During the summer, nothing beats seeing a Broadway show in an air-conditioned theater—except watching an awesome movie musical in the great outdoors! (Well, if New York City counts as the great outdoors.) Pack a picnic and bring along a few of your closest friends (the ones that don’t mind you loudly singing along in their ear) to see Frozen, Little Shop of Horrors, West Side Story, Pitch Perfect and more of your favorites on the big screen, under the stars. Check out our top picks below!
Little Shop of Horrors
July 22 at the Roosevelt Hotel (Manhattan)
Have you ever wanted to see Ellen Greene sing “Somewhere That’s Green” when you're somewhere that’s actually green? You’re in luck—the The Roosevelt Hotel is holding a screening of the 1986 classic in their gorgeous rooftop garden Mad46. (The view isn't too shabby, either!)
Singin’ in the Rain
August 10 at Habana Outpost (Fort Greene, Brooklyn)
Fingers crossed the weather outside stays storm-free, so we can watch Singin’ in the Rain in Brooklyn! The all-singing, all-dancing 1952 musical comedy is arguably one of the best movie musicals of all time, so why not enjoy it in the open air with a few hundred of your closest friends?
August 16 at the South Street Seaport (Manhattan)
Acca-scuse me, is this seat taken? Why count down the days until the release of Pitch Perfect 2 alone when you can sing along to the original with a whole crew of other Treblemakers and Bellas? We can sing, but we’re also good at modern dance, olden dance and mermaid dancing, which is a little different.
West Side Story
August 17 at Habana Outpost (Fort Greene, Brooklyn)
Cats, there’s gonna be a rumble at the Habana Outpost. The Sharks and the Jets are gonna settle the score once and for all, while snapping, singing and doing those adorable little leaps. Who cares if Natalie Wood isn’t Puerto Rican and doesn’t do her own singing? West Side Story is one of the best movie musicals EVER.
The Wizard of Oz
August 22 at Pier 46 (Manhattan)
Let’s be honest: We know you’ve been able to recite this movie by heart since you were five years old. We know you still have a pair of ruby slippers collecting dust in your closet. We know you practice “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in the shower. We’ll see you there!
August 27 in Forest Park (Queens) & South Street Seaport (Manhattan)
If you’ve always wanted to have a “Let It Go” belt-off with hundreds of city-savvy toddlers, now is your chance. Escape the stifling New York City heat and take a trip to Scandinavia with Elsa, Anna, Olaf and their pals—in two locations on the same night! Who knows, maybe you'll even catch Tony winner Idina Menzel there with her son Walker (apparently he’s a fan).