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FREE OUTDOOR SUMMER MOVIES GUIDE

Summers in New York are thick with humidity, inspiring all of us to get out of the apartment and go sit and do nothing, drained, perhaps, of the will to even walk. Enter the proud NYC tradition of outdoor films: This year's slate is fittingly full of on-screen action to overcompensate for your own sloth--even the slothiest film around, The Goonies. The Avengers, Skyfall, The Hunger Games, Ghostbusters and Jaws provide plenty of visual stimuli under the city night sky... what we can see of it, that is. Or, for hyperactive minds, check out Beasts Of The Southern Wild and Dracula scored by a live orchestra, or perhaps Moonrise Kingdom and Rushmore for the Wes Anderson fashion fetishists. Although the summer can be draining, our extensive film guide will, at the very least, provide enough options to make you feel like you've accomplished something this season.

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june

6/17 mon: tootsie, bryant park >>

6/18 tue: the central park five, dag hammarskjold plaza (midtown east) >>

6/19 wed: lincoln, hoboken's pier a park >>

6/20 thurs: love letter to the fog / the biggest-smallest with live music from the quavers and the ymusic ensemble, pier 15 (financial district) >>

6/20 thurs: rushmore, tompkins square park >>

6/21 fri: french cancan, washington square park >>

6/21 fri: national treasure, the intrepid >>

6/22 sat: mahalia jackson: the power and the glory with performances by joshua nelson and della reese, central park >>

6/22 sat: tropfest short film festival hosted by liev schrieber, prospect park's nethermead >>

6/23 sun: the goonies, canal bar >>

6/23 sun: white men can't jump, habana outpost >>

6/24 mon: despicable me, east river state park (williamsburg) >>

6/24 mon: invasion of the body snatchers, bryant park >>

6/25 tue: the genius of marian, dag hammarskjold plaza (midtown east) >>

6/26 wed: les misérables, hoboken's pier a park >>

6/26 wed: oz the great + powerful and life of pi, the oval at stuyvesant town >>

6/27 thurs: reservoir dogs, tompkins square park >>

6/28 fri: angèle et tony (angel and tony), tompkins square park >>

6/28 fri: jaws, the intrepid >>

6/29 sat: the hunger games, roosevelt island's south point park >>

6/30 sun: pulp fiction, canal bar >>

6/30 sun: the outsiders, habana outpost >>


july

7/1 mon: frenzy, bryant park >>

7/1 mon: life of pi, east river state park (williamsburg) >>

7/1 mon: little fugitive, coney island >>

7/2 tue: william and the windmill, dag hammarskjold plaza (midtown east) >>

7/3 wed: our nixon, socrates sculpture park >>

7/5 fri: l'arnacoeur (heartbreaker), tompkins square park >>

7/5 fri: ny shorts, roosevelt island >>

7/6 sat: breaking away, south street seaport >>

7/7 sun: dazed and confused, canal bar >>

7/7 sun: say anything, habana outpost >>

7/8 mon: bending steel, coney island >>

7/8 mon: hugo, east river state park (williamsburg) >>

7/8 mon: willy wonka + the chocolate factory (1971), bryant park >>

7/9 tue: stand by me, red hook's valentino pier >>

7/10 wed: a screaming man, socrates sculpture park >>

7/10 wed: can't hardly wait, mccarren park >>

7/10 wed: gold diggers of 1933, riverside park, pier i >>

7/10 wed: ice age, south street seaport >>

7/10 wed: silver linings playbook, hoboken's pier a park >>

7/10 wed: silver linings playbook, hudson river park, pier 63 >>

7/10 wed: diary of a whimpy kid: dog days and premium rush, the oval at stuyvesant town >>

7/11 thurs: easy rider, tompkins square park >>

7/11 thurs: ferris bueller's day off, brooklyn bridge park >>

7/11 thurs: ghostbusters, asbury park (nj) >>

7/12 fri: marius et jeannette (marius and jeannette), riverside park, pier i >>

7/12 fri: the birds, rockaway beach >>

7/12 fri: the breakfast club, roosevelt island's south point park >>

7/12 fri: the pirates! band of misfits, hudson river park, pier 46 >>

7/13 sat: brasslands with live brass bands zlatne uste, slavic soul party!, inspector gadje and raya, brookfield place >>

7/13 sat: dracula with the philip glass ensemble/kishi bashi, prospect park bandshell ($3 sugg. don.) >>

7/13 sat: from mambo to hip-hop: a south bronx tale with the ghetto brothers, crotona park >>

7/13 sat: heaven can wait, south street seaport >>

7/13 sat: pitch perfect, roosevelt island's south point park >>

7/14 sun: mean girls, canal bar >>

7/14 sun: school daze, habana outpost >>

7/15 mon: hush...hush, sweet charlotte, bryant park >>

7/15 mon: the artist, east river state park (williamsburg) >>

7/15 mon: the hunger games, coney island >>

7/16 tue: kung fu panda, red hook's valentino pier >>

7/16 tue: despicable me, bronx terminal market >>

7/17 wed: alamar, socrates sculpture park >>

7/17 wed: argo, hoboken's pier a park >>

7/17 wed: duck soup, riverside park, pier i >>

7/17 wed: ghostbusters, south street seaport >>

7/17 wed: looper, hudson river park, pier 63 >>

7/17 wed: pee-wee's big adventure with pre-show music from oberhofer and lodro and bueno, mccarren park >>

7/17 wed: hotel transylvania and the hobbit: an unexpected journey, the oval at stuyvesant town >>

7/18 thurs: drive, tompkins square park >>

7/18 thurs: enter the dragon, brooklyn bridge park >>

7/18 thurs: grease, asbury park (nj) >>

7/19 fri: nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (we won't grow old together), riverside park, pier i >>

7/19 fri: paranorman, hudson river park, pier 46 >>

7/19 fri: wreck-it wralph, rockaway beach >>

7/20 sat: butch cassidy + the sundance kid, south street seaport >>

7/20 sat: short term 12, the old american can factory, gowanus >>

7/21 sun: can't buy me love, habana outpost >>

7/21 sun: i'm gonna git you sucka with dj d-nice, queensbridge park >>

7/21 sun: wet hot american summer, canal bar >>

7/22 mon: the african queen, bryant park >>

7/22 mon: up, east river state park (williamsburg) >>

7/22 mon: wreck-it ralph, coney island >>

7/23 tue: shaft (2000), red hook's valentino pier >>

7/23 tue: wreck-it-ralph, bronx terminal market >>

7/24 wed: 5,000 fingers of dr. t, riverside park, pier i >>

7/24 wed: argo, hudson river park, pier 63 >>

7/24 wed: finding nemo, south street seaport >>

7/24 wed: in another country, socrates sculpture park >>

7/24 wed: rise of the guardians and the bourne legacy, the oval at stuyvesant town >>

7/24 wed: the craft, mccarren park >>

7/25 thurs: finding nemo, asbury park (nj) >>

7/25 thurs: the big lebowski, tompkins square park >>

7/25 thurs: willy wonka + the chocolate factory (1971), brooklyn bridge park >>

7/26 fri: iron man 2, rockaway beach >>

7/26 fri: star trek (1979), the intrepid >>

7/26 fri: u, transmitter park (greenpoint) >>

7/26 fri: who framed roger rabbit?, hudson river park, pier 46 >>

7/27 sat: brave, roosevelt island's south point park >>

7/27 sat: working girl, south street seaport >>

7/28 sun: american pie, canal bar >>

7/28 sun: see no evil, hear no evil, habana outpost >>

7/29 mon: a foreign affair, bryant park >>

7/29 mon: annie brave, astoria park >>

7/29 mon: men in black iii, coney island >>

7/29 mon: skyfall, east river state park (williamsburg) >>

7/30 tue: strictly ballroom, red hook's valentino pier >>

7/30 tue: the central park five, dag hammarskjold plaza >>

7/30 tue: the goonies, bronx terminal market >>

7/31 wed: domestic, socrates sculpture park >>

7/31 wed: fiddler on the roof, riverside park, pier i >>

7/31 wed: the goonies, mccarren park >>

7/31 wed: life of pi, hoboken's pier a park >>

7/31 wed: moonrise kingdom, hudson river park, pier 63 >>

7/31 wed: star trek (2009), south street seaport >>

7/31 wed: moonrise kingdom and the impossible, the oval at stuyvesant town >>


august

8/1 thurs: 8 mile, brooklyn bridge park >>

8/1 thurs: better off dead, asbury park (nj) >>

8/1 thurs: rocky horror picture show, tompkins square park >>

8/2 fri: conte d'été (a summer's tale), transmitter park (greenpoint) >>

8/2 fri: harry potter and the scorcerer's stone, the intrepid >>

8/2 fri: madagascar 3: europe's most wanted, hudson river park, pier 46 >>

8/2 fri: north of south, west of east, metrotech commons (downtown brooklyn) >>

8/2 fri: young frankenstein, rockaway beach >>

8/3 sat: the third annual kickstarter film festival, williamsburg >>

8/3 sat: the muppets, south street seaport >>

8/4 sun: pretty in pink, habana outpost >>

8/4 sun: the warriors, canal bar >>

8/5 mon: norma rae, bryant park >>

8/5 mon: the avengers, coney island >>

8/5 mon: despicable me, astoria park >>

8/6 tue: akeelah and the bee, red hook's valentino pier >>

8/7 wed: little shop of horrors (1986), riverside park, pier i >>

8/7 wed: mary poppins, hoboken's pier a park >>

8/7 wed: speed, mccarren park >>

8/7 wed: sugar, socrates sculpture park >>

8/7 wed: the perks of being a wallflower and skyfall, the oval at stuyvesant town >>

8/7 wed: the avengers, hudson river park, pier 63 >>

8/7 wed: young frankenstein, south street seaport >>

rescheduled to 8/11 8/8 thurs: beasts of the southern wild with live score by dan romer, benh zeitlin, + the wordless music orchestra/slavic soul party, prospect park bandshell ($3 sugg. don.) >>

8/8 thurs: chico + rita, tompkins square park >>

8/8 thurs: psycho, asbury park (nj) >>

8/8 thurs: roman holiday, brooklyn bridge park >>

8/9 fri: rise of the guardians, hudson river park, pier 46 >>

8/9 fri: the amazing spider-man, rockaway beach >>

8/10 sat: hugo, south street seaport >>

8/10 sat: rocky, roosevelt island's south point park >>

8/11 sun (rescheduled from 8/8): beasts of the southern wild with live score by dan romer, benh zeitlin, + the wordless music orchestra/slavic soul party, prospect park bandshell ($3 sugg. don.) >>

8/11 sun: hotter than july, a soul train tribute to stevie wonder with dj spinna and special guests, marcus garvey park >>

8/11 sun: stand by me, habana outpost >>

8/11 sun: the big lebowski, canal bar >>

8/12 mon: fame!, coney island >>

8/12 mon:saturday night fever, astoria park >>

8/12 mon: the women, bryant park >>

8/13 tue: the thing (1982), red hook's valentino pier >>

8/14 wed: (audience choice), mccarren park >>

8/14 wed: pitch perfect, hudson river park, pier 63 >>

8/14 wed: pitch perfect, riverside park, pier i >>

8/14 wed: the amazing spider-man, south street seaport >>

8/14 wed: the croods, hoboken's pier a park >>

8/14 wed: the gleaners and i, socrates sculpture park >>

8/15 thurs: pee-wee's big adventure, asbury park (nj) >>

8/15 thurs: rocky, brooklyn bridge park >>

8/15 thurs: romeo + juliet (1996), tompkins square park >>

8/15 fri: top gun, the intrepid >>

8/17 sat: chicago, south street seaport >>

8/17 sat: queens world film festival, rockaway beach >>

8/18 sun: clueless, canal bar >>

8/18 sun: grease, habana outpost >>

8/19 mon: annie, astoria park >>

8/19 mon: e.t. the extra-terrestrial, bryant park >>

8/19 mon: 42, coney island >>

8/20 tue: caddyshack, red hook's valentino pier >>

8/20 tue: my own private idaho, outdoor garden at wythe hotel >>

8/20 tue: the best little whorehouse in texas, williamsburg's havermeyer park ($5 suggested donation supports the park and live band) >>

8/20 tue: william and the windmill, dag hammarskjöld plaza >>

8/21 wed: back to the future, south street seaport >>

8/21 wed: madagascar 3, hoboken's pier a park >>

8/21 wed: the edge of heaven, socrates sculpture park >>

8/21 wed: the hunger games, hudson river park, pier 63 >>

8/22 thu: west side story, central park >>

8/22 thurs: jaws, asbury park (nj) >>

8/22 thurs: o brother, where art thou?, tompkins square park >>

8/22 thurs: vertigo, brooklyn bridge park >>

8/23 fri: the adventures of tintin, hudson river park, pier 46 >>

8/23 fri: hook, central park >>

8/23 fri: moonrise kingdom, rockaway beach >>

8/23 fri: the karate kid, the intrepid >>

8/24 sat: silver linings playbook, central park >>

8/24 sat: gigi, south street seaport >>

8/24 sat: inception, roosevelt island's south point park >>

8/25 sun: the shining, central park >>

8/25 sun: fame!, habana outpost >>

8/25 sun: zombieland, canal bar >>

8/26 mon: juno, astoria park >>

8/26 mon: wild style 30th anniversary screening with live performances and appearances by fab 5 freddy, grand wizard theodore, patti astor, more. east river park. >>

8/26 mon: raiders of the lost ark, central park >>

8/27 tue: don't tell mom the babysitter's dead, red hook's valentino pier >>

8/28 wed: the aviator, south street seaport >>

8/29 thurs: fear and loathing in las vegas (public vote winner), brooklyn bridge park >>

8/29 thurs: the princess bride, asbury park (nj) >>

8/30 fri: despicable me, rockaway beach >>

8/31 sat: close encounters of the third kind, south street seaport >>


september

9/1 sun: animal house, canal bar >>

9/1 sun: the goonies, habana outpost >>

9/4 wed: life of pi, south street seaport >>

9/5 thu: les roseaux sauvages (wild reeds), columbia university (116th st) >>

9/7 sat: up, south street seaport >>

9/7 sat: willy wonka + the chocolate factory, rockaway beach >>

9/8 sun: caddyshack, canal bar >>

9/8 sun: down by law, habana outpost >>

9/8 sun: the dark crystal, supercollider >>

9/9 mon: the triplets of belleville, supercollider >>

9/10 tue: batman (1966), supercollider >>

9/10 tue: chicago, williamsburg's havermeyer park ($5 suggested donation supports the park and live band) >>

9/11 wed: godzilla raids again, supercollider >>

9/12 thu: to kill a mockingbird, supercollider >>

9/15 sun: hot rod, canal bar >>

9/15 sun: intruder in the dust, supercollider >>

9/15 sun: saturday night fever, habana outpost >>

9/16 mon: land of the pharoas, supercollider >>

9/17 tue: goldfinger, williamsburg's havermeyer park ($5 suggested donation supports the park and live band) >>

9/17 tue: the killing of sister george, supercollider >>

9/19 thu: fallen angels, supercollider >>

9/22 sun: hairspray, habana outpost >>

9/22 sun: madame satan, supercollider >>

9/22 sun: the breakfast club, canal bar >>

9/23 mon: christmas holiday, supercollider >>

9/24 tue: franck spadone, supercollider >>

9/25 wed: she, supercollider >>

9/26 thu: legend, supercollider >>

9/29 sun: back to the future, habana outpost >>

9/29 sun: jurassic park, canal bar >>

9/29 sun: the last unicorn, supercollider >>

9/30 mon: jail bait, supercollider >>


october

10/6 sun: shaft, habana outpost >>

10/6 sun: the rocky horror picture show, canal bar >>

10/13 sun: blade runner, habana outpost >>

10/20 sun: mad max, habana outpost >>


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