From July 13–30, bring your friends and family to finally make up for all the flicks you missed last summer and rejoice in cinema under the stars at Hearst Plaza, presented in collaboration with Film at Lincoln Center. Reclaim your inner movie nerd at this free, three-week outdoor festival of screenings, featuring fondly remembered classics and special surprises. Onsite concessions with popcorn and drinks, a gargantuan screen, and hassle-free seating on the spacious Hearst Plaza offers the comforts of your favorite theater. Enjoy clear, high-fidelity sound for every showing, transmitted via our Quiet Event headphones; you'll never have to worry about being shushed by your neighbors.

General Admission

All film screenings at the Outdoor Cinema at Hearst Plaza are FREE with General Admission, first-come, first-served. Just show up; tickets not required! Learn more »

Advance Reservation

Or, get priority access to outdoor screenings by booking ahead of time. Learn more »

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Health and safety

Lincoln Center is committed to enhancing the safety of our visitors, performers, and employees. Please see health guidelines for indoor and outdoor events before your visit. Learn more »


Our approach to accessibility mirrors our commitment to transform performing arts spaces to be more inclusive of our audiences’ identities and access needs by design, not as an afterthought or add-on. Learn more »

About Summer for the City

We’re thrilled to be coming together with our resident organizations and community partners to present hundreds of outdoor and indoor public events—all for FREE or Choose-What-You-Pay. Learn more »

Plan your visit

Before visiting us this summer, please take the time to read about the health and safety policy, ticketing, accessibility, and more. Click here »

Full Summer for the City calendar

Check out hundreds of outdoor and indoor events and performances for all ages, including music, dance, theater, film, art, education, and civic activations. View full calendar »