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Free Summer Movies in New York City 2014

Central Park Film Festival, New York City Free Outdoor Movies
Enjoy free outdoor movies in New York City each summer! From classics, family movies, comedies, horror flicks, and sing-a-longs, there's something for everyone! The following is a list of free summer movies from 2013, so check back soon for details on 2014 free summer movies in NYC!

2013 HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Monday evenings from June 17 - August 19 in Bryant Park, 42nd Street and 6th Avenue. The gravel area surrounding the Lawn opens at 4pm. The Lawn opens at 5pm.
Film Festival Hotline: 212-512-5700
No chairs, tables, dogs, plastic sheets, tarps, bags, or pads are permitted on the lawn.
Free bike parking available in the park at the Pétanque Courts (6th Avenue and 41st Street).

17 - Tootsie
24 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
1 - Frenzy
8 - Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
15 - Hush...Hush Sweet Charlotte
22 - The African Queen
29 - A Foreign Affair
5 - Norma Rae
12 - The Women
19 - E.T. the Extra Terrestrial

Central Park Film Festival, New York City Free Outdoor MoviesCentral Park Film Festival 2013

August 22-26, 2013, nightly at 8pm, rain or shine. Gates open to the public at 6:30pm. 
The people have spoken, choosing the following five films to be screened during 2013’s Central Park Conservancy Film Festival. A different movie genre will be featured every night, August 22-26.
The festival is held in the landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive. The festival is free of charge and all movies will be closed captioned. Bring a picnic!

Thursday, August 22: Classics
West Side Story (Not Rated)

Friday, August 23: Family
Hook (PG)
Saturday, August 24: Romantic Comedy
Silver Linings Playbook (R)
Sunday, August 25: Horror
The Shining (R)

Monday, August 26: Adventure
Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)

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Summerscreen Film Festival McCarren Park, Brooklyn, NYSummerScreen at McCarren Park, Williamsburg Brooklyn - 2013
Wednesday evenings from July 10 through August 14 at McCarren Park Ballfields (the corner of Bedford Avenue and North 12th streets, right next to the tennis courts in Williamsburg, Brooklyn). We'd recommend getting there early; doors to the park open at 6pm, bands go on at 6:30pm, and films start at sundown. No dogs allowed.
July 10 - Can't Hardly Wait
July 17 - Pee Wee's Big Adventure
July 24 - The Craft
July 31 - The Goonies
August 7 - Speed
August 14
- Audience Pick!

Take the G train to Nassau or the L train to Bedford.

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Hudson River Park's RiverFlicks, New York City2013 Hudson River Park's Riverflicks for Kids
Fridays from July 12 - August 23 at Pier 46 in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, at Charles Street and the Hudson River. Enjoy new and classic films for the whole family to enjoy!

July 12 - The Pirates! Band of Misfits - PG
July 19 - ParaNorman - PG
July 26 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit - PG
August 2 - Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - PG
August 9 - Rise of the Guardians - PG
August 16 - Beetlejuice - PG
August 23  - Adventures of Tintin - PG

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2013 Hudson River Park's Riverflicks for Grownups
Theme: 2012's Blockbusters
Bands of heroes and bands of singers come together this summer! See the Stars, under the stars - watch all of your favorite blockbusters from 2012 on the big screen, again! This time around, they're all FREE. Hudson River Park's RiverFlicks has all of last year's favorite big screen hits! Free popcorn.

Wednesdays from July 10 - August 21 on the Pier 63 lawn in Chelsea (enter at West 22nd or West 24th). 

July 10 - Silver Linings Playbook - R
July 17 - Looper - R
July 24 - Argo - R
July 31- Moonrise Kingdom - PG13
August 7 - The Avengers - PG13
August 14 - Pitch Perfect - PG13
August 21 - The Hunger Games - PG13

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Movies With a View, Free movies in New York City2013 Brooklyn Bridge Park's Movies With a View
Every Thursday from July 11-August 29; DJs at 6pm, Movies at Sundown
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, in cooperation with Brooklyn Bridge Park, is pleased to announce the lineup for the fourteenth year of its signature movie series. This will be Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's sixth year partnering with Syfy to present Syfy Movies With A View. The free, outdoor film series will take place on Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and will feature films from different cities around the globe.

Music starts at 6pm, and the films begin at sundown. Park concessionaires Blue Marble Ice Cream, Luke's Lobster, No. 7 Subs, Lizzmonade Brooklyn, and the Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar will be offering food and drink for purchase. FREE! On the Harbor View Lawn of Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Directions to Pier 1
To maintain our luscious and green lawns, chairs are not permitted on the park lawns.

July 11
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
High School truant extraordinaire, Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) plots to take one last grand day off before graduation, touring the streets on Chicago in a Ferrari "borrowed" from a friend's father's while staying  one step ahead of principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones). A master of capturing the trials and triumphs of teenage freedom, Director John Hughes blends satire, social commentary, and pure fun. [PG-13]

July 18
Enter the Dragon

Under the guise of an international martial arts competition, Bruce Lee and partners John Saxon and Jim Kelly infiltrate the hidden island fortress of a powerful drug syndicate off the coast of Hong Kong. Perhaps the seminal Kung Fu film of the 1970's, Lee's final film features the martial arts master at the height of his career with superbly staged fight scenes in a variety of styles. [R]

July 25
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
When young Charlie Bucket finds the final golden ticket wrapped inside a Wonka Bar, he is granted access to the secret mysteries of Mr. Wonka's (Gene Wilder) chocolate factory. The 1971 musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's book whisks five kids into a world of pure imagination complete with chocolate rivers, fizzy lifting drink, and singing Umpa Lumpas. [G]

August 1

8 Mile
Rapper Eminem made his acting debut in this semi-autobiographical journey of a white kid trying to make it as a hip-hop artist in the bombed out heart of inner city Detroit. After freezing up during an important rap battle, the young rapper, Rabbit, thinks he is at a dead end, but his girlfriend (Britney Murphy) helps him build up the courage to take one last shot. [R]

August 8
Roman Holiday
Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) is an unsatisfied princess who, in an attempt to find her freedom, winds up stumbling into the apartment of reporter - and bachelor - Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck). The two dodge her secret service guards all throughout the city while giving the Princess a taste of the real world. [NR]

August 15

After the top boxing contender drops out, small time debt collector Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) gets a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. Set on the eve of the Philadelphian Bicentennial, Rocky took Hollywood by surprise, as the rags-to-riches classic creamed box offices and won the Academy Award for best picture, in addition to featuring one of film history's most iconic training montages. [PG]

August 22
Retired private eye, Scottie Ferguson (Jimmy Stewart) battles acrophobia in one final case, trailing the enchanting Madeleine Elster (Kim Novak). Hailed as one of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest works, winding through the streets of San Francisco in dazzlingly rich Technicolor, Vertigo weaves a dizzying story of love and obsession. [PG]
August 29

As is tradition, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Syfy invite the public to vote on the last film of the summer starting on August 22. Check out the contenders below (rained-out films will also be entered into the running):

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (Benicio del Toro) take on the spiraling psychedelic safari of 1970s Las Vegas on a savage journey to the heart of the American Dream. Terry Gilliam's highly stylized trip of a film captures all the whit, humor and horror of Hunter S. Thompson's classic work of Gonzo journalism. [R]

Good Will Hunting
At one of Boston's top universities, MIT janitor Will Hunting (Matt Damon) is discovered after solving one of the schools most vexing math equations, but the future of this brilliant mind depends on the guidance of therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams). [R]

Lost in Translation
Two lonely strangers, Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) and Bob Harris (Bill Murray), forge a touching and unexpected friendship while adventuring through high-speed Tokyo in Sofia Coppola's Oscar-winning film. [R]

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2013 Films in Tompkins Square Park
Thursdays from June 6th- August 8th, 2013
Tompkins Square Park is a 10.5 acre public park in the Alphabet City section of the East Village neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It is square in shape, and is bounded on the north by East 10th Street, on the east by Avenue B, on the south by East 7th Street, and on the west by Avenue A. St. Marks Place abuts the park to the west. The event is free as always, and gates open at 6pm, with the movies starting at sundown.
June 6th - Romeo + Juliet (Baz style!)
June 13th - O Brother Where Art Thou
June 20th - Rushmore
June 27th - Reservoir Dogs
July 11th - Easy Rider
July 18th - Drive
July 25th -The Big Lebowski
August 1st - Rocky Horror Picture Show
August 8th - Chico + Rita

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2013 Coney Island Flicks on the Beach
July 1-August 19, 2013
A free beachside film series in Coney Island! On Mondays during July and August, a giant 40-foot inflatable screen turns the beach at W. 10th Street into an outdoor movie theater!  Come on down and see great flicks, representing a mix of modern, classic, and indie movies.
Get ready for a great lineup for the third annual Coney Island Flicks on the Beach!  
July 1 - Little Fugitive, 60th Anniversary
July 8 - Bending Steel, in partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival
July 15 - The Hunger Games
July 22 - Wreck it Ralph
July 29 - Men in Black III
August 5 - The Avengers
August 12 - Fame
August 19 - To Be Announced!

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2013 Films on the Green Festival
Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the City of New York Parks & Recreation. Since 2008, the festival has brought classic and contemporary French cinema to New Yorkers, each season's films cover a different theme from environment to musicals and literary adaptations.
Jealousy, seduction, passion...  In its sixth year, Films on the Green explores the many facets of love with works by established and new directors. French is the language of love, or so the saying goes. But behind this cliché is a multitude of cinematic possibilities.
Free and open to the public.
All films are in French with English subtitles

June 7th – 8:30pm – OPENING NIGHT - Central Park, Cedar Hill (79th St)
Mississippi Mermaid
By François Truffaut
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Belmondo

June 14th – 8:30pm - Washington Square Park
The Art of Love
By Emmanuel Mouret
Starring François Cluzet, Julie Depardieu, Judith Godrèche

June 21st – 8:30pm - Washington Square Park
French Cancan
By Jean Renoir
Starring Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, María Félix

June 28th– 8:30pm - Tompkins Square Park
Alex and Tony
By Alix Delaporte
Starring Clotilde Hesme, Grégory Gadebois

July 5th – 8:30PM - Tompkins Square Park
By Pascal Chaumeil
Starring Vanessa Paradis, Romain Duris

July 12th – 8:30 - Riverside Park – Pier I (70th St)
Marius and Jeanette
By Robert Guédiguian
Starring Ariane Ascaride, Gérard Meylan
July 19th – 8:30 - Riverside Park – Pier I (70th St)
We Won't Grow Old Together
By Maurice Pialat
Starring Jean Yanne, Marlène Jobert
July 26th – 8:30 - Transmitter Park (Brooklyn)
By Grégoire Solotareff & Serge Elissalde
Age 6 & up

August 2 – 8:30 - Transmitter Park (Brooklyn)
A Summer's Tale
By Eric Rohmer
Starring Melvil Poupaud, Amanda Langlet, Gwenaëlle Simon, Aurélia Nolin, Aimé Lefèvre

Thurs, Sept. 5th – 7:30pm - Columbia University - 116th Street
Wild Reeds
By André Téchiné
Starring Élodie Bouchez, Gaël Morel, Stéphane Rideau, Frédéric Gorny

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2013 Socrates Sculpture Park Outdoor Cinema
Wednesdays, July 3-August 21, 2013
For the 15th anniversary of Outdoor Cinema, Film Forum joins Socrates Sculpture Park for the first time to become primary programmers of the eight-week international film festival. Presented by Socrates Sculpture Park and AT&T, in collaboration with Film Forum and Rooftop Films, Outdoor Cinema is an annual international festival of open-air cinema, music, dance, and food.

In addition to the films, which are presented in their original language (with English subtitles), each evening will feature regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants and performances by local musicians and dancers that celebrate the culture of the film. Pre-screening performances begin at 7pm and films begin at sunset (weather permitting). Admission is free, and the evening's food and performance line-up is announced the week prior.

2013, 84 mins. Directed by Penny Lane. Not Rated
Throughout Richard Nixon's presidency, three of his top White House aides obsessively documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. Young, idealistic, and dedicated, they had no idea that a few years later they'd all be in prison. Our Nixon is an all-archival documentary presenting those home movies for the first time, along with other rare footage, creating an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency as never seen before. Courtesy of Cinedigm. Programmed by Rooftop Films.

2010, 92 mins. Written & Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. Not Rated
Ironically titled, this drama set in Chad follows the fortunes of Adam, a former swimming champion, now a 60-year-old "pool man" at a tourist hotel. Tensions between Adam and his grown son are exacerbated when the former loses his job to the younger man and his fragile world begins to crumble. The country's endless civil war plays a decisive role in defining the two men's psychic reality in this smart, subtle, and deeply moving story of modern Africa. Winner, Jury Prize, 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Programmed by Film Forum.

2009, 73 mins. Written & Directed by Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio. Rated G
A love story between father and son, man and nature, water and sky, Alamar is set in the turquoise waters of Banco Chinchorro in the Caribbean, home to thousands of species of fish. The film - somewhere between fiction and documentary - tells the story of a young boy whose divorced parents (Italian mother, Mexican father) make him a child of two worlds. A father transports his urban son to this natural paradise to teach him to dive for lobster and fish for barracuda, spending days on a tiny fishing boat and nights in a reed-roofed cabin that floats atop the water. Programmed by Film Forum.


2012, 89 mins. Written & Directed by Hong Sang-soo. Not Rated
French actress Isabelle Huppert stars (three times!) in this comedy/drama - a triptych set in a Korean seaside town. Huppert plays three different Annes - a successful film director on holiday with a Korean director and his wife; a married woman having an affair with a Korean man; and a recent divorcee whose husband left her for a Korean woman. Three breezy tales of love, lust, and misunderstandings, all peppered by the dimly jovial propositions of one persistent lifeguard. Programmed by Film Forum.

2013, 82 mins. Directed by Adrian Sitaru. Not Rated
Wonderfully surreal, painfully real - this is the story of children, adults, and animals that live together trying to have a better life, but sometimes death comes unexpectedly. In the bittersweet comedy Domestic it is all about us – people who eat the animals that they love, and the animals that love people unconditionally. Programmed by Rooftop Films.

2008, 120 mins. Written & Directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck. Rated R
Miguel, a Dominican baseball pitcher from the small town of San Pedro De Macorís, single-mindedly focuses on training at a pro baseball academy - as so many in his country do - awaiting his chance to graduate to the minor leagues in the U.S., and to help pull his family out of poverty. At 19, he gets his break - a call-up to spring training for a team in Iowa - but what happens when his game falters? And were all the sacrifices worth it? A beautifully filmed, exquisitely acted drama from Brooklyn filmmakers, Boden & Fleck (Half Nelson), that takes a bracing new look at a fractured American dream. Programmed by Film Forum.

2000, 82 mins. Directed and narrated by Agnes Varda. Not Rated
Considered "the grandmother of the New Wave" in France, Agnes Varda melds literary and documentary conventions with the politics of feminism and compassion, and a whimsical touch that is all her own. The Gleaners & I, inspired in part by the Jean-François Millet painting, uses the subject of gleaning (the act of gathering leftovers) to create a warm and witty discourse on, among other things, the nature of consumerist society and the role of creativity in survival. Programmed by Film Forum.

2007, 122 mins. Written & Directed by Fatih Akin. Not Rated
This drama from the German-born, Turkish-descended filmmaker explores the lives of six characters, including two young women: a Kurdish political activist wanted by the German authorities, and Lotte, a naive German student who becomes sexually entangled with her. Fassbinder muse, Hanna Schygulla, plays Lotte's suspicious mother in this tale from a new Europe – one in which national boundaries are disappearing as quickly as traditional sexual norms. Programmed by Film Forum.

August 28, 2013: RAIN DATE

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2013 Summer on the Hudson Movies Under the Stars in Riverside Park
Wednesdays from July 10-August 14, at dusk (about 8:30 pm); Pier I at 70th St. Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier Hollywood movies. Open Captioned.
This year's theme: Song & Dance
Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies. Open Captioned. Movie begins at dusk.

July 10
- Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
July 17 - Duck Soup (1933)
July 24 - 5,000 fingers of Dr. T (1953)
July 31 - Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
August 7 - Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
August 14 - Pitch Perfect (2012)

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Intrepid Summer Movies, New York City2013 Intrepid FREE Summer Movie Series
Fridays from May 24 - August 23, 2013
Join Intrepid in celebrating some of our favorite heroes from the movies with our 5th annual Intrepid Summer Movie Series.
Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. Guests are encouraged to bring  their own food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, however no outside alcohol is permitted.
Doors open at 7:30pm, film begins at sunset, weather permitting. Space is limited. Seating is on a first come first serve basis, and there is no admission after 8:30pm.

May 24 - Top Gun (1986)
June 21 - National Treasure (2004)
June 28 - Jaws (1975)
July 26 - Star Trek (1979)
July 20 - Star Trek (2009)
August 2 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
August 23 - The Karate Kid (1984)

2013 Movie Nights in Astoria Park
Monday nights at 8:30pm, July 29th-August 6th
Astoria Park Lawn on Shore Blvd. between Hell Gate Bridge and the Pool
July 29th - Annie
August 5th - Juno
August 12th
- Saturday Night Fever
August 19th - Brave
August 26th - Finding Nemo
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