Summer Movie Nights in NYC

Embrace a change of scenery and head to one of NYC’s many parks this summer for a trip to the theatre! While it may not be your typical movie plaza with popcorn, soda and cushioned seats, parks around the city will be hosting their very own movie nights all summer long. Bring your own snacks, a blanket and catch a great film with friends. Here are some places our Sagamore residents can visit for summer movies this year.


Riverside Park: If Pixar films hold a special place in your heart bringing you back to your own childhood movie screenings, the Riverside Park Summer Movie Series is a must attend event! Films like Toy Story, Wall-E and Up will be shown throughout the summer at Pier 1, right here on the West Side!


Randall’s Island: Catch a summer flick outside at Randall Park in NYC! They will be hosting their summer movie nights through the End of August for the 25th year in a row. They will be showing a variety of films such as kid favorites like Inside Out, Coco and comedic favorites like Sister Act and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.


Bryant Park: Bryant Park will be hosting a variety of summer movies this year now through August 10th. Films range from classic favorites like The Breakfast Club to action adventures like the terminator. Grab drinks or snacks before any showing by visiting the Upper Terrace or Hester Street Fair.


Central Park: The Central Park Conservatory will host film screenings starting in August between Sheep’s Meadow and 72nd street. Films will be shown throughout one week during the month beginning at 8pm. This years lineup includes The Muppets, Hair and more! Gates open at 6 and a DJ will provide entertainment until the movie begins.


Bryant Park

42nd Street

New York, NY 10018


Riverside Park

Pier I in Riverside Park South

West 70th Street

New York, NY 10023


Randall’s Island

Randall’s Island Park

New York, NY 10035


Central Park

72nd Street

New York, NY 10025




Free End of Summer Movies on the Upper West Side and Around NYC!

The Community Garden right here on the Upper West Side will b hosting free movie nights for just two Friday’s during the month of August! Take a stroll from The Sagamore over to 89th Street and enjoy an evening movie outdoors in the neighborhood!


On August 4th La La Land will be the feature film of the evening. The film will be shown on a screen projected in the center of the garden. Seating is not provided so make sure to grab and folding chairs, picnic blankets or an extra sheet to make your own ozy seating area! If you can’t make it that weekend, August 11th the garden will show Lion, one of the major films of 2016.


Looking to check out some more summer movies before the season ends? Plenty of spots all around NYC will show free films from now through Labor Day.


Bryant Park: Head to Midtown to catch a mix of older films this year! All That Jazz kicks off the month of August on the 7th, North By Northwest will be shown on August 14th and Dirty Dancing will be the feature film on August 21st!


Columbia University: Right here on the Upper West Side you can enjoy some more films as port of the Films on The Green Series at Columbia. WIth just one special film on September 7th this year, you won’t want to miss this special viewing of The Wild Child.


Pier 46 (On The Hudson Series): Pier 46 will show several family friendly movies throughout August. August 4 with feature the film Sing, August 11th Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them and August 18: The Karate Kid.


Check out all the films being shown around Manhattan and the 5 buroughs by visiting the NYC Parks website!


NYC Parks


UWS Community Garden

123 W 89th St

New York, NY 10024


Bryant Park

42nd Street

New York, NY 10018


Columbia Films on The Green

Low Memorial Library, Columbia University

116th Street and Broadway



Pier 46

Hudson River Park

New York, NY 10014