What you should know
- “Movies Under the Stars”Is back and New Yorkers can now enjoy free movie screenings in local city parks.
- This year, the program will also feature films from the third New York Public Schools Film Festival (NYPSFF), which featured 32 films created by students from all five boroughs.
- Movie screenings begin Tuesday in Queens and Brooklyn. Programming and park location for all movies can be found on this website.
NEW YORK – Amid New York City’s recovery and the return of several typical events for the summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday, during his press conference, the return of Movies Under The Stars! or “Movies Under the Stars!”, which bring different free movies for people to enjoy in outdoor city parks.
Films for the whole family will be screened in different parks of the five boroughs and among them are classics such as Rent or more recent like Coco, which captivated the world with its history, and Captain America. This year, attendees will also be able to view films from the third New York Public Schools Film Festival (NYPSFF) which featured 32 films created by New York City public school students.
Along with student screenings of the films, audiences will be able to watch the young filmmakers interview renowned professionals in the television industry, including: Queens-born, Brooklyn-raised Malcolm D. Lee and director of the upcoming movie Space Jam: A New Legacy; Kemp Powers, the co-writer and co-director of the award-winning film Soul, born in Brooklyn and nominated for an Oscar; and Nina Yang Bongiovi, Executive Producer of Godfather of Harlem in New York City. These screenings will take place on July 9, 10 and 11 in Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn.
“Via ‘Movies Under the Stars‘, we are bringing fun cultural programming to viewers across the city, “New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver said in a statement Tuesday.” We encourage New Yorkers and visitors from all communities to make the most of this program and see a movie at a local green space this summer. “
Movie lovers are encouraged to bring blankets, pack a picnic, and settle in in the evening when the movies will begin. Although those vaccinated are not required to wear masks, physical distancing will continue to be imposed during movie screenings and those who are not vaccinated must wear face masks.
“These free screenings provide an excellent opportunity for families and friends to come together for entertainment filmed on warm summer nights, something we can all appreciate now more than ever,” the Commissioner for the Office of Media and Communication said in a statement. Entertainment from the Mayor of New York, Anne del Castillo.
The first films to be screened, Frozen Y Sonic The HedgehogThey will be on Tuesday at 8:30 pm in Brooklyn and Queens respectively.
Programming and park location for all movies can be found on this website.