Things to Do Outdoor movies in NYC: Where and when they're happening By amNY.com staff Updated September 16, 2018 4:42 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Take movie night outside. Public parks and rooftops will be making the most of the cooler weather, offering free and ticketed outdoor screenings across the city. Some are beginning to release their schedules, so prepare your picnic blanket to watch your favorite films under the stars. NYC Parks: Movies Under the Stars Photo Credit: Disney/Pixar More than 150 free film screenings are planned for city parks this summer. Grab a chair and head to the nearest park to take in a movie on your picnic blanket around 8 p.m. Sept. 18: "Back to the Future" at Vincent Albano Jr. Playground in Manhattan, 7 p.m. Sept. 19: "Space Jam" at Poor Richard's Playground in Manhattan, 7 p.m.; "Napoleon Dynamite" at 50 Kent Pop-up Park in Bushwick, 7 p.m. Sept. 20: "Grease" Sing-Along at Tony Dapolito Rec Center in Manhattan, 6 p.m.; "The Greatest Showman" at Corlears Hook Park in Manhattan, 7 p.m.; "Black Panther" at Cedar Playground in the Bronx, 7 p.m.; "Frida" at McCarren Park Pool Deck in Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Sept. 21: "Toy Story" at Courtney Callender Playground in Manhattan, 7 p.m.; "The Greatest Showman" at Ferry Point Park in the Bronx, 7 p.m.; "Coco" at Seaside Wildlife Nature Park on Staten Island, 7 p.m.; "Sherlock Gnomes" at Naples Playground on Staten Island, 7 p.m.; "Padre Nuestro" at Maria Hernandez Park in Brooklyn, 7 p.m.; "Wonder" at Bayside Fields in Queens, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 22: "Rampage" at Willowbrook Park on Staten Island, 7 p.m.; "Black Panther" at Baruch Playground in Manhattan, 7 p.m.; "A Wrinkle in Time" in Crotona Park in the Bronx, 7 p.m.; "The Greatest Showman" at Westerleigh Park on Staten Island, 7 p.m.; "Captain Underpants" at Monsignor McGolrick Park in Brooklyn, 7 p.m.; "Moana" at Astoria Heights Playground in Queens, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 23: "Neruda" at Cooper Park in Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Sept. 25: "The Tango Lesson" at Washington Square Park in Manhattan, 6 p.m.; "Spider-Man: Homecoming" at Sol Lain Playground in Manhattan, 7 p.m. Sept. 26: "The Greatest Showman" at Manhattan Beach Park in Brooklyn, 6:45 p.m. Sept. 27: "Ferdinand" at River Park in the Bronx, 6:45 p.m.; "The Lego Ninjago Movie" at Playground One in Manhattan, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28: "Black Panther" at St. James Park in the Bronx, 6:45 p.m.; "Coco" at Virginia Park in the Bronx; "More than a Game" at Banneker Playground in Brooklyn, 6:45 p.m.; "The Princess Bride" in Fort Tryon Park in Manhattan, 7 p.m.; "Black Panther" at Conference House Park on Staten Island, 7 p.m.; "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" at FDR Boardwalk and Beach on Staten Island, 7 p.m. Sept. 29: "Coco" in Fort Green Park in Brooklyn, 6:45 p.m.; "Avengers: Infinity War" in the Big Park on Staten Island, 7 p.m.; "Ready Player One" at Seabury Playground on Staten Island; "Lady and the Tramp" at Cedar Grove Park on Staten Island, 7 p.m. Sept. 30: "City of God (Cidade de Deus)" at Herbert Von King Park in Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2: "The Box Trolls" at Highbridge Park in Manhattan, 6 p.m.; "Purple Dreams" at Jackie Robinson Park in Manhattan, 6 p.m. Oct. 5: "Coco" at Kissena Corridor Park in Queens, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19: "Ghostbusters" at John Golden Park in Queens, 5:30 p.m. Azul on the Rooftop Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Entertainment Located on top of SoHo's Hotel Hugo, Azul on the Rooftop features a Cuba-inspired environment with street art, bright décor, Cuban cuisine and panoramic views of One World Trade, the Statue of Liberty and the Hudson River. Each Monday at sunset, the cantina will screen these favorite films: Sept. 17: "Big Night" Sept. 24: "Coco" Oct. 1: "The Shining" Oct. 8: "Halloween" Rooftop Films Photo Credit: Christa Lopez Rooftop Films is taking many of its screenings to Green-wood Cemetery this summer for a slew of themed movie nights that usually begin around 8 p.m. Movies are free unless otherwise noted. Sept. 17: IFP Labs Showcase at the William Vale in Williamsburg, on sale soon Sept. 19: "Mad Max: Fury Road" at The Brooklyn Mirage in East Williamsburg, $14-$50; Sept. 20: "Shirkers" at Green-Wood Cemetery in Greenwood, $16 Check here for ticketing information. Pizza, Movie, Wine at Rooftop Reds Photo Credit: Dreamworks / Suzanne Hanover This commercial rooftop vineyard (at 299 Sands St. in Brooklyn) holds film screenings regularly when weather cooperates. Movies start at 7 p.m., but there's a $30 admission fee. This year's lineup includes quite a few Will Ferrell Movies. Sept. 20 "So I Married an Axe Murderer" Sept. 27 "Wayne's World" Oct. 1 "Hocus Pocus" Oct. 11 "Scream" Oct. 18 "Psycho" Oct. 25 "A Nightmare on Elm Street" Oct. 31 "The Amityville Horror" By amNY.com staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Celebrate Oktoberfest this weekYou could go home right after work ... but it'll still be there afterward. Metrograph and more of NYC's coolest movie theatersDim the lights, grab the popcorn: These are some of the best movie-viewing spots. Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.