Movies Under the Stars: Viva Las Vegas (1964)

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Next week, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment his hosting yet another outdoor movie night. On August 18th, Elvis Presley and Ann Margaret appear on the big screen in Viva Las Vegas at Hamilton Fish Recreation Center starting at 8 p.m. Get there early if you want a spot! A few chairs will be provided or bring your own blanket.

August 18th | Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, 128 Pitt St. | 8pm to 11pm | Free | Questions? Contact (212) 387-7687

 

Summer Movies in Seward Park: Wreck-It Ralph

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Seward Park movie night is back as part of their outdoor summer series, in partnership with Seward Park Conservancy, The Metrograph Theater and Henry Street Settlement. Starting at dusk, enjoy a screening of Wreck-It Ralph on Tuesday, August 16th. The screening is free AND popcorn is provided. Bring your own picnic and a blanket or chairs.

If you prefer your movies indoors, the Metrograph has a plethora of screenings from Disco and the Movies to Roald Dahl Weekend Matinees. Check out the schedule here for a full list of screenings.

By Popular Demand: ET at Tomorrow’s Urban Drive-in Screening

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Tomorrow night marks July’s second weekly Urban Drive-in event, the result of a partnership between Abrons Arts Center and Friends of Gulick Park.  Last Thursday, Charlie Chaplin aficionados gathered in the Abrons Arts Center Amphitheater for an evening of Chaplin shorts accompanied by original piano and string scores.  This week, movie watchers can haul their blankets over to Gulick Park to spend some free quality time with the ever-popular 1980s extra-terrestial, ET.

For tomorrow’s event, it was the movie goers themselves who chose the film of the evening.  Friends of Gulick Park set up an online survey in which anyone could vote for the movies they were most excited to see.

If ET isn’t exactly your cup of tea, don’t panic!  There are still two more Urban Drive-in events coming your way.  On July 24, there will be a screening of the 1920s film, The Mark of Zorro, accompanied by the live band, Not So Silent Cinema, which will take place in the Abrons Ampitheatre.  The following Thursday, the event will move back to Gulick Park for the final screening of the summer, the romantic comedy, Crossing Delancey.

Each free screening begins at sunset and takes place outdoors, so bring a blanket, get cozy, and get ready to watch some movies!