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June 15, 2013

New York Times What They’re Watching on the Roof

New York Times

Forget doggie day cares, yoga rooms, and resident lounges. Luxury apartment buildings are rolling out movie projectors and popcorn makers this summer to keep residents entertained. Summer movie screenings range from double features on the communal lawn to makeshift rooftop theaters against the backdrop of the city skyline. Below, a sampling of what residents are watching in rental and condominium complexes across Manhattan.

Carnegie Hill Place

1500-1501 Lexington Avenue

WHAT’S SHOWING “Hunger Games,” (PG-13) an adaptation of Suzanne Collins’s best-selling novel of the same name, in which children are forced to battle each other to the death for a futuristic society’s amusement. (Friday, June 21)

WHO’S IN IT Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci

THE SETTING A 10-foot screen is set up on the roof decks of each building, which feature grassy areas and folding chairs seating 85 residents. Popcorn and bottled water are served.