All the outdoor movies playing in Brooklyn parks, rooftops, courtyards and cemeteries this summer

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Take the ferry to Governors Island during one of its Friday night films with the Film Society at Lincoln Center. You’ll practically have the island to yourself. Photo: @filmlinc

Along with outdoor concerts, free outdoor movies ranks high on the list of reasons that summer is the best time of year in New York City. And there are more interesting outdoor venues than ever screening movies this July and August. Governors Island’s new film series is truly your best bet for an uncrowded, al fresco movie viewing experience (and yes we know it’s not in Brooklyn, but it’s just a ferry ride away). Rooftop Films is now screening a handful of its summer films at Green-Wood Cemetery, which should add some eerie ambiance to your night, and they’ve included Fort Greene Park in their lineup for the first time ever. Parklife in Gowanus is living up to its name and making full use of its courtyard for a new Monday movie series. We’ve also added one other non-Brooklyn rooftop film series to the list–Azul at Soho’s Hotel Hugo–simply because their calendar is so good (everything from Mean Girls to Scarface) and it goes on well into October. So take a peep at the lineup and pencil your favorite cult classics to watch under the stars.

Note: All of the following movies are free, except where indicated, and be sure to check each venue’s social media feeds to learn of any rain-related cancellations.

Wednesday, June 27

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World, sunset, Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood

Friday, June 29

Garçon!, 8:30 PM, Films on the Green at WNYC Transmitter Park, Greenpoint

Family, 7 PM, Rooftop Films at The Well, 272 Meserole St., Bushwick, $16

Saturday, June 30

New York Non-Fiction documentary shorts, 7:45 PM Rooftop Films at Green-Wood Cemetery,  Green-Wood Heights, 500 25th St., $16

Monday, July 2

Coming to America, 8:30 PM, Parklife, Gowanus, 636 Degraw St.

Wonder Woman, sunset, Azul on the Rooftop at Hotel Hugo, Soho, 525 Greenwich St.

Rooftop Films roves around Brooklyn’s rooftops, courtyards, and now its cemeteries. Catch one at Green-Wood this summer, where there is plenty of room to spread out.

Saturday, July 7

Wild Nights with Emily, 7:45 PM, Rooftop Films at Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St., Green-Wood Heights, $16

Monday, July 9

Inception, 8:30 PM, Parklife, Gowanus, 636 Degraw St.

Goodfellas, sunset, Azul on the Rooftop at Hotel Hugo, Soho, 525 Greenwich St.

The waterfront setting and architectural charm of Red Hook Flicks at Valentino Pier is hard to beat.

Tuesday, July 10

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, 8:30 PM, Red Hook Flicks at Valentino Pier

Wednesday, July 11

Jawbreaker, 6 PM, SummerScreen Williamsburg at McCarren Park

Victory, sunset, Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood

There’s no real need to pack a picnic for Movies with a View at Brooklyn Bridge Park–Smorgasburg vendors will supplying burgers, frites, pizza and ice cream on the Pier 1 promenade. Photo: Etienne Frossard

Thursday, July 12

Desperately Seeking Susan, 6 PM, Movies with a View at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Friday, July 13

Desperately Seeking Susan, with My Last Film, 7 PM, Escape in New York: Outdoor Films on Governors Island

Monday, July 16

Bridesmaids, 8:30 PM, Parklife, Gowanus, 636 Degraw St.

The Warriors, sunset, Azul on the Rooftop at Hotel Hugo, Soho, 525 Greenwich St

Tuesday, July 17

Creed, 8:30 PM, Red Hook Flicks at Valentino Pier

Wednesday, July 18

The Wizard of Oz, 7 PM, A Summer Movie Under the Stars at Prospect Park’s Long Meadow

When Harry Met Sally, 6 PM, SummerScreen Williamsburg at McCarren Park

Car Wash, Sunset, Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood

Thursday, July 19

Kung Fu Panda 2, 6 PM, Movies with a View at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Collection of Sundance Short Films 2018, 8 PM, Rooftop Films at Fort Greene Park

Monday, July 23

North By Northwest, 8:30 PM, Parklife, Gowanus, 636 Degraw St.

Grease, sunset, Azul on the Rooftop at Hotel Hugo, Soho, 525 Greenwich St.

Tuesday, July 24

Captain Underpants, 8:30 PM, Red Hook Flicks at Valentino Pier

Wednesday, July 25

Alice in Wonderland7 PM, A Summer Movie Under the Stars at Prospect Park’s Long Meadow

Love & Basketball, 6 PM, SummerScreen Williamsburg at McCarren Park

Wag the Dog, Sunset, Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood

If you haven’t yet seen ‘Paris is Burning,’ an iconic documentary about drag ball culture in 1980s NYC, add it to your summer bucket list.

Thursday, July 26

Paris Is Burning, 6 PM, Movies with a View at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Friday, July 27

 We the Animals, 8 PM, Rooftop Films at Old American Can Factory, Gowanus, 232 3rd St., $16

Monday, July 30

Labyrinth, 8:30 PM, Parklife, Gowanus, 636 Degraw St.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, sunset, Azul on the Rooftop at Hotel Hugo, Soho, 525 Greenwich St.

Tuesday, July 31

Roadhouse, 8:30 PM, Red Hook Flicks at Valentino Pier

The Miseducation of Cameron Post, 7 PM, Rooftop Films at The William Vale, Williamsburg, 111N. 12th St., $16

Wednesday, August 1

West Side Story, 7 PM, A Summer Movie Under the Stars at Prospect Park’s Long Meadow

Hackers, 6 PM, SummerScreen Williamsburg at McCarren Park

Wednesday outdoor film series, Sunset, Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood

Thursday, August 2

Bend It Like Beckham, 6 PM, Movies with a View at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Saturday, August 4

Black Panther, 7:30 PM, Rooftop Films at Brooklyn Army Terminal, Sunset Park, 140 58th St.

Prospect, 7:45 PM Rooftop Films at Green-Wood Cemetery, Green-Wood Heights, 500 25th St., $16

Monday, August 6

Anchorman8:30 PM, Parklife, Gowanus, 636 Degraw St.

Black Panther, Sunset, Azul on the Rooftop at Hotel Hugo, Soho, 525 Greenwich St.

Tuesday, August 7

Hairspray, 8:30 PM, Red Hook Flicks at Valentino Pier

‘The Fantastic Mr. Fox’: Still the best film Wes Anderson has ever made.

Wednesday, August 8

Space Jam, 7 PM, A Summer Movie Under the Stars at Prospect Park’s Long Meadow

Fantastic Mr. Fox, 6 PM, SummerScreen Williamsburg at McCarren Park

Wednesday outdoor film series, sunset, Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood

Thursday, August 9

Wayne’s World, 6 PM, Movies with a View at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Our New President, 8 PM, Rooftop Films at Old American Can Factory, Gowanus, 232 3rd St., $16

The original ‘Ghostbusters’: a love letter to NYC, and less likely to rile up internet trolls who couldn’t stand the thought of an all-female cast in the sequel.

Friday, August 10

Ghostbusters, with Review, 7 PM, Escape in New York: Outdoors Films on Governors Island

Saturday, August 11

Thunder Road, 8 PM, Rooftop Films at Old American Can Factory, Gowanus, 232 3rd St., $16

Monday, August 13

The Fifth Element, 8:30 PM, Parklife, Gowanus, 636 Degraw St.

Pulp Fiction, sunset, Azul on the Rooftop at Hotel Hugo, Soho, 525 Greenwich St.

Tuesday, August 14

The Silence of the Lambs, 8:30 PM, Red Hook Flicks at Valentino Pier

Wednesday, August 15

Die Hard, 6 PM, SummerScreen Williamsburg at McCarren Park

Wednesday outdoor film series, sunset, Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood

Thursday, August 16

Love & Basketball, 6 PM, Movies with a View at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Friday, August 17

This One’s for the Ladies, 8 PM, Rooftop Films at Industry City Courtyards 1-2, Sunset Park, 51 35th St., $16

A free screening of ‘Mean Girls’ is a lot easier to commit to than tickets to the Broadway version.

Monday, August 20

Rebel Without a Cause, 8:30 PM, Parklife, Gowanus, 636 Degraw St.

Mean Girls, sunset, Azul on the Rooftop at Hotel Hugo, Soho, 525 Greenwich St.

Tuesday, August 21

Coco, 8:30 PM, Red Hook Flicks at Valentino Pier

Wednesday, August 22

Musical Movie Night, 6 PM, SummerScreen Williamsburg at McCarren Park

Wednesday outdoor film series, sunset, Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood

Thursday, August 23

Wonder Woman, 6 PM, Movies with a View at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Pick of the Litter, 8 PM, Rooftop Films at Fort Greene Park

Saturday, August 25

Rooftop Shots (Closing Night), 7:45 PM, Rooftop Films at Industry City Courtyards 1-2, Sunset Park, 51 35th St., $16

When was the last time you saw ‘Best in Show’?

Monday, August 27

Best in Show8:30 PM, Parklife, Gowanus, 636 Degraw St.

Superbad, sunset, Azul on the Rooftop at Hotel Hugo, Soho, 525 Greenwich St.

Wednesday, August 29

Audience Choice, 6 PM, SummerScreen Williamsburg at McCarren Park

Dr. Strangelove, 8:30 PM, Red Hook Flicks at Valentino Pier

Wednesday outdoor film series, sunset, Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood

Thursday, August 30

Public Vote!, 6 PM, Movies with a View at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Monday, September 3

Viewers’ Choice, 8:30 PM, Parklife, Gowanus, 636 Degraw St.

Scarface, sunset, Azul on the Rooftop at Hotel Hugo, Soho, 525 Greenwich St.

Monday, September 10

Funny Face, sunset, Azul on the Rooftop at Hotel Hugo, Soho, 525 Greenwich St.

Friday, September 14

The Last Dragon, with Hernia, 7 PM, Escape in New York, Outdoor Films on Governors Island

Monday, September 17

Big Night, sunset, Azul on the Rooftop at Hotel Hugo, Soho, 525 Greenwich St.

Monday, September 24

Coco, sunset, Azul on the Rooftop at Hotel Hugo, Soho, 525 Greenwich St.

Monday, October 1

The Shining, sunset, Azul on the Rooftop at Hotel Hugo, Soho, 525 Greenwich St.

Monday, October 8

Halloween, sunset, Azul on the Rooftop at Hotel Hugo, Soho, 525 Greenwich St.

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