(Original photo by Adrian Cabrero)

We're in the final month of free outdoor movie season! Below are the flicks showing this week—they are all FREE, but bring your own mosquito spray and picnic blanket. Top picks this week: The Royal Tenenbaums, Big, and Grease!


Coney Island Flicks on the Beach (website)

Monday, August 18th, 7:30 p.m.: see Grease

Notes: The movie is screened on a giant 40-foot inflatable screen on the beach at West 10th Street. BYO-picnic.

Central Park (website)

Monday, August 18th, lawn opens at 6:30 p.m., movie at sundown: Big

Notes: BYO-picnic and oversized keyboard blanket.

Bryant Park (website)

Monday, August 18th, lawn opens at 5p.m., movie at sundown: The Shining

Notes: Get there early for a good spot, this place gets crowded! Blankets are allowed, as is your own food and drink, but vendors will also be available if you want to purchase something.


Red Hook Flicks (website)

Tuesday, August 19th, 8 p.m.: Independence Day will screen at Valentino Pier in Red Hook.

Central Park (website)

Tuesday, August 19th, lawn opens at 6:30 p.m., movie at sundown: The Royal Tenenbaums

Notes: BYO-picnic and child prodigy.

Movie at Crocheron Park in Queens (website)

Tuesday, August 19th, movie at 8 p.m.: Monsters University

Notes: There will be food trucks.


Socrates Sculpture Park (website)

Wednesday, August 20th, film at sundown: Microcosmos

Notes: Live music at 7 p.m. This is a grass and blanket seating situation.

South Street Seaport (website)

Wednesday, August 20th, 8 p.m.: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Notes: Bring a soft blanket.

RiverFlicks (website)

Wednesday, August 20th, sundown: Captain Phillips on the Pier 63 lawn.

Notes: This one's got FREE POPCORN.

Central Park (website)

Wednesday, August 20th, lawn opens at 6:30 p.m., movie at sundown: The Way We Were

Notes: BYO-picnic.

Summer Movie Series on the Intrepid (website)

Wednesday, August 20th, film at sundown: Top Gun... on a boat!

Notes: Bring something soft to sit on (you can even bring lawn chairs), and BYO-picnic foods.


Brooklyn Bridge Park (website)

Thursday, August 21st, film at sundown: The Birds

Notes: Bring a blanket and a picnic, and try not to get distracted by the view of the Manhattan skyline, directly behind the giant screen. No chairs allowed on the lawn.

Central Park (website)

Thursday, August 21st, lawn opens at 6:30 p.m., movie at sundown: Coming To America

Notes: BYO-McDowell's picnic.


RiverFlicks Family Friday (website)

Friday, August 22nd, film at sundown: The Wizard of Oz on Pier 46

Notes: Again, FREE POPCORN.

Central Park (website)

Friday, August 22nd, lawn opens at 6:30 p.m., movie at sundown: Rear Window

Notes: BYO-picnic.


South Street Seaport (website)

Friday, August 22nd, 8 p.m.: The Aviator

Notes: BYO-picnic and something soft to sit on.


Habana Outpost (website)

Sunday, August 23rd, 8 p.m.: Purple Rain

Notes: Food will be available for purchase, but BYO-dance moves.