Riverside and Central Parks Have Outdoor Films Coming Up: Michael J. Fox, Wakanda, Ben Stiller and Cher


Not a bad spot to watch films in Central Park.

Outdoor movies are one of the great joys of summertime on the Upper West Side. And there are quite a few over the next few weeks.

Riverside Park is showing movies on Wednesday nights at Pier i at 70th Street. Seating opens at 6:30 p.m. The movie starts after sunset, at around 8:30 p.m. Here’s the remaining slate of films.

Central Park’s annual movie fest returns next month with movies starting August 13.

The conservancy is showing three movies this year, down from four in 2018. Here’s the schedule:

And here’s the conservancy’s notes on when to show up and what you can bring:

Location: Central Park
(Landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive.)

Gates open at 6:30 pm, movies start at dusk. All movies are open captioned.

To ensure that everyone can enjoy the films, alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, chairs, video cameras, and tape recorders are not permitted.

Film screenings are subject to cancellation due to weather. Please check our alerts and closures page and @centralparknyc on Twitter for updates.

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    1. lynn says:

      Is everyone allowed come and bring a blanket and food? I’ve never been to one and had only heard about the movies done at Bryant Park.

      • Mj says:

        Yup! Blankets and food are fine — just no alcohol or glass containers. It’s fun and rarely ever as crowded as Bryant Park.