Hudson River Park Trust hosts a series of free films during the summer at Pier 54 (Wednesdays) and Pier 25 (Fridays at dusk).
Wednesday's line-up includes a quirky collection of old movies including: Mean Girls, Rosemary's Baby, The Beastmaker, Jaws, Cruel Intentions, Goldfinger, Goodfellas and A Clockwork Orange. Friday's line-up has more family fare and includes: Wallace & Gromit, March of the Penguins, Chicken Run, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, Nanny McPhee, Lemony Snickets and ET.
This is a great summertime treat in the city--seating is available and there's even free popcorn (you can purchase other snacks and soft drinks at concession stands). The Pier is located at 14th Street and the Hudson River.
Hudson River Park is a 550 acre open space development in Manhattan. The Park offers a a wide array of sports, boating, educational and community facilities along five miles of parkland and waterfront.