Wednesday night in July and August, with cult films, classic movies, live music, food and more.
Summer on the Hudson is just that, https://www.nycgovparks.org/summer-on-the-hudson, it’s the Parks Department’s annual arts and culture festival in Riverside between 59th street and 153rd street.
Hudson River Flicks , in Chelsea, https://www.hudsonriverpark.org/events/series/riverflicks-big-hit-wednesdays presents a new movie every Wednesday starting July 6th.
Queens has its own Outdoor Film Festival this summer, too. An International Film Festival, also on Wednesday nights, at the Socrates Sculpture Park, www.socratessculpturepark.org/programs/films in partnership with Rooftop Films and will feature films from the African Queen to Embrace the Serpent.
Brooklyn Bridge Park is the site for Movies With a View, www.brooklynbridgepark.org/event-series/movies-with-a-view. Enjoy your film with a spectacular view. Classic American movies will be presented here.
Rooftop Films, www.rooftopfilms.com is unique. While not free, films always follow a live musical performance. This year’s theme is underground films.
FMCP movie night takes place in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/flushing-meadows-corona-park/events. This is a free series in a lovely setting.
Down in front!