Where to Catch an Outdoor Movie in Westchester
Spend your summer binge watching movies around the county.
Movie nights with friends or family are a great way to spend time together, especially in the summer. However, why watch indoors when there are so many places to watch a movie under the stars? All around Westchester, you can watch new and old favorites while enjoying some fresh, summer air. We’ve found all the outdoor movie events for you to enjoy so you don’t have to do the hunting.
Bring your kids to Kensico Dam Plaza for two family-fun movies. On Friday, July 6 see Despicable Me 3 and one Friday, August 10 watch Paddington 2 with the whole family. Admission and parking are free for the event, but moviegoers should bring blankets and folding chairs for seating. Refreshments will be available for sale, however it is a perfect picnicking opportunity for those who would like to do so. The movie will begin at sundown and pre-movie entertainment will begin at 6 p.m. In the event of rain, the movies will be canceled.
1 Bronx River Parkway Road, Valhalla
Family Film Frenzy
What’s more fun than movies and after-hour swimming during the summer? There's some good news; you can head to some of the county’s pools and beaches for just that. The parks will open at 7 p.m. for after-hours swimming, picnicking, and relaxing. You can bring your own delicacies for a picnic or purchase food at the concession stand. However, food and cooler guidelines for regular pool hours also apply. The movie will begin at sundown and swimming will end when it is dark. Admission is $5 per person and free for children under 5 years old. A Westchester County Park Pass is not required. Wristbands will be sold the day of the event at each location on a first-come, first-served basis while they last.
- Wednesday, July 11
Glen Island Beach
Weyman Ave., New Rochelle
- Wednesday, July 18
The Brook at Tibbetts Brook Park
355 Midland Ave., Yonkers
- Wednesday, Aug 1
8 Bradford Rd., Mount Vernon
- Wednesday, August 8
Saxon Woods Pool
1800 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains
Enjoy local parks with the whole family while watching a good movie this summer. The Neighborhood Nights program combines fun children programs with movies for great summer fun. Pack a picnic and head to the parks for fun and music. The movies start at 8:15 p.m.
Despicable Me 3
- Thursday, July 19 Gardella Park
175 Ferris Ave., White Plains
- Tuesday, July 24 Mattison Park
Quimby Ave. and Lynton Pl., White Plains
- Thursday, July 26 Chatterton Park
Chatterton Ave. and Harmon St., White Plains
The LEGO Ninjago Movie
- Tuesday, July 24 Druss Park
South Lexington and Prospect Ave., White Plains
- Wednesday, July 25 Turnure Park
Lake St. & Canfield Ave., White Plains
Westchester’s Ridge Hill isn’t just for shopping; it’s for Movie Mondays too! Guests of all ages will enjoy the fifth-annual outdoor family film series bringing both old and new favorites to the screen. LEGO Batman will be screened on Monday, July 9, Paddington 2 on July 16, Coco July 23, Beauty and the Beast July 30, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on August 6. Arrive early to grab a spot on the South Lawn and enjoy some pre-show fun. Activities start at 7 p.m. and the movies will begin at sunset. Grab the family, friends, blankets and chairs, and a picnic for this outdoor movie event this summer.
1 Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers