NYC’s best free summer movies

Get to the Seaport early for live music. Credit: Jeff Cate
Get to the Seaport early for live music.
Credit: Jeff Cate

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
The series returns with another summer of classics. Festivities start at 5 p.m. on the lawn (movies start later).

June 24: “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”
July 1: “Frenzy”
July 8: “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”
July 15: “Hush…Hush Sweet Charlotte”
July 22: “The African Queen”
July 29: “A Foreign Affair”
Aug. 5: “Norma Rae”
Aug. 12: “The Women”
Aug. 19: “E.T. the Extra-Terrestial”

Front Row Cinema at the South Street Seaport
Intersection of Front and Fulton streets. Front Row Cinema is part of the South Street Seaport’s new SEE/CHANGE campaign of summer events. When movies aren’t being shown, bands play and DJs spin. Grab a lounge chair and settle in for an 8 p.m. movie.

Saturday, June 22: “Casablanca”
Saturday, July 6: “Breaking Away”
Wednesday, July 10: “Ice Age”
Saturday, July 13: “Heaven Can Wait”
Wednesday, July 17: “Ghostbusters”
Saturday, July 20: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”
Wednesday, July 24: “Finding Nemo”
Saturday, July 27: “Working Girl”
Wednesday, July 31: “Star Trek” (2009)
Saturday, Aug. 3: “The Muppets”
Wednesday, Aug. 7: “Young Frankenstein”
Saturday, Aug. 10: “Hugo”
Wednesday, Aug. 14: “The Amazing Spider-man”
Saturday, Aug. 17: “Chicago”
Wednesday, Aug. 21: “Back to the Future”
Saturday, Aug. 24: “Gigi”
Wednesday, Aug. 28: “The Aviator”
Saturday, Aug. 31: “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”
Wednesday, Sept. 4: “Life of Pi”
Saturday, Sept. 7: “Up”

Tompkins Square Park, East Village
A half hour before films start, local up-and-coming bands take the stage.

June 13: “O Brother Where Art Thou,” music by The Dapper Dans
June 20: “Rushmore,” music by Batala NYC
June 27: “Reservoir Dogs,” music by Amour Obscur, free slices of “Mr. Pink” pizza from Two Boots
July 11: “Easy Rider,” music by Main Squeeze Quintet
July 18: “Drive,” music by Brendan O’Hara
July 25: “The Big Lebowski,” music by Jake Pinto & The Yeahtones, free slices of “The Dude” pizza from Two Boots
Aug. 1: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” music by Jason Trachtenburg & The Pendulum Swings
Aug. 8: “Chico & Rita,” music by Rebeca Vallejo Trio (sponsored by the Spanish Consulate; free snacks from Agueda)

Syfy Movies with a View
This year, the series’ 14th, is themed “With Love From…” and showcases films from different cities around the world.

July 11: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
July 18: “Enter the Dragon”
July 25: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”
Aug. 1: “8 Mile”
Aug. 8: “Roman Holiday”
Aug. 15: “Rocky”
Aug. 22: “Vertigo”
Aug. 29: Public vote: “Fear in Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Good Will Hunting” or “Lost in Translation”

Hoboken’s Movies under the Stars
Head to Jersey to take in live music, the Manhattan skyline and these films.

June 26: “Les Miserables”
July 10: “Silver Linings Playbook”
July 17: “Argo”
Aug. 7: “Mary Poppins”
Aug. 14: “The Croods”
Aug. 21: “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”

Intrepid Summer Movies Series
Celebrate some of the Intrepid Museum’s favorite heroes with this free series. Doors open at 7:30 for a sunset screening. Bring your own picnic!

June 21: “National Treasure”
June 28: “Jaws”
July 26: “Star Trek” (1979)
Aug. 2: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
Aug. 15: “Top Gun”
Aug. 23: “The Karate Kid” (1984)

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach
Movies start at dusk and are projected on a 40-foot inflatable screen.

July 1: “Little Fugitive”
July 8: “Bending Steel”
July 15: “The Hunger Games”
July 22: “Wreck it Ralph”
July 29: “Men in Black III”
Aug. 5: “The Avengers”
Aug. 12: “Fame”
Aug. 19: TBA

Hudson River Park’s Riverflicks for Grownups
Your favorite films from last year are back on the screen at Pier 63 (cross at West 22nd or West 24th Street). Bring your own chairs and blankets, and grab some free popcorn in time for the 8:30 screenings.

July 10: “Silver Linings Playbook”
July 17: “Looper”
July 24: “Argo”
July 31: “Moonrise Kingdom”
Aug. 7: “The Avengers”
Aug. 14: “Pitch Perfect”
Aug. 21: “The Hunger Games”

Hudson River Park’s Riverflicks for Kids
We won’t judge if you skip the bar in Friday in favor of one of these adult-friendly kid flicks.

July 12: “The Pirates! Band of Misfits”
July 19: “ParaNorman”
July 26: “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”
Aug. 2: “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”
Aug. 9: “Rise of the Guardians”
Aug. 16: “Beetlejuice”
Aug. 23: “The Adventures of Tintin”

Summerscreen in McCarren Park
Hit Williamsburg’s largest film festival by 6:30 p.m. to enjoy the live music; movies start at sundown. Viewers get to choose the final film on the event’s Facebook page — your choices are “Mallrats,” “The Neverending Story,” “High Fidelity,” “The Breakfast Club,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Heathers” and “Scream.”

July 10: “Can’t Hardly Wait”
July 17: “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”
July 24: “The Craft”
July 31: “The Goonies”
Aug. 7: “Speed”
Aug. 14: Audience pick

Want dinner with your movie?
KTCHN Restaurant (508 W. 42nd St., 212-868-2999) offers movies and three-course themed dinners every Tuesday for $35. Each night ends with popcorn and candy.

June 18: “Dirty Dancing”
June 25: “To Wong Foo”
July 2: “Silence of the Lambs”
July 9: “The Birdcage”
July 16: “Moonstruck”
July 23: “Priscilla, Queen of the Dessert”
July 30: “Goodfellas”
Aug. 6: “E.T. the Extra Terrestial”
Aug. 13: “Grease”



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