7 NY Venues For Outdoor Movie Nights

Step aside air-conditioned movie theaters. Enjoy summer nights under the stars and appreciate Long Island’s tranquil parks or picturesque views of the city skyline. Drive-in movies may be a thing of the past, but outdoor movies are alive and popular on Long Island, Manhattan and Brooklyn. From romance to comedy, there’s a movie for everyone. Grab a bag of popcorn and sit back and enjoy a flick on the big screen while being outdoors.

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Family Movie Nights at Eisenhower Park, Westbury

Need a fun family night? Head to Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theater every Thursday night throughout July and August to enjoy a movie under the stars. Films include Despicable Me 3 and The Baby Boss and begin around 7pm. Phone: 516-572-0355 | Address: 1899 Park Boulevard Click to go

Town of Babylon Movie Series at Tanner Park, Amity Harbor or Town Hall Lawn, Lindenhurst

Mondays throughout the summer, round up the whole family and find a spot in Tanner Park or Town Hall Lawn. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy movies like Beauty and the Beast or Tangled. These kid-friendly outdoor movies are free admission. Click to go

Harmony Vineyards, St. James

Spend your Friday nights on one of Long Island’s wineries. At Harmony Vineyards, enjoy an outdoor movie and watch the sunset. Perfect for date night, the movies are free and open to adults 21 and over only. Food and drinks can be purchased at the event. Phone: 631-291-9900 | Address: 169 Harbor Road Click to go

Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in Socrates Sculpture Park, this outdoor movie venue continues to celebrate foreign films like Kedi and Monsoon Wedding. Movies from around the world will be shown in their original languages with English subtitles every Wednesday night (July 11-Aug. 29). To go along with the culture and country of the film, there will also be food and cultural performances. Screenings are geared toward an adult audience and are free of charge. Phone: 718-956-1819 | Address: 32-01 Vernon Boulevard Click to go

Movies With A View at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn

Every Thursday night in July and August head to Brooklyn and enjoy movie classics like Wonder Woman or Paris is Burning. Attracting thousands of viewers to each event, moviegoers can appreciate the breeze from the East River, view of the skyline and endless drinks and food options from Smorgasburg. Address: 334 Furman Street Click to go

Rooftop Cinema Club, Manhattan

Almost every night of the summer, Cinema Club will host movies like Black Panther and Mean Girls with a view at its rooftop venue: SkyLawn at Embassy Suites by Hilton. Guests can enjoy comfortable seating, beautiful views of the sunset over the city and wireless headphones. Moviegoers must be 21 or over and are advised to arrive 45 minutes prior to the film starting. Phone: 212-912-0111 | Address: 60 W 37th Street Click to go

SummerScreen, Brooklyn

Outdoor screenings kick off after July 4 in McCarren Park every Wednesday night. Films like Jawbreaker and Die Hard will begin at sundown and are free admission. Furry friends are allowed so bring your pooch to watch a movie with you. Doors open at 6pm. Address: North 12th Street between Bedford and Berry Avenues Click to go