Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Free Movies in Manhattan this Summer (2009)

The June '09 issue of Time Out New York Kids showed up the other day, and the issue is fantastic. Lots of great articles and lots of FREE stuff to do this summer. Below are a list of places to get your cine fix.

The last movie JC and I saw together in the theater was Wall-E (matinee, natch), so as former movie regulars, we're looking forward to some free entertainment this summer.

Summer 2009 Free Movie Schedule

Thursdays at
Clearview Cinemas
Kids' Club
Thursdays at 10:30 am July 2nd - August 20th

Sony Wonderlab 500 Madison Ave @ 56th Street
As there are only 73 seats in this hi-def theater, you'll want to call the Monday before to make a reservation (212) 833-7858.
Movies for Adults Saturdays at 2pm
May 30th - Paul Blart: Mall Cop
June 6th - Winged Migration
June 13th - Not Easily Broken
June 27th - GhostBusters

Movies for Kids Saturdays (plus one Thursday) starting at noon
May 30th - Sesame Street: Elmo Visits the Firehouse
June 6th - Elmo & Zoe's Scientific Exploration
June 13th - Dora the Explorer & Go, Diego Go! (Double Feature)
June 18th (Thursday) - Elmo's World: Wild Wild West
June 27th - Sesame Street: Zoe's Dance Moves

HBO Series at Bryant Park Not really family entertainment, but I used to love this series regardless of what's on the screen. Bring a blanket, a couple of bottles of wine, and bribe your slacker friend to get there and nab a spot at 5pm (when the lawn officially opens for the screenings). Bring a friend from out of town, and they'll remember it for life.
June 15th - The Sting
June 22nd - Breaking Away
June 29th - Gold Diggers of 1933
July 6th - Dog Day Afternoon
July 13th - How Green was My Valley
July 20th - Harold and Maude
July 27th - The Defiant Ones
August 3rd - Kramer vs. Kramer
August 10th - The Magnificent Seven
August 17th - Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Hudson River Park - River flicks (for Kids and Grown-Ups) Even as partial as I am to Bryant Park, the films chosen for River Flicks are (IMHO) just more fun. :) I've never been, but I imagine watching a movie on the edge of the Hudson has to be incredibly peaceful. Movies begin at dusk. Seating is available (but we'd bring a blanket just in case). Free popcorn. Beverages and Snacks are for sale.

RiverFlicks for Kids (Fridays)
Pier 46 at Charles St.
July 10 - Wizard of Oz (G)
July 17 - Kung Fu Panda (PG)
July 24 - Ghostbusters (PG)
July 31 - Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG)
August 7 - Muppet Movie (G)
August 14 - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)
August 21 - Curious George (G)

RiverFlicks for Grown Ups (Wednesdays)
Pier 54 at 14th St.
July 8 - Iron Man (PG13)
July 15 - Vicky Cristina Barcelona (PG13)
July 22 - The Dark Knight (PG13)
July 29 - Hancock (PG13)
August 5 - Tropic Thunder (R)
August 12 - Sex and the City: The Movie (R)
August 19 - Pineapple Express (R)

Regal Entertainment Group's Free Family Film Festival

Every Tuesday and Wednesday select Regal Theaters offer free movies at 10am. There's only 1 location in Manhattan but several Regal Theaters in Brooklyn and Queens
are offering these free movies as well. It's so nice that the theaters offer a choice of movies... so nice you may have to go both days. =)

Battery Park Stadium 11
, 102 North End Ave. 212-945-4370
June 30th & July 1st - Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Veggie Tale Movie (G) & Inkheart (PG)
July 7 th & July 8th - Clifford (G) & Evan Almighty (PG)
July 14 th & July 15th - The Tale Of Despereaux (G) & Barnyard (PG)
July 21 st & July 22nd - Charlotte's Web (G) & Star Wars: Clone Wars (PG)
July 28 th & July 29th - Horton Hears A Who (G) & Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)
August 4 th & August 5th - Polar Express (G) & Kung Fu Panda (PG)
August 11 th & August 12th - Wallace And Gromit (G) & Surf's Up (PG)
August 18 th & August 19th - Mr. Bean's Holiday (G) & Firehouse Dog (PG)
August 25 th & August 26th - Space Chimps (G) & Nim's Island (PG)

Kid's flicks at Maclaren

According to TONY Kids, the Maclaren showroom in Soho (150 Wooster Street, 212-677-2700) will be showing kids movies (e.g. Kung Fu Panda, etc.) on Wednesdays 11-2. I can't find anything about it online, so I'd call for info if that's a desireable spot for you. It's worth noting that the space is quite intimate from what I recall.

So that's what we've got for Summer 2009 Free Movies. If you hear of any not listed here, please add it to the comments!

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