Enjoy free weekly movies at four outdoor spots in Brooklyn this summer

May 16, 2024

Movie nights in Prospect Park. Photo by Jordan Rathkopf

Catch free film screenings at four of Brooklyn’s most popular outdoor spaces this summer. In partnership with Paramount+ and BSE Global, Brooklyn Magazine on Tuesday announced the return of “Paramount+ Movie Nights in Brooklyn,” a free film screening series hosted in Prospect Park, McCarren Park, Fort Greene Park, and for the first time, Coney Island. The series will kick off June 7 in Williamsburg, with weekly screenings at the four locations throughout the summer.

Photo credit: BSE Global

This year, the event series is expanding to include screenings on the beach in Coney Island, making it New York City’s only “surf-in” theater.

“It’s not summer in Brooklyn without movies in the park,” Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso said. “Outdoor movie nights in Brooklyn are a beloved tradition that only gets better each year. I’m especially thrilled that 2024 is bringing free movies all the way to Coney Island Beach.”

The featured movies include classic films, new hits, and critically acclaimed titles. All screenings start at sunset.

Here is the full lineup:

McCarren Park

  • June 7 – Zoolander
  • June 14 – Empire Records
  • June 28 – But I’m a Cheerleader

Prospect Park, Long Meadow

  • June 26 – Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • July 3 – Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
  • July 10 – School of Rock
  • July 17 – Clueless

Coney Island, Coney Island Beach at West 12th Street

  • July 11  New feature film to be announced
  • July 18 – Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
  • July 25 – Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • August 1 – Love and Basketball
  • August 8 – The Warriors

Fort Greene Park

  • August 15 – Past Lives
  • August 22 – School Daze
  • August 29 – Bob Marley: One Love
  • September 5 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Complimentary popcorn will be available for guests on a first-come, first-serve basis at all screenings with proof of RSVP, which can be completed here.

BSE Global, the parent company of the Barclays Center, will bring Brooklyn Nets and New York Liberty activations at select screenings, including DJ performances, interactive games, photo opportunities, and giveaways. Special surprise guests are also slated to appear at various locations throughout the summer.

Paramount+ will also host free outdoor movies at Bryant Park this summer on Monday nights, starting June 10 through August 12.


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