FREE Outdoor Movies in NYC Summer 2019: A Schedule

Every night from now until the end of the summer, you can watch a free movie somewhere outdoors in New York City  — and whole movie series every weeknight except Tuesdays.

The movies vary widely: current and recent blockbusters (“A Star is Born” on Coney Island; “Black Panther” in Central Park);  new releases (“First Man” at the Intrepid); a movie that’s the source of a current Broadway musical (“Tootsie” at Pier 63 in Chelsea), some obscure and intriguing foreign films (at Socrates Sculpture Park)  family fare, cult favorites, classics, art films.. Below are the schedules for movie nights in some specific parks, piers, and plazas, as well as a beach, a battleship and an island. Each movie series is linked to its website for more details.

Also check out Movies Under the Stars  a daily calendar of movies presented for free in New York City parks in all five boroughs



Bryant Park

July 22: Coming To America
Starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, directed by John Landis and written by Eddie Murphy
July 29: Goodfellas
Starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci and directed by Martin Scorsese
August 5: Anchorman
Starring Will Ferrell, directed by Adam McKay and written by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay
August 12: Fan Choice: Vote on Twitter @vulture starting July 22

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach

July 22: The Incredibles 2
August 5: A Star Is Born
August 26: Avengers End Game



Pier 1 Riverside Park

July 17 – The Darjeeling Limited  (2007) R | 1h 31m
July 24 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  (1986) PG-13 | 1h 43m
July 31 – Little Miss Sunshine  (2006) R | 1h 41m
August 7 – Kubo and the Two Strings  (2016) PG | 1h 41m
August 14 – Life of Pi  (2012) PG | 2h 7m
August 21 – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty  (2013) PG | 1h 54m

Pier 63, Chelsea

JULY 17 – When Harry Met Sally
JULY 24 – Moonstruck
JULY 31 – Do The Right Thing
AUGUST 7 – Tootsie
AUGUST 14 – The Last Dragon – Can I Kick It? Presented in partnership with Shaolin Jazz
AUGUST 21 – Big

Socrates Sculpture Park


July 17 Anbessa (Ethiopia/Italy)
July 24 The Story of the Weeping Camel (Germany/Mongolia)
July 31 En El Séptimo Día (On The Seventh Day) (USA)
August 7 Dark Toons (Europe)
August 14 La Ciénaga (The Swamp) (Argentina)
August 21 March of the Penguins (France)

Prospect Park

July 17: Brave

July 24: Love and Basketballl

July 31: Babe: Pig in the City


Brooklyn Bridge Park

Jul 18 Girlfight
Jul 25 It Happened One Night
Aug 1 Crooklyn
Aug 8 The Big Lebowski
Aug 15 An American Tail
Aug 22 Selma
Aug 29 Movies with a View Public Vote



Pier 46, Greenwich Village

July 19Ralph Breaks the Internet
July 26The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
August 2Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
August 9Incredibles 2
August 16How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World
August 23Trolls

Intrepid Museum, Midtown West

July 19: First Man
August 16: Community choice


Governors Island

July 19: After Hours

August 9: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


Central Park

August 13, 2019 Back to the Future
August 14, 2019 Moonstruck
August 15, 2019 Black Panther

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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