Coney Island Flicks on the Beach
July to August, 2012 Brooklyn, NY
There are some places in New York that skyrocket in appeal during the summer season. One of them is Coney Island, a lovely beach in southern Brooklyn. Besides sunbathing and swimming, this spot is attractive for one summer event: Coney Island Flicks on the Beach. This beachside film series takes place on designated days between July and August, providing outdoor entertainment on a 40-foot screen at the beach. If you want to get off the beaten tourist path during a trip to New York this summer, seek out festivals like this one where you will be surrounded by locals.
The 2011 Festival
In 2011, the Coney Island Flicks on the Beach series took place on Monday nights from July 11 through August 2 9
. Over the course of this eight-week series, a jumbo 40-foot screen was set up on West 10th Street
for film screenings that were free and open to the public. Each week the films kicked off at dusk, and included a variety of classic and modern favorites including Saturday Night Fever
, Top Gun
, Annie Hall
, Justin Beiber : Never Say Never
, and more. This festival takes place only when the weather is favorable; evening films can be rained out.
Reaching Coney Island
You don't need tickets to enjoy Coney Island Flicks on the Beach. If you're in New York on a summer Monday and are looking for affordable entertainment, simply hop the subway out to Coney Island for a free film screening on the beach. This popular series fills up early, so be sure to arrive and set up your blanket before dusk. Bring a picnic to make this an even more complete evening. To reach Coney Island, take the D, F, N, or Q train bound for Coney Island. Get off at the Coney Island / Stilwell Avenue stop and walk three blocks to the jumbo outdoor screen.
Visiting Coney Island
Some travelers that are intrigued by the idea of Coney Island Flicks on the Beach might want to spend the day in Coney Island before attending one of the film screenings. Beyond the beautiful beach, Coney Island is also known for rides and attractions
. This historic amusement area is a favorite of many New Yorkers that grew up venturing here every summer. The boardwalk is the one true iconic symbol of Coney Island, featuring playgrounds
, amusement rides
, and more. This family-friendly area also has sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, and three miles of sandy beaches.
Each Monday evening, the Coney Island Flicks on the Beach film series offers a different type of film. There are some films that are meant for families, such as Iron Man 2 in 2011
, while others are more romantic and designed for couples, such as Annie Hall in 2011. From action films like Top Gun to classics like Saturday Night Fever, everyone will have a specific film that would be their favorite during the eight-week series. If you're travel plans to New York are flexible, take a look at the film screening schedule to ensure that the film playing during the week of your visit is one that you would like to watch.
Rentals for Coney Island Flicks on the Beach Venturing out to Coney Island
for this type of event is one way to travel deeper and get to know the culture in New York City. Another strategy is to choose a vacation rental. Pick a neighborhood you aren't too familiar with and you will live like a local during your summer getaway to New York City. Use the kitchen to throw together a delicious picnic to devour while watching the outdoor film at Coney Island.
Rentals for Coney Island Flicks on the Beach
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