Posted in movies on May 17, 2012

E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial

The "Movies with a View" series returns in 2012 at Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn near the Brooklyn Bridge for two months of film under the stars and in front of that stellar view. This year's series runs Thursdays in July and August, and is now actually called "SyFy Movies With a View" (it's sponsored by the SyFy network), though only the July 5 opening film, E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, falls under science fiction. Yes, that is slightly confusing, but remember... it's free.

Movies include Clueless, Barefoot in the Park, Wet Hot American Summer, Unforgiven, and an audience choice. The movies are all paired with a short film and a DJ. Music starts at 6PM with the movies at sunset. Between this, Summerscreen, Rooftop Films, and a handful of other free film series, there is no shortage of outdoor cinematic entertainment for NYC this summer.

The full SyFy Movies with a View schedule is below.


Thursday, July 5
Movie: E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial [PG]
Short: CatCam by Seth Keal
DJ: Ayres

Thursday, July 12
Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird [NR]
Short: Eye on the Stars by Rauch Brothers
DJ: $mall Change

Thursday, July 19
Movie: Slumdog Millionairec [R]
Short: Odysseus' Gambit by Àlex Lorca Cercos
DJ: Emch Subatomic (of Subatomic Sound System)

Thursday, July 26
Movie: Clueless [PG-13]
Short: Once It Started It Could Not End Otherwise by Kelly Sears
DJ: Ronin

Thursday, August 2
Movie: Wet Hot American Summer [R]
Short: Summer Bummer by Bill Plympton
DJ: Conquerrah

Thursday, August 9
Movie: Barefoot in the Park [G]
Short: Love Competition by Brent Hoff
DJ: Lupe Loop (of Discovery)

Thursday, August 16
Movie: The Big Chill [R]
Short: Aquadettes by Drea Cooper and Zack Canepari
DJ: Ripley
Thursday, August 23
Movie: Unforgiven [R]
Short: The Hunter by Marieka Walsh
DJ: Geko Jones (of Que Bajo)
Thursday, August 30
Movie: Vote for your movie selection at this evening's event!
DJ: Emch Subatomic (of Subatomic Sound System)



Comments (15)

Holden Zach and Meagan - phone home!

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 11:44 AM

2 Roky Erikson posts in one day!

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 11:45 AM

No, Wet Hot American Summer?

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 11:46 AM

Slumdog Millionaire - Ha!

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 11:49 AM

e.t.'s not even really sci-fi -- it's fantasy

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 11:50 AM


Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 12:20 PM

the big chill is the WORST movie. bunch of baby boomers whining about their affluent lives.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 12:34 PM

"To Kill a Mockingbird".....what a performance by Gregory Peck. We all read it in junior high school, but it is a must. guaranteed you won't be sorry..

Posted by Joshua Sanders | May 17, 2012 12:53 PM

A big chilled hummus platter.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 12:54 PM

Here's a whole mess of full length movies on youtube in case it rains:
Who loves ya? WHO GODAMMIT?! WHO?!!?

Posted by mark | May 17, 2012 7:05 PM

o god (E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial) reminded me of my childhood.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 9:27 AM

I actually created a full calendar of ALL the free movie screenings in NYC happening over the summer of 2012. You can also subscribe to the calendar in Google Calendar or iCal so that you can have all the screening times and locations on your phone when you’re out and about.

Check out the calendar of free movies here:

Posted by E. James Ford | June 14, 2012 8:46 AM

So freaking cool, EJ Ford. Thanks!!!!!!

Posted by RLS | June 14, 2012 10:20 AM

Why was Clueless canceled???? I have seen about 70 misinformed people including my firends and I who were really for the movie an there was no information posted on canceling this is wrong and rumor my Thursday Night!

Posted by A.rodriguez | July 26, 2012 6:24 PM

e.t call home

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 7:10 PM

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