Outdoor movies coming to Cannonball Park starting this month

The city’s outdoor film screening series, Movies Under the Stars, is expanding and will debut for the first time this season at parks like Bay Ridge’s own John Paul Jones, aka Cannonball Park.

Doubling last year’s total, 300 films will be screened at parks across the five boroughs.

Throughout the spring and summer months, parks across the city will host screenings of classic films like “Casablanca,” “Moonstruck” and “The Blues Brothers,” as well as recent hits, like “Star Wars – The Force Awakens,” “Inside Out” and “Brooklyn.” The announcement — made by the mayor on Tuesday, May 3 — comes as “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” is scheduled to screen at East Williamsburg’s Cooper Park, another park receiving programming for the first time, on Thursday, May 5.

“‘Movies Under the Stars’ gives New Yorkers in every borough the opportunity to engage with film in a collective and meaningful way,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Our administration is committed to increasing access to family-friendly cultural opportunities, and this partnership is a perfect example of this work. I encourage all New Yorkers to take advantage of this fun and free summer program.”

The first showing scheduled for John Paul Jones Park is the 1989 classic “When Harry Met Sally,” to be aired outdoors — and free to the public — on Friday, May 27. Other Brooklyn parks new to the series this summer are East New York’s Linden Park, Greenpoint’s McGolrick Park and Madison’s Kelly Park. Returning parks include Sunset Park, Owl’s Head Park and Fort Greene Park, among others.

All movies start at sundown.

For an up-to-date schedule of outdoor flicks, visit http://on.nyc.gov/1qGJeYa.

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