Watching free movies in the park has become synonymous with NYC summers, and rightfully so! Grab your friends or a special someone, a blanket, and snacks – make a whole thing of it.
But what about free movies at the beach?!
Starting this week, The Alliance for Coney Island, with assistance from Councilman Ari Kagan, is excited to announce the 2023 Summer Flicks on the Beach series lineup. Come down to New York’s most notorious beach to catch some of your favorite movies by the waves!
Every other Monday during July and August, a giant 40-foot inflatable screen will turn the beach at West 12th Street into an outdoor movie theater steps away from the legendary Wonder Wheel and Luna Park.
This year, attendees can expect to see a variety of genres, including the 1979 classic – “The Warriors,” a film about a street gang known as The Warriors who must fight their way from the Bronx to their home turf on Coney Island and the 2023 Animated Mega-Hit- “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” where you will follow Brooklyn plumber, Mario and travel through the Mushroom Kingdom to find Mario’s brother, Luigi, and to save the world from a ruthless fire-breathing Koopa named Bowser.
Flicks on the Beach kicked off Monday with a screening of The Warriors, but you still have time to catch the new classics as the lineup ends with Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in August.
Come on down and see great flicks representing a mix of modern movies. Festivities begin at 7:30 pm, and films start at dusk.
- July 10 – Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
- July 24 – The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
- August 7 – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
Screenings will be shown on a weather-permitting basis.
Movies are held on the beach at West 12th Street, easily accessible by public transportation. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and bring their blankets or chairs.
There is plenty to do in Coney Island before the show! Grab a bite to eat at the original Nathan’s Famous, ride on the New York City Landmark Cyclone Rollercoaster, visit the recently expanded New York Aquarium to learn about the local marine life, or walk along the historic boardwalk. Just don’t tire yourself out before showtime!