Films With a View: Free Outdoor Movies for NYC Families


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It's easy to enjoy the summer sunshine, but outdoor movies around the city let you and your family enjoy the summertime stars, too. So many parks and other locations host movie nights this season, making it easy to stay outside into the evening hours. To top it off, most are free! Movies start at dusk around 8 or 8:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted), though coming early is a good idea considering how quickly spots fill up. Check out these locations for movies and showtimes. [NYC Parks Summer Movie Series](http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/free_summer_movies) Free, July 19, 21 and August 22 At a variety of locations in the area, the NYC Parks Summer Movie Series plays. See Happy Feet 2 at Grover Cleveland Park Thursday, July 19 and The Smurfs at Bayswater Park Saturday, July 21. Winnie The Pooh plays at Pomonok Playground on Wednesday, August 22. Upper West Side [Movies Under the Stars](http://www.riversideparkfund.org/calendar/?c=movietheater-event), Pier I in Riverside Park, 70th Street at the Hudson River Free, Wednesdays, July 11-August 15 Many films being screened this summer are great for adults and a select few are foreign films. The best options for kids are Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (Wednesday, August 8) and Triplets of Belleville (Wednesday, August 15). [Summer Movie Night](http://www.nyrp.org/Calendar_Programs/Calendar/vw/3/itemid/708/d/20120703), Swindler Cove Park Free, Tuesday, July 3 The Muppet Movie will be playing on the eve of Independence Day. The light-hearted film will take parents back to earlier times, while the kids might enjoy it as something brand new. To read the full article at New York Family Magazine [click here. ](http://www.newyorkfamily.com/newyork/blog-3012-movies-with-a-view.html)





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