There are several places where you can watch free outdoor movies in the summertime, but one of the most unique has to be on the deck of the aircraft carrier at the Intrepid Museum.

On certain summer Friday nights, the deck of the Aircraft Carrier Intrepid becomes a big outdoor movie theater. And it’s FREE to attend.

The Intrepid website says you should bring your own lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and blankets, but no alcoholic beverages.

One ticket per person. You must be in line to get a ticket. The flight deck opens at 7:00 p.m. and the program starts at sunset. Space is limited and seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. The Intrepid website says standing wait time can exceed two hours. Visit the Intrepid Museum website for details.

The 2018 series starts May 25th with a special showing of Top Gun during Fleet Week.  The remainder of the season takes place on select Friday evenings from June 29th – August 10th.

2018 Intrepid Summer Movie Schedule

  • Friday, May 25 – Top Gun
  • Friday, June 29 – Wonder Woman
  • Friday, July 13 – Friday the 13th
  • Friday, July 27 – Dunkirk
  • Friday, August 10 – Ghostbusters (1984)
  • Friday, August 24 – Vote for the final film: Blade Runner, Disney Pixar’s Planes, The Hunt for Red October, The Breakfast Club, or Airplane. 

See the Intrepid Summer Movie Series schedule and details here.

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