September 14, 2023

NYC Pride's Family Movie Night Returns This Fall

NYC Pride is thrilled to announce the return of its beloved LGBTQIA+ family-centric film events, co-presented by Rooftop Cinema Club (RCC).

New York, NY, September 14, 2023 – NYC Pride is thrilled to announce the return of its beloved LGBTQIA+ family-centric film events, co-presented by Rooftop Cinema Club (RCC). Audiences are invited to bid a fond farewell to the summer taking in Disney’s The Little Mermaid (2023) on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 4:15 p.m. and to warmly welcome spooky season with Coraline on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 2:30 p.m.

“As a parent myself, I’m excited to invite our NYC Pride community and their families to sit back, relax and enjoy family-friendly entertainment in a safe space where all LGBTQIA+ identities are respected and celebrated,” said NYC Pride Executive Director Sandra Pérez. “Whether you’re a parent who identifies or raising a child that identifies as LGBTQIA+, there is no greater joy and comfort than knowing when and where you can safely spend time together, as a family, without fear of discrimination or harassment.”

On Saturday, September 23, 2023, Disney’s The Little Mermaid (2023) tells the story of the youngest and most defiant of King Triton’s daughters, Ariel. She longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. As mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, for a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., and the movie begins at 4:15 p.m.

On Saturday, October 14, 2023, Coraline reminds audiences to be careful what they wish for. When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes. In this alternate reality she has caring parents and all her dreams begin coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in the parallel world forever, Corline refuses but finds herself trapped in the strange realm. Doors open at 1:45 p.m., and the movie begins at 2:30 p.m.

NYC Pride members can enjoy 25% off their cost of admission to these screenings by booking their tickets at and using code NYCPRIDEFAM at checkout. Both of the 2023 NYC Pride Family Movie Night events will take place at Rooftop Cinema Club Midtown  located at 60 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018, which features stunning New York City skyline views as its backdrop. When the movie starts, audiences will be able to completely immerse themselves within the magic of the films through RCC’s state-of-the-art wireless headphones and an intimate view of their LED screen. Please be advised that seating for each film is strictly limited to 108 attendees.

“Following our June 2023 partnership with NYC Pride for a screening of the iconic camp musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show, we’re overjoyed to share our lovely space with NYC’s LGBTQIA+ families,” says Gerry Cottle, Rooftop Cinema Club Founder and CEO. “Above all, we are proud to provide a fun and safe event for LGBTQIA+ families and the entire community.”

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ABOUT HERITAGE OF PRIDE Heritage of Pride, Inc. is the volunteer-directed organization behind the official NYC Pride roster of events. Heritage of Pride’s mission is to work toward a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law. We do this by producing LGBTQIA+ Pride events that inspire, educate, commemorate, and celebrate our diverse community.

ABOUT ROOFTOP CINEMA CLUB The ultimate open-air cinema experience, Rooftop Cinema Club started as a single rooftop in London’s Shoreditch in 2011 and has expanded globally with two rooftop venues in the UK and nine across the U.S. in LA, NYC, San Diego, Ft. Worth, Houston, Chicago and Miami. The theater is known for bringing a social experience to movie showings of famed classics and newer releases accompanied by theater snacks, a full food menu, and specialty cocktails. Named “the masters of al fresco rooftop movie viewing” by Time Out, Rooftop Cinema Club’s locations immerse you in the heart of their respective city for unmatched views of the skyline during afternoon, sunset, and nighttime showings. Rooftop Cinema Club was founded by Gerry Cottle, son of the famous Circus owner of the same name, who took his experience in entertainment with Cirque Du Soleil, Amnesty International, Disney, and Girls Aloud and paired it with his passion for film to create the Rooftop brand.

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