04/26 | Barbie | Free with RSVP

Join us for a one night only revival of the Queens Drive-In, outdoors at the New York Hall of Science! Presented in partnership with NYC Council Member Francisco Moya, NYSCI, and the Museum of the Moving Image.

Explore NYC with us

Enjoy incredible savings while being a vital part of keeping the spirit of independent film alive and thriving in our beloved city!

Our Mission, History, and Programs

For over 27 years, Rooftop Films has been championing the work of independent filmmakers and bringing films rooted in compassion, solidarity, learning, togetherness, exploration, and inspiration to tens of thousands of people across all five boroughs of New York City.

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Fri Apr 26 6:45 PM


Feature Film Program

New York Hall of Science, Queens

Sat Apr 27 5:00 PM


Feature Film Program

New York Hall of Science, Queens

This is What We Mean by Short Films: Opening Night 2024
Fri May 17 7:45 PM

This is What We Mean by Short Films: Opening Night 2024

Short Film Program

Green-Wood Cemetery, Greenwood, Brooklyn

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Annual memberships are the lifeblood of our organization and a great way for you to save money and support independent filmmakers and their work. Benefits include discount tickets, early access to tickets, priority entry, and invitations to exclusive member events, virtual film programming & special screenings all year long. Memberships also make great gifts!

Support Rooftop Films

This year, at a time when shared in person cultural experiences were incredibly challenging, Rooftop Films found a way to bring people together safely at our drive-in theaters and we couldn’t have done that without your support. Your donations help keep Rooftop Films strong in these uncertain times. If you’re able, please donate now so that we can continue supporting filmmakers and creating unforgettable experiences for our communities.


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Unique Venues

Rooftop Films travels around the city presenting events on rooftops, parks, and other scenic spots--celebrating and exploring film, music, art and the spectacular locales themselves, and giving you the chance to explore hidden corners of the city.

For Filmmakers

Rooftop Films is more than a film festival—we are a film community. When a filmmaker is selected to screen with us, they become part of that community forever. From then on, we'll support that film and filmmaker in every way we can.

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