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2023 Movies With A View

Movies With A View FAQs

  • What is playing this summer?

  • Is registration required to attend?

      All MWAV nights will be open to the public, first come, first served – no advanced registration is required. We recommend arriving early to claim your spot on the lawn when doors open at 6pm.

  • Is Movies With A View free?

      Yes, Movies With a View is free. If you would like to support the Conservancy’s work providing New Yorkers with hundreds of free and low cost events and activities like Movies With A View, consider making a donation here.

  • When should I come?

      Food and music start at 5:00 PM on the Pier 1 Promenade, the lawn opens at 6:00 PM, and movies begin at sundown. We recommend arriving early to move through bag check, stake out a good spot, and take in the spectacular skyline!

  • Where is Movies With A View located?

      At Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn. Entrances are at the top of the lawn and along Pier 1 Promenade. Visit here for directions

  • Where are restrooms located?

      The nearest restrooms are available at Pierhouse until 10:45 PM (wayfinding signs posted on movie nights). Restrooms are available at Pier 2 until 10:00 PM (orange shipping container building).

  • Will food and drinks be available for purchase?

      Yes! This year, we’re partnering with Time Out Market to bring delicious food and beverages — including beer and wine — to the movies. Check the individual events pages for the 2023 vendor line-up in July.

  • Can I bring my own food?

      Of course. Feel free to bring in your own food, but a reminder that outside alcohol and glass is always prohibited on the lawn. Please be advised that bag checks will be conducted at the entrance.

  • Why is there a bag check?

      Bag checks are done to ensure the safety and security of all moviegoers. A reminder that outside alcohol and glass bottles are always prohibited in the Park.

  • What accommodations are there for accessibility?

      All movies are captioned in English. If you require physical accommodations to set up your own chair, please see a Conservancy staff member at one of our welcome tents upon arrival – there is limited reserved seating at the top of the lawn (on the hardscape). Chairs, other than wheelchairs, are not allowed on the lawn.

  • Can I bring my own chairs, or my dog? What can I bring?

      Chairs (other than wheelchairs) are not allowed on the lawn, so please bring your own picnic blanket. Portable stadium-style cushion seats without legs or hard pieces are a great option. For those who require physical accommodations, there is a limited reserved seating area at the top of the lawn (on the hardscape). Please bring your own chair and see a Conservancy staff member at the welcome tent at the top of the lawn to inquire.

      Dogs and all pets are highly discouraged. While you will be given entry, you will need to stay on the paths and your dog leashed at all times – dogs are not allowed on the lawns at any time, per Park rules. We highly discourage bringing any pet to a Movie With A View event – it’s often very crowded, loud, and can be quite warm before the sun sets! For the comfort and safety of your pet and those around you, we highly suggest you leave your pet at home.

      Outside alcohol and glass are always prohibited. Please note all bags will be checked for the safety of all.

  • Are there age restrictions for movies?

      No, all Movies With A View events are open to all ages. However, guardians should be aware that titles may include PG-13 and R rated selections, which are clearly noted on each movie page. We encourage guardians to do their own research ahead of time to ensure the movie is suiting and appropriate for your children. Additionally, all minors should be accompanied by an adult. The Conservancy is not responsible for gauging appropriateness of titles for movie-goers.

  • Where can I park my bike?

      Transportation Alternatives will once again be providing free bike valet services for moviegoers at the Pier 1 Turnaround lot off Furman Street. Movie goers may also use bike rack near the Pier 1 entrance. Bikes will not be allowed onto the lawn, and should not be locked to fences or other unauthorized areas.

  • How are movie titles selected?

      All Movies With A View titles are carefully selected by the Conservancy’s Volunteer Film Committee. The Committee selects a theme each year, and works to curate a broad selection of suiting titles for the public to enjoy. Please note that screening rights and screening costs also are factored into their decisions (for example, we would not be able to show a brand new titles still in theaters).

  • Is there a lost and found?

      Yes, if you find an item in the Park you can give it to any Park staff member or drop it off at our office at 334 Furman Street (near Pier 5). If you have lost an item please complete this form here, if the item is found we will contact you.

  • Can I smoke in the Park?

      As of May 23, 2011, Brooklyn Bridge Park is a smoke-free park, consistent with New York City law. On April 29, 2014, the Smoke-Free Air Act was expanded to include the use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). The law is intended to make parks healthier and cleaner places to visit. We ask your compliance with this new rule.

About Movies With A View

Since its launch in 2000, we’ve wowed, entertained, thrilled, and pulled at the heartstrings of over 675,000 moviegoers, making our program a summer must and one of New York City’s favorite film series. Movies With A View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August on Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn. There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film and enjoying the breeze off of the East River with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.

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