The Empire State Building is pleased to present ESB Movie Nights, a new ticket where guests can enjoy a night at the theater 80 floors up in the sky! With snacks and drinks, ticket holders get the exclusive chance to see the World’s Most Famous Building, following the premiere classic films for all ages. All movies through 2023 will feature the Empire State Building in some way and make a great occasion to spend with friends and family. Tickets sell fast be sure to reserve yours at the links below.


Elevated Movies

Have an unforgettable cinematic experience 80 floors up in the sky. Below are the movies the Empire State Building will be premiering for the rest of the year. Upon check out, please be sure to book the correct date your movie is airing on the calendar. 

In the spirit of the holidays, the Empire State Building is proud to present not one, but THREE different viewings of the beloved movie Elf in December.
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Know Before You Go

  • Please take note of your movie time and arrive 30 minutes prior to allow time to go through the experience.
  • All movies have different start times. You can refer the confirmation email upon purchase to double check your movie time.
  • Upon arrival, please show your ticket to an Observatory staff member at the front desk, who will verify your ticket and provide you with an event wristband
  • Guests with wristbands will make their way through the Observatory, and upon reaching the 80th floor, will be directed to seating for the movie.
  • After the film concludes, guests are welcome to make their way up to the 86th floor Observatory, as well as the 102nd floor to continue their visit.
  • All tickets include complimentary snacks, drinks as well as access to the 86th and 102nd floor observatory decks.