With August rolling by the outdoor summer movie season won't be with us much longer. Still, it ain't over yet, and this Thursday offers two particularly good options that are far, far away from the crowds at Bryant Park. But so hard to choose? A Dude in the East Village or a crotchety old man on the Beach?

For those of you whose movie screening options need to be PG, it is hard to go wrong with Pixar's 2009 flying-house gem Up. And even harder to go wrong when you get to watch that adorable house take flight while sitting on the beach in Rockaway! The movie starts screening at sundown at Beach 106th Street and yeah, it is just as sweet as you remember (might want to bring an extra towel for the tears).

On the other hand, if you like your movies with more nihilists and less CGI, you can't go wrong with the first summer screening of The Big Lebowski of the season in Tompkins Square Park (it goes to Central Park on August 23). And it gets better: There will also be live music (from the Main Squeeze Orchestra) and free food (from Two Boots, which has sold "The Dude" the pizza for quite some time) on hand. The movie starts at sundown, gates open at 6 p.m.

So, which do you choose?