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Big Screen Under the City Lights: Exploring Drive-Ins & Outdoor Movies in NYC

Updated: Aug 11, 2023

Drive-Ins and outdoor movies in NYC are making a comeback, here's where to get in on the cinematic action.

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in June 2021 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

photo of a colorful neon light drive-in with cars parked outside

1 Oak St, Brooklyn, NY, map

Located in Greenpoint, this drive-in offers stunning views of the Manhattan skyline while you watch movies from the comfort of your car.

31-91 21st St, Astoria, NY, map

Enjoy classic diner fare and catch a movie at this Queens establishment's drive-in setup.

*8/2023: They are currently offering drive-in drag brunches

Various Locations (see website for latest showings)

Experience outdoor screenings on various rooftops and outdoor venues across the city, showcasing a diverse range of independent films.

Bryant Park, New York, NY, map

Join the iconic summer movie nights at Bryant Park, with food and drink curated by Hester Street Fair available for purchase.

848 Washington Street, Manhattan, map

Experience The Standard Hotel's weekly outdoor movie series while enjoying complimentary popcorn, cocktails and more.

Field 39/40, Sunken Meadow Loop, New York, NY, map

Bring the kids and a picnic blanket for a movie night under the stars.

Pier 86, W 46th St, New York, NY, map

Watch movies on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, combining entertainment with a unique historical setting.

Remember to check the schedules and availability of these events before planning your visit, as they might be subject to change. Enjoy your outdoor movie experiences in the vibrant city of NYC!

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