On the one hand, summer is the time of movies, big blockbusters with explosions and glowing A-list players and post-credits scenes that set up various sequels and tentpole franchises. On the other hand, those cost money and you only have so much of that. Good thing the city becomes a huge outdoor movie theater every summer, with all five boroughs showing everything from old French classics to modern day blockbusters. Also, Sing. If you love Sing, you'll love this free summer movie season.

So, check out our list of free screenings in Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island this summer, and get out there and enjoy the warmth, the screens and the views.

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Free

July 6: Office Space
July 13: Pariah
July 20: Casablanca
July 27: The Lego Movie
August 3: 9 to 5
August 10: 42
August 17: Mad Max: Fury Road
August 24: Public vote

Washington Square Park
June 16: La Treversee De Paris

Transmitter Park
June 23: Mauvais Sang
June 30: Contempt (Le Mepris)

Tompkins Square Park
July 7: La Ceremonie
July 14: Port of Shadows (Quai De Brumes)

J. Hood Wright Park
July 12: La Ciencia Del Sueno (The Science of Sleep)

Riverside Park Pier 1
July 21: Lumiere D'Ete
July 28: Elena and Her Man (Elena et Les Hommes), preceded by A Trip To The Moon (Le Voyage Dans La Lune)

Columbia University
September 7: The Wild Child (L'enfant Sauvage)

Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge

June 25: Sing
July 9: Sister Act
July 23: Race
August 6: A League Of Their Own
August 20: Motorcycle Diaries
September 24: Malcolm X

42nd Street and 5th Avenue

June 19: King Kong (1933)
June 26: On the Town
July 3: The Muppets Take Manhattan
July 10: Sabrina (1954)
July 17: Wall Street
July 24: Pillow Talk
July 31: The Hustler
August 7: All That Jazz
August 14: North By Northwest
August 21: Dirty Dancing


July 27: Maciste All'Inferno with live score by Sexmob / Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir
August 4: Creed with live score by Wordless Music Orchestra / Frank Haye & the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir
August 10: with live score by Jason Moran and the Wordless Music Orchestra / Brooklyn United Marching Band

Long Meadow North
July 19: The Neverending Story
July 26: The Sandlot
August 2: Moonrise Kingdom
August 9: Zootopia

Pier 63

July 5: Moonlight
July 12: Keanu
July 19: Arrival
July 26: Lego Batman Movie
August 2: Hidden Figures
August 9: La La Land
August 16: Logan

Pier 46
July 7: The Secret Life of Pets
July 14: Trolls
July 21: Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (the good one)
July 28: Kubo and the Two Strings
August 4: Sing
August 11: Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them
August 18: The Karate Kid

Pier 86, West 46th Street and 12th Avenue

July 11: Good Morning Vietnam
July 18: Anchorman
July 25: Cocktail
August 1: The Martian
August 8: Back to the Future

McCarren Park, N. 12th St. between Bedford Ave. and Berry St., Williamsburg
Wednesday nights July - August

July 5: Mean Girls
July 12: Office Space
July 19: Donnie Darko
July 26: Selena
August 2: I Know What You Did Last Summer
August 9: Audience choice

757 Fulton St., Fort Greene
Sunday nights May - October

June 18: He Got Game
June 25: Singing In The Rain
July 2: Dead Presidents
July 9: History of the World
July 16: Jailhouse Rock
July 23: Stir Crazy
July 30: Friday
August 6: White Men Can’t Jump
August 13: Flashdance
August 20: Life
August 27: Coming to America
September 3: Mary Poppins
September 10: Pulp Fiction
September 17: Airplane
September 24: Brewster’s Millions
October 1: Beverly Hills Cop
October 8: Scarface
October 15: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything
October 22: Superman II
October 29: The Addams Family

Shore Road between Bay Ridge Avenue and 72nd Street, Bay Ridge
select Friday nights July - September

June 23:
July 7: Alfred Hitchcock's
July 28: Buddy
August 25: Bee Movie
September 8: Planet of the Apes (1968)

Valentino Pier, Red Hook

July 11: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
July 18: Straight Outta Compton
July 25: Zootopia
August 1: Napoleon Dynamite
August 8: Ghost Dog
August 15: Donnie Darko
August 22: Minions
August 29: Armageddon


MacNeil Park
June 16: The Secret Lives of Pets

Rainey Park
June 16: Central Intelligence

Bloomingdale Park
June 16: Sing

Columbus Park
June 16: A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
June 23: Pushing Hands

McCarren Park Pool Deck
June 16: Appropriate Behavior
June 23: Moonlight

Paul Raimonda Playground
June 17: Sing
July 3: Lego Batman Movie

Detective Russel Timoshenko Soccer Field (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)
June 17: Jaws

St. Catherine's Park
June 17: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

Owen F. Dolen Park
June 17: Selena

John Paul Jones Park
June 17: Mr. Holland's Opus

Fort Greene Park
June 17: Notorious BI.G.: Bigger Than Life

Lawrence Virgilio Playground
June 17: The Punk Singer

Sheepshead Playground
June 18: The Secret Life of Pets

Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center
June 20: August Rush

Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center
June 21: Turbo

Maria Hernandez Park
June 21: Selena

Lawn area behind the track and field area (in Pelham Bay Park)
June 22: Sing

Greenbelt Recreation Center
June 22: Ricki and the Flash

The Pit (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)
June 22: Florence Foster Jenkins

Owl's Head Park
June 22: Nick and Noarh's Infinite Playlist

Colden Playground
June 23: Monsters Inc.

Ferry Point Park
June 23: Lion

Cpl. Thompson Park
June 23: School of Rock

Brower Park
June 23: Daughters of the Dust

Bulova Park
June 24: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Van Cortlandt Park
June 24: Sing

Wolfe's Pond Park
June 24: Cinderella

John Jay Park
June 24: Jason Bourne

Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)
June 24: Twenty Feet From Stardom

St Albans Park
June 25: Beat Street

Col David Marcus Playground
June 25: Storks

Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)
June 28: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
July 19: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Westerleigh Park
June 28: Mr. Holland's Opus

Wright Brothers Playground
June 28: Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger Than Life

Williamsbridge Oval , Bronx, Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center
June 28: August Rush

Kelly Park
June 28: 101 Dalmations

Midland Field
June 29: The Secret Life of Pets

Electric Playground
June 29: Electric Playground

Smokey Oval Playground
June 29: Storks
July 1: Storks

The Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)
June 29: Michael Jackson's This Is It

Mellet (in Mellett Playground)
June 29: Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Devoe Park
June 29: Beat Street

Main Street and Elder Avenue (in Kissena Corridor Park)
June 29: Hidden Figures

Hunts Point Recreation Center
June 30: The Lego Batman Movie

Father Macris Park
June 30: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Athens Square
July 2: The Outsiders
July 16: Rumble Fish
July 30: My Bodyguard

Roy Wilkins Recreation Center
July 6: Fences

O'Donohue Park
July 7: Spider-Man

Maurice Park (in Frank Principe Park)
July 9: Doctor Strange

Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)
July 11: Zootopia

Beach 59th Street Playground (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)
July 14: Moana

Beach 94th Street, off Shorefront Parkway
July 21: Up

Wayanda Park
July 22: Hidden Figures

Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)
July 24: Zootopia
August 7: The Wiz
August 21: The Jungle Book

Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)
July 25: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Union Turnpike Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)
July 25: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Crocheron Park
July 28: Finding Dory

George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)
July 31: Ella Enchanted
August 14: Zootopia
August 28: The Jungle Book