by Adam Himes
June 21st, 2014

This summer we will be turning the Coney Island beach into an outdoor movie theater in order to bring you some of your favorite movies. The best part: it’s all free and open to the public!

Presented in partnership with the Alliance for Coney Island, NYC & Company, Good Humor Ice Cream and I Love NY, Flicks on the Beach kicks off on Monday June 30th, screening a beloved movie every week for eight consecutive weeks. The theater will be set up on the Coney Island beach between West 10th and West 12th Streets.

Each week there will be live entertainment at 7:30pm, followed by a film screening at dusk. Some shows will include performances by the legendary Coney Island Circus Sideshow.

Here is the full line-up:
• July 7th: Frozen
• July 14th: E.T. The Extraterrestrial
• July 21st: Iron Man 3
• July 28th: The Lego Movie
• August 4th: American Hustle
• August 11th: Dirty Dancing
• August 18th: Audience Choice!
• August 25th: Gravity

On August 18th, we will screen either The Sandlot, Grease or The Goonies, but we need your help! Vote online at and the audience favorite will be selected!

In addition to these Flicks on the Beach events, make sure you check out Film For All’s free screenings of When Harry Met Sally… on June 24th. Sponsored by AT&T and the Tribeca Film festival, the film will be shown at different outdoor venues – including the Coney Island beach – in all five boroughs simultaneously beginning at 8:30pm.

So come out and experience the awesomeness of Coney Island this summer!


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Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.


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