9. Rooftop Films

Photo courtesy Rooftop Films

Perhaps this entry is cheating, but Rooftop Films offers an array of indie or unknown movies at several venues throughout the city. With tickets starting at $15, the viewer has the chance to see experimental or upcoming filmmakers, who are not usually showcased at these types of events.

With 16 venues highlighted on their home page, each offers up a unique viewing experience for cinephiles. To highlight two, Firefighters Field at Roosevelt Island offers a great viewing experience with the Queensboro Bridge in the background. Also, The Old American Can Factory, which serves as Rooftop Films’ main office, is an old facility with a particular rooftop aesthetic that is largely unseen around the city.