10 Outdoor Movie Venues For Summer

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Movie buffs rejoice! No more wasting beautiful summer nights in a dark, air-conditioned theater. Instead, take in the sunset over the city skyline or lie on a blanket in one of Long Island’s picturesque parks. From comedy to drama to animation, there’s a movie for everyone. Sit back, snack on some popcorn and watch the stars beneath the stars.

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Harmony Vineyards, St. James 

Every Friday night, Harmony Vineyards, one of three Long Island wineries not on a Fork, hosts outdoor movie nights at sundown. Perfect for date night, the movies are free admission and open to adults 21 and over only. Food and drinks can be purchased at the event. The vineyard views are complementary. Phone: 631-291-9900 | Address: 169 Harbor Rd.  Click to go

Rooftop Cinema Club, Manhattan and Brooklyn

Nearly every night, Rooftop Cinema Club hosts movies with a view at its two rooftop venues: OfficeOps in Brooklyn and YOTEL in Manhattan. At both venues, guests enjoy wireless headphones, comfortable seating and incredible panoramas of the sun setting over the city. Arriving early is advised as there are no assigned seats. OfficeOps (Must be 21 or over): Phone: 718-418-2509 | Address: 57 Thames St., Brooklyn YOTEL (Must be 18 or over): Phone: 646-449-7700 | Address: 570 10th Ave. Click to go

Prime, Huntington

There’s nothing better than summer nights right on the harbor, especially if popcorn and a movie are involved. Step it up a notch and enjoy BBQ and a cocktail in front of your favorite flick at Prime. The resort-style restaurant known for its off-the-charts surf ‘n turf hosts Monday night movies behind the Cabana Bar, open to adults 18 and over. Phone: 631-385-1515 | Address: 117 New York Ave. Click to go

Movies on the Beach, Long Beach

Round up the whole family for these kid-friendly movie nights at Long Beach every other Saturday. The line-up includes animated favorites like Sing and Moana, but you definitely won’t want to miss a heart-pounding screening of Jaws on the beach. Address: The Beach, Magnolia Boulevard & Broadway Click to go

Movies on the Lawn, Huntington and Northport

The Town of Huntington invites you to four summer screenings occurring at various locations every other Monday night starting June 26, including two drive-in movies in Northport. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and food—all ages are welcome. Click to go

SummerScreen, Brooklyn

McCarren Park is home to SummerScreen, which hosts movies every Wednesday night beginning at 8pm. But you’re going to want to get there early: doors open at 6pm as bands perform before the screenings and the lots fill up quick. The best part? Dogs are welcome, so bring your furry friends along! Address: North 12th Street between Bedford and Berry Avenues Click to go

Family Movie Nights at Eisenhower Park, Westbury

Need a family night? Head to Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theater on Thursday nights to see some of the most hilarious and fun kids’ movies, including Secret Life of Pets, Storks and Trolls. Films begin around 8:30pm. Phone: 516-572-0355 | Address: 1899 Park Boulevard Click to go

Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City

Calling all international film fanatics! This eight-week film festival is held every Wednesday night in Queens to celebrate its rich cultural and ethnic diversity. Movies from various countries will be shown in their original languages with English subtitles. There will also be cultural performances and food that corresponds to the culture/country of the film. The screenings are free and geared toward an adult audience. Phone: 718-956-1819 | Address: 32-01 Vernon Boulevard Click to go

Movies With A View at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn

This NYC summer film series attracts thousands to each event, which is unsurprising considering its view of the city skyline. Head to Brooklyn on a Thursday night in July or August to see classics like Casablanca or 42, enjoy music and a short film before the movie, relax with a drink at the Beer Garden and cool off by the East River after a hot summer day. Address: 334 Furman St. Click to go

Throwback Thursday Outdoor Movie Nights, Southold

Beginning July 20, Port of Egypt Marine will host movie nights on Thursdays at twilight, featuring throwback films like Grease and The Goonies. The whole family is welcome to attend these free screenings, and food and drinks can be bought on-site. Bring your own lawn chairs! Phone: 631-765-2445 | Address: 62300 Main Road Click to go