Summer Movies Return to Prospect Park

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  SHOWTIME® presents
Summer Movies Under the StarsBrooklyn Magazine, Prospect Park Alliance, and Brooklyn Borough President’s Office Host Annual Series kicking off July 29 on the Long Meadow

Screenings include Black Panther, Goonies, Jumanji + Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse.


BROOKLYN, July 16, 2021 — Summer is back in Prospect Park with its annual outdoor movie series, A Summer Movie Under the Stars, this year presented by SHOWTIME® and hosted by Brooklyn MagazineProspect Park Alliance, and the office of the Brooklyn Borough President. The series kicks off Thursday, July 29, and runs for four consecutive Thursdays through August 19, at the north end of the Prospect Park Long Meadow.

Learn more + RSVP: prospectpark.org/movies.

This year, the series dives into nostalgic classics and feel-good fan favorites for all ages. The month-long series lineup includes Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Goonies, Jumanji: The Next Level, and Black Panther. The themes throughout the deal with connectivity, perseverance, friendship, self-empowerment, creativity, and fantasy—exactly what everyone needs right now.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brooklynites from across the borough back to our ‘Summer Movie Under the Stars’ event at Prospect Park. This year’s amazing lineup of films offers fun for the whole family. I thank the Prospect Park Alliance, SHOWTIME, and Brooklyn Magazine for partnering with our office to put on this event, and hope you all can join us to enjoy some free cinema in Brooklyn’s communal backyard,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

“What better sign that summer is back in Prospect Park than the return of our beloved annual movie series,” said Prospect Park Alliance President Sue Donoghue. “We are so appreciative of SHOWTIME, Brooklyn Magazine, and the Brooklyn Borough President for bringing this series to Prospect Park for another season of outdoor fun.”

The films will begin shortly after sundown at the north end of the Prospect Park Long Meadow, nearest to the Grand Army Plaza entrance. The closest subway stations are the Grand Army Plaza, and the Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum stops on the 2, 3, or B41 bus lines. 

The following is the full lineup:

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
July 29

Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers after a radioactive spider bite. Miles transforms into Spider-Man, but there’s an interdimensional twist when he learns that he is not alone with his otherworldly gifts.

The Goonies (1985)
August 5

A group of young misfits discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure to find a legendary pirate’s long-lost treasure in this Richard Donner and Steven Spielberg classic. 

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
August 12

The crew is back, but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the Jumanji players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains to escape the world’s most dangerous game.

Black Panther (2018)
August 19

T’Challa, heir to the advanced yet hidden kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from the past.

This event is free and open to the public, and RSVPs are not required for entry. 
For more information + to RSVP, visit prospectpark.org/movies.

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Editor’s Note: For images, please visit prospectpark.org/summer-movie-photos.

Media Contacts:
Deborah Kirschner, dkirschner@prospectpark.org or 929-281-4664
Lucy Gardner, lgardner@prospectpark.org or 917-482-9569


Prospect Park Alliance is the non-profit organization that sustains, restores, and advances Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s Backyard, in partnership with the City of New York. The Alliance provides critical staff and resources that keep the Park green and vibrant for the diverse communities that call Brooklyn home. Learn more. 

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