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Coney Island “Flicks On The Beach” Outdoor Movies Start Today


Enjoy the warm July evening weather sitting outdoors on the beach, watching a film on a large screen, as “Flicks on the Beach” returns to Coney Island beginning today.

“Flicks on the Beach,” is presented by New York City & Co. and Rooftop Films. Thanks to New York City & Co. and the Coney Island Development Corporation, the films can be viewed free of charge.

Can it get any better than that?

Screenings will take place in Coney Island on Monday nights, from July 2 through August 6. Selected films will be shown on a gigantic 40-foot screen on the Coney Island beach at West 10th Street, right near Coney Island’s boardwalk and amusement park. Film screenings are set to commence at dusk (8:30 p.m.). Many of the screenings are preceded by music and dancing, kicking off at 7:00 p.m.

A special screening will also take place on Saturday, July 14. For those who are busy during the week, save this date and enjoy the weekend with friends, family and an evening outdoor free movie.

Here’s the full rundown of the seven-film lineup:

  • July 2: Ghostbusters (1984)
  • July 9: Edge of the City: Underground NY Shorts by the Sea
  • July 14: Bound for Glory (1976)
  • July 16: Manhattan (1979)
  • July 23: The Muppets (2011)
  • July 30: Girl Walk (2011)
  • August 6: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011)

Additional details of the film screenings can be viewed here.

In addition to these Coney Island events, New York City & Co. and Rooftop Films will present special outdoor events in all five boroughs of New York. To obtain the full listing of these events, visit


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  1. it IS a special screening on July 14 but I think it is special because Bound for Glory is a film about Woody Guthrie and this year marks his 100th Birthday and I believe he was born on either July 14 or July 15.   Woody Guthrie lived in Coney Island for a bit and there is a CD of his music called MERMAID AVENUE…

    Also, ARLO, his son, will be doing a special (FREE) concert in honor of his Fathers Birthday in Central Park at Central Park Summerstage.  Arlo will be bringing the entire GUTHRIE FAMILY with him to perform Woody’s Music… the Guthrie Family has not performed together in years 🙂

    I am a big woody guthrie fan

  2. I have to say, I tried going last year. The movie didn’t begin till after 9pm. Too late for me. Other than that it’s a great experience, you people who have normal energy really should try to make it.

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