Summer on the Hudson: Movies Under the Stars 2012
Pier I, in Riverside Park South, 70th St. and the Hudson
This year’s series theme is bicycles, be it on-screen or how you get to to the park. And here’s a fun drinking game: Take a swig every time you see a cycle on-screen—because there will be many! Just maybe don’t ride your bike home after you play.
When: Wednesdays at 8:30 (seating opens at 6:30)
Upcoming movies: Quicksilver (7/25), Amélie (8/1), Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (8/8), The Triplets of Belleville (8/15),
HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Bryant Park; 42nd St. at Sixth Ave.
The green space for this one is notorious for getting filled up fast, so if you have an unemployed friend, best have them go save your spot. Lend them your iPad to pass the time (there’s free WiFi in the park).
When: Mondays, lawn opens at 5 p.m.
Upcoming movies: The Maltese Falcon (7/23), Rebel Without a Cause (7/30), The Adventures of Robin Hood (8/6), All About Eve (8/13), Raiders of the Lost Ark (8/20)
RiverFlicks 2012: Adults
Pier 63 Lawn; West 22nd St. and the Hudson
Pretend you’re on vacation and take a load off by the river. With free popcorn!
When: Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.
Upcoming Movies: Bridesmaids (7/25), Limitless (8/1), Cowboys & Aliens (8/8), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (8/15), Horrible Bosses (8/22)
RiverFlicks for Kids
Pier 46; Charles St. at West St.; 212-627-2121
Because the kiddos like movies, too. And free popcorn.
When: Fridays at 8:30 p.m.
Upcoming movies: Superman, the Movie (7/20), Hugo (7/27), Puss in Boots (8/3), Rango (8/10), Back to the Future (8/17), The Smurfs (8/24)
Red Hook Flicks
Valentino Pier; Van Dyke St., Ferry St., and Coffey St., Red Hook, Brooklyn
Every Tuesday catch a movie under the watchful eye of Lady Liberty. Pooches welcome.
When: Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
Upcoming movies: How to Train Your Dragon (7/24), Alien (7/31), Zombieland (8/7), Blade (8/14), E.T. (8/21)
Movies With a View: Brooklyn Bridge Park Summer Film Series
Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park; 1 Main St. at Plymouth St., Dumbo, Brooklyn; 718-802-0603
One of the most scenic series, this one kicks off with a dance party. So come ready to shimmy or shake, or whatever your preferred move is.
When: Thurdays: D.J.s at 6 p.m., movies at sundown
Upcoming Movies: Slumdog Millionaire (7/19), Clueless (7/26), Wet Hot American Summer (8/2), Barefoot in the Park (8/9) The Big Chill (8/16), Unforgiven (8/23), TBA—people’s choice (8/30)
Celebrate Brooklyn Movies & Music Series
Prospect Park Bandshell; 9th St. at Prospect Park West, Park Slope, Brooklyn
There are only two movies left in this series, shown on the biggest screen in NYC, both with appropriately themed musical acts preceding.
When: 7/28 and 8/2 at 7:30 p.m.
Upcoming movies: The Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long / Loser’s Lounge (7/28), Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet / The Love Show (8/2)
McCarren Park; Bedford Ave. at N. 12th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
The music for this films-and-tunes series was curated by indie programming guru Todd P. Food and drink is also available.
When: Wednesdays at 6 p.m. (bands at 6:30, movies at 8:15)
Upcoming movies: Dirty Dancing (7/25), Princess Bride (8/1), Top Gun (8/8), TBA (8/15)
Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park
Socrates Sculpture Park; 32-01 Vernon Blvd., nr. Broadway, Long Island City, Queens
Be surrounded by art at this film fest with an international bent, right in Queens.
When: Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Upcoming movies: U.K.: Her Master’s Voice ( 7/25), Brazil: Senna (8/1), Japan: Summer Wars (8/8), France/Italy: Certified Copy (8/15), South Korea: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (8/22)
Intrepid Summer Movie Series
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum; Twelfth Ave. at 46th St., Pier 86; 212-245-0072
What’s better than seeing a movie outside? Seeing a movie outside on a boat! Bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets, blankets—whatever you like. Except for alcohol.
When: Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Upcoming movies: Star Trek (7/20), The Muppets (7/27), Jurassic Park (8/3), The Goonies (8/17)
Central Park Conservancy Film Festival
North of Sheep Meadow; Central Park West at 72nd St.; 212-310-6600
A Tuesday-to-Saturday fest, held in the landscape north of Sheep Meadow.
When: 8/21 to 8/25
Upcoming movies: Do the Right Thing (8/21), Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (8/22), The Big Lebowski (8/23), Animal House (8/24), TBA—people’s choice (8/25)