Courtesy of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, by Reist Photography

Warm nights in New York City are best enjoyed outdoors and one of the best ways to appreciate a pleasant spring or summer evening is with an outdoor movie screening. Luckily for New Yorkers, there are tons of places to enjoy a film while also taking in amazing city views and delicious food. Whether you’re looking for new releases, classics, or foreign language films, here are some of the best places in the city to catch an outdoor screening:

Open in May: 1. Rooftop Films

Photo courtesy Rooftop Films, Photo by Emily Hawkes

Rooftop Films just kicked off their 2019 season with a screening in Green-wood Cemetery. This outdoor film company screens movies in exciting locations all over the city and has done so for more than twenty years. Previous locations where screenings have taken place include Roosevelt Island and The Old American Can Factory, which serves as Rooftop Films’ main office. The films, which include documentaries, indies, and film festival favorites, are accompanied by live musical performances, Q&A sessions and after-parties. This summer, films will be screened in locations like The William Vale, and the New Design High School.

Schedule:

May 25th: Running with Beto
New Design High School, Lower East Side, Manhattan

May 30th: Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Redux, Remix & Requiem
Fort Greene Park, Fort Greene, Brooklyn

May 31st: Dangerous Documentaries, Short Film Program
MetroTech Commons, Downtown, Brooklyn

June 5th: Trapped:Uncanny Mindbenders, Short Film Program
MetroTech Commons, Downtown, Brooklyn

June 7th: Goldie
New Design High School, Lower East Side, Manhattan

June 11th: The Edge of Democracy
The William Vale, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

June 13th: Well Groomed
Fort Greene Park, Fort Greene, Brooklyn

June 14th: New York Non-Fiction, Short Film Program
Green-Wood Cemetery, Greenwood, Brooklyn

June 19th: The Big Muddy, Short Film Program
MetroTech Commons, Downtown, Brooklyn

June 22nd: Strange Negotiations
Green-Wood Cemetery, Greenwood, Brooklyn

June 26th: My Days of Mercy
The William Vale, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

June 28thThe Sound of Silence
New Design High School, Lower East Side, Manhattan

July 1st: Pink Wall
The William Vale, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

July 11th: Sister Aimee
Fort Greene Park, Fort Greene, Brooklyn

July 19th: The Pine Barrens
Green-Wood Cemetery, Greenwood, Brooklyn

July 23rd: Love is Short, Short Film Program
The William Vale, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

July 31st: Yes, God, Yes
The William Vale, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

August 17th: August Youth: NYC and Beyond
Murmrr Theatre, Brooklyn

August 21st: Greener Grass
The William Vale, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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