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150 Free Outdoor Film Screenings Coming to All Five Boroughs for ‘Movies Under the Stars’

150 Free Outdoor Film Screenings Coming to All Five Boroughs for 'Movies Under the Stars'

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The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and NYC Parks have announced their expansion of “Movies Under the Stars,” which brings free film screenings to parks throughout the five boroughs. There will be 150 additional film screenings to take place at different parks for the first time this year.

“We want all New Yorkers to experience the fun and novelty of watching a film outdoors right in their own neighborhood,” said Commissioner Cynthia López, Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. “The films and TV shows that shoot on location in New York City have not only left an indelible mark on our culture; they also employ thousands of New Yorkers behind the scenes and contribute billions of dollars to our local economy. By bringing ‘Movies Under the Stars’ to more parks in all five boroughs, this is our opportunity to thank residents for hosting filming in their community and provide New Yorkers with increased access to cultural programming.”

During the month of August, classic family-friendly films like “Ghostbusters” and “The Wiz,” plus newer additions like “Annie” and “Enchanted,” will be screened. Additional screenings of documentaries, independent films and short films will be shown throughout September and October. 

New parks that will hold film screenings for the first time include:
Queens: Smokey Oval Park, Richmond Hill and A.R.R.O.W. Fielf House, Astoria

Brooklyn: Mount Prospect Park, Crown Heights and Sternberg Playground, Williamsburg

Staten Island: Cedar Grove and Jennifer’s Playground, Mariner’s Harbor.

Screenings will also take place in Thomas Greene Park, Park Slope, Brooklyn; Faber Pool and Park, North Shore, Staten Island; Owen Dolen Recreation Center, Westchester Square, the Bronx; St. James Park, Fordham, the Bronx; and in Manhattan, Morningside Park, Harlem/Morningside Heights; St. Nicholas Park, Hamilton Heights; and Highbridge Park, Washington Heights.

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