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Summer Screenings

Free outdoor movies off the beaten path.

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Habana Outpost Outdoor Movie Series
757 Fulton St., at S. Portland Ave., Fort Greene, Brooklyn; 718-858-9500
The popular summer hangout (and provider of excellent Cuban and Mexican food) hosts a populist batch of throwback movie screenings every Sunday: Star Wars! City of God! Batman! The series impressively runs through October, and may very well be packed on September 6, when The Wiz screens.

Narrows Botanical Gardens Summer Cinema
Narrows Botanical Gardens Shore Road, Brooklyn; nr. 72nd St.
Bay Ridge's Botanical Gardens hosts a short movie series, including this month's Toy Story and The Prisoner of Second Avenue, a 1975 comedy adapted from a Neil Simon play and starring Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft.

Socrates Sculpture Park: Outdoor Cinema 2009
32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City; 718-858-9500
Along with "State Fair," a new installation for the season, Queens's Socrates Sculpture Park offers the eleventh year of its international film festival. Waltz With Bashir, the animated First Lebanon War documentary that was the front-runner for a Best Foreign Picture Oscar (but lost!), is a highlight. Also on hand will be local cuisine and performances from musicians and dancers.

Summer Movie Series at the Intrepid
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum; Twelfth Ave. at 46th St., Pier 86; 212-245-0072
The monthly series — held, awesomely enough, right on the old war-horse's flight deck — wraps up with Apollo 13. If you've never made it out to this New York institution, August 21 wouldn't be a bad time.

Films on the Green
Tompkins Square Park, 7th St. at Ave. A; 212-408-0100
The series, presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, wraps things up on the 24th with Eric Rohmer's classic Claire's Knee, which is about a guy who wants to touch a girl's knee.


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