Parks across the U.S. are bringing evening movie events back to honor the usual summer traditions. With most of them being free or for a small fee, you won’t be worried about breaking the bank with this fun outdoor experience!
New York City, New York
Bryant Park invites the public to their summer Monday movie night series, which takes place on their beautiful green lawn right in the heart of midtown Manhattan every Monday beginning June 10 and ending August 12. The lineup is set to include classics like Big Daddy, To All the Boys I’ve Ever Loved, Godfellas, and Anchorman. For more information, visit their website.
San Francisco Bay Area, California
We’re not surprised to see a wide range of locations offering summer movie nights in the Bay Area – California does have the beautiful weather perks, after all. Some highlights to note from Red Tricycle’s 2019 Bay Area Summer Movies List: Pier 39 will host School of Rock, Moonlight Movies on the Town Green in Danville is playing Wonder Woman on July 27, and Jack London Square in Oakland is playing Star Wars: The Last Jedi on July 19. Pack your picnic baskets!
Bring your friends and family to Klyde Warren Park for Summer Saturdays. Blockbuster movies will play at the Ginsburg Family Great Lawn starting Saturday, June 15. Lineup highlights include A Dog’s Purpose, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and The Little Mermaid. Find more information on Summer Saturdays here.
Los Angeles, California
What better way to experience summer movie nights than in the land of Hollywood? Rooftop movie theaters are a crazy thing here in SoCal, which makes the experience extra special as you will most likely be able to catch the sun set into the Pacific Ocean. Rooftop Cinema Club is the main host of the season, with plans to play essential audience favorites this summer like Clueless, La La Land, and Pulp Fiction; Melrose Rooftop Theatre will play 10 Things I Hate About You and Back to the Future. See the complete list of rooftop movie night showing here.
Boston doesn’t disappoint when it comes to summer movies in the park. Places like the Hatch Shell’s Esplanade, the Prudential Center, and the Boston Harbor Hotel plan to host a long selection of movies this summer, leaving room for your family and friends many options. From kid animations to chick flicks to adult comedy, there’s at least one movie for everyone. Catch Boston’s summer movie guide here for more details.