10 Fantastic Venues to Watch Outdoor Movies in NYC this Summer

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Photo by Dan Nguyen via Flickr Commons.

Summertime in New York is filled to the brim with tons of activities: but what about events for movie lovers? Instead of staying cooped up in the nearest theater chain, perhaps it would be better to enjoy some fresh air, cool people, great food and an amazing film. Here are ten fantastic outdoor movie venues, ranging from the well-known to the most obscure. And when you’re done, check out the schedule for the summer.

1. SummerScreen

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Photo via SummerScreen.

While Rooftop Cinemas Club at Yotel is easily the nicest venue, SummerScreen makes up for it with a whole lot of character. Basically, this free summer concert and film series, which launched in 2006, is a fun event filled to the brim with activities.

Happening every Wednesday at McCarren Park, each night has live music at 6 p.m. with the movie beginning at sundown. On top of this, each week has vendors from all over the city offering up a wide variety of food that will make anyone’s mouth water. Throw in a great collection of films – Scream, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Royal Tenenbaums and a fan selection that can be voted on by you – and this is a great time for the whole family.

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