The following is a post from Patrick G. Mackaronis. Patrick is the Director of Business Development for New York City-based social network Brabble. In this post, Patrick will tell us about some places where we can enjoy free movies in NYC. Patrick can be best reached on Twitter at @patty__mack.
McCarren Park Pool in New York City
McCarren Park Pool offers a popular film series that is every Tuesday night at 8 pm from July through August. The movie begins after free live music, which begins at 7 pm. This is one of the more popular places for free movies, especially due to the fact that they offer many popular movies. Some of the movies that have been played here include Bring It On, Bonne and Clyde and Purple Rain.
McCarren Park Pool, Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, www.summerscreen.org, www.mccarrenpark.com
Instituto Cervantes in New York City
Instituto Cervantes offers a great selection of both Latin American and Spanish films. They also sometimes offer English language films that deal with Spain or Latin America. They offer a weekly film series every Wednesday at 6:15 pm. They also offer free lectures and panel discussions, as well as a popular library. Throughout the year they will offer other activities as well, many of which are free and open to the public. Information on these events can be found on their website.
Instituto Cervantes, 211-15 East 49th Street, (212) 308-7720, www.cervantes.org
Monday Movies Series in New Jersey
Although the Monday Movie Series requires crossing the Hudson, this is a very popular film series for those that are in New York City, and is a great excuse to escape the heat of the city. They offer a series of classic Hollywood movies, which are played in their lovely air conditioned parish hall. They even offer free drinks and snacks, usually offering the guests free seltzer and popcorn.
Monday Movie Series, All Saints Parish Hall, 707 Washington Street, Hoboken, New Jersey, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.allsaintsboken.com