Another one of the best things about summer in NYC is all the FREE outdoor movies in the parks in all five boroughs. Movies Under the Stars features a combination of family-friendly flicks and adult thrillers, all starting at dusk on weekday and weekend evenings.
Movies Under the Stars requires you bring your own seating, whether that’s a picnic blanket or lawn chair, and we require that you be courteous to your neighbors by minimizing the length and volume of conversation during movie, and turning off the ringer on your phone.
HBO Summer Movie Festival in Bryant Park, each one filmed in NYC or about NYC, including Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina, Michael Douglas and the greedy traders of Wall Street, Patrick Swayze dancing into our hearts in Dirty Dancing, and Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra as sailors on leave On the Town, singing and dancing their way around the city where enjoying the Bronx is up and the Battery is down and people ride in a hole in the ground. Each Monday for ten Mondays, through August 21st.
Starts tonight with the original, iconic 1930s King Kong, widely regarded as the granddaddy of monster movies.
Upcoming Movies Under the Stars include:
Selena, about the popular Latino star who died much to young.In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla (Jennifer Lopez) is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham (Edward James Olmos), realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez (Jon Seda), who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.
Dr. Strange, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident renders his hands useless. When traditional medicine fails him, he travels to remote Kamar-Taj in search of a cure, but instead discovers the mystical arts and becomes a powerful sorcerer battling dark forces bent on destroying our reality.
Florence Foster Jenkins a bittersweet charmer starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, about an heiress who wanted to be an opera singer despite a dreadful voice
Fences, the Academy Award winning movie starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Fences adapts the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh named Troy Maxson, who is bitter about his lot in life and frequently takes out his frustrations on his wife and son.
SEE ALSO SummerStage annual FREE music concerts in city parks in all five boroughs, already underway.