Brooklyn’s outdoor film season is in full swing! Open spaces all over the borough are filled with film screenings, so grab a picnic blanket, popcorn, and maybe some bug spray to watch your favorite movie stars while under the stars:
Narrows Botanical Gardens offers all-ages animated flicks and action movies every other Friday night this summer. Note to visitors to Bay Ridge: the New York City Ferry stop is just a few blocks away.
On the Great Lawn [enter at Shore Road and 71st Street in Bay Ridge, (718) 748–4810, www.narro
July 12: “Wreck-It Ralph”
July 26: “Vertigo”
Aug. 16: “Wonder Woman”
Aug. 23: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
This kid-friendly film series brings a different animated film, superhero movie, or musical to a Greenpoint Park each Friday.
At Transmitter Park (Greenpoint Avenue at the East River in Greenpoint, www.towns
July 12: “The Incredibles 2”
July 19: “Aquaman”
July 26: “Coco”
Aug. 2: “Mamma Mia!”
Aug. 9: “How to Train Your Dragon 3”
Aug. 16: “Captain Marvel”
This outdoor film series focuses on independent films, offering New York premieres of Sundance favorites and a first look at upcoming Netflix films. Both free and paid screenings happen all over the borough. Bands play before each screening, and after-parties often follow the paid events.
At Industry City Courtyard 5-6 (enter at 51 35th St. between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park, www.rooft
July 12: “Saint Frances”
July 13: “Mickey and the Bear”
July 18: “The Great Hack”
At Green-Wood Cemetery [500 25th St. at Fifth Avenue in Greenwood Heights, (718) 210–3080, www.green
July 19: “The Pine Barrens”
August 2: “Cemetery Shorts”
August 23: “Rooftop Shots: Closing Night 2019”
At Brooklyn Army Terminal (140 58th St. at First Avenue in Sunset Park, www.rooft
July 20: “Ash is Purest White”
At the William Vale (111 N. 12th St. at Wythe Avenue, 23rd floor, in Williamsburg, www.thewi
July 23: “Love is Short (Films)”
July 31: “Yes, God, Yes”
August 21: “Greener Grass”
At Fort Greene Park (Washington Park at Dekalb Avenue in Fort Greene, www.rooft
July 25: “Well Groomed”
At Murmrr Theatre (17 Eastern Pkwy. between Grand Army Plaza and Underhill Avenue, www.murmr
August 17: “Sonic Youth: NYC and Beyond”
The annual film series at the end of Red Hook is going back to the 1980s, with a lineup of classic flicks from the Reagan Era. Shows start at 8:30 p.m., but you should come out a little early and claim your spot on the pier, which also offers a great view of the sunset and Lady Liberty.
At Valentino Pier (enter at Coffey and Ferris streets in Red Hook, www.redho
July 16: “Major League”
July 23: “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”
July 30: “The Terminator”
August 6: “Real Genius”
August 13: “The Dark Crystal”
August 20: “Boys N the Hood”
August 27: “Red Dawn”
This summer film series in Brooklyn’s Backyard, presented by Borough President Adams, the Prospect Park Alliance, and Nitehawk Cinema, focuses on female filmmakers, featuring three family-friendly movies written by women. Each night will start at 7 p.m. with music from local acts; the films will start at sundown (about 8:30 p.m.).
At Prospect Park’s Long Meadow (enter at Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park West, www.prosp
July 17: “Brave”
July 24: “Love and Basketball”
July 31: “Babe: Pig in the City”
Gowanus bar Parklife takes advantage of its giant patio to screen free films every Wednesday night. Before each show is a “John Trivialta” a round of trivia questions about movies (and sometimes John Travolta).
At Parklife (636 Degraw St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.parkl
July 17: “Edge of Tomorrow”
July 24: “Waiting for Guffman”
July 31: “Space Balls”
Aug. 7: “Trading Places”
Aug. 14: “Casino Royale”
Aug. 21: “The Princess Bride”
Aug. 28: “Shaun of the Dead”
Sept. 4: “Beetlejuice
Sept. 11: “Dazed and Confused
Sept. 18: “Moonstruck
Sept. 25: Viewer’s choice between “Tropic Thunder,” “Black Panther,” and “Lock, Stock, and Tow Smoking Barrels”
Fulton Area Businesses has teamed up with the Brooklyn Academy of Music to curate the perfect musical movie playlist, showing every other Thursday.
At Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center (650 Fulton St. at Lafayette Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn, www.fabal
July 18: “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary”
August 1: “Almost Famous”
August 15: “School Daze”
Brooklyn Bridge Park has offered its summer film series, with the Manhattan skyline as a stunning backdrop, since 2000. This season, titled “Better the Second Time Around” features audience favorites from the last 20 years. Before and during the show, Smorgasburg offers food and drinks from tents at the bottom of the viewing lawn.
At Pier One’s Harbor View Lawn (enter at Furman and Old Fulton streets in Dumbo, www.brook
July 18: “Girlfight”
July 25: “It Happened One Night”
Aug. 1: “Crooklyn”
Aug. 8: “The Big Lebowski”
Aug. 15: “An American Tail”
Aug. 22: “Selma”
Aug. 29: Public Vote between “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” “Groundhog Day,” or “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”
The Coney Island Alliance presents its seventh annual movie series, presented on an inflatable screen on the beach. There are only three feature films this summer, but they are all blockbusters! Bring a beach towel or a blanket and find your plot on the sand — and if you get hungry, the carry-out food from the Boardwalk is just a few steps away.
On the Coney Island Beach (at West 12th Street between the Boardwalk and the water in Coney Island, www.coney
July 22: “The Incredibles 2”
August 5: “A Star is Born”
August 26: “Avengers: End Game”
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