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Cinematic Summer

Forgo the Freon of the multiplex for the fresh air of an outdoor screening—cult classics in an empty pool, indie shorts on the roof, or a blockbuster from yesteryear on a midtown lawn.

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HBO / Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Bryant Park, 42nd St. at Sixth Ave.
Stick to tradition with such oldies but goodies as Hitchcock's Psycho, Bogart's Casablanca, and Bus Stop starring Marilyn Monroe.
Times: Mondays at dusk until 8/20
Price: Free

SummerScreen
McCarren Park, Bedford Ave. at N. 12th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Keep your cool with a greased-up Emilio Estévez in the unhinged Repo Man or a banditry-minded George Clooney in Three Kings.
Times: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. until 8/21
Price: Free

Movies Under the Stars
Riverside Park, Riverside Dr. at 65th St.
Head west, young man, with John Wayne (The Searchers) or Butch Cassidy.
Times: Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. until 8/22
Price: Free

River Flicks for Grownups
Pier 54 at Hudson River Park, West Side Hwy. at 14th St.
Drop your jaw for late-night cable epics—The Matrix, Gladiator, and, oh, yes, Nacho Libre.
Times: Fridays at 8 p.m. until 8/22
Price: Free

River Flicks for Kids
Pier 46 at Hudson River Park, West Side Hwy. at Christopher St.
Don't be thrown by the name; a maniacal Gene Wilder (Willy Wonka…) and an oh-so-rad Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future) mean these "kiddie flicks" are really for "all ages."
Times: Fridays at 8 p.m. until 8/24
Price: Free

Films at Fort Greene
Fort Greene Park, 135 DeKalb Ave., Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Venture out for dinner and a movie since the Nigerian documentary (Welcome to Nollywood) and the baseball tearjerker (Bang the Drum Slowly) alike come with empanadas.
Times: Various days at 8 p.m. until 8/30
Price: Free

Rooftop Films
Various locations
Go underground at the top of a building with indie flicks that range from South African rap features (Hip Hop Revolution) to Un-American films ("Political Shorts").
Times: Various days at 8:30 p.m. until 9/22
Price: $5–$8


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