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The New York Bryant Park Summer Film Festival 2017

The New York Bryant Park Summer Festival

If you’re planning to watch an outdoor movie in the city among New Yorkers then come to HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival!!!
The festival also called the Bryant Park Summer Film Festival schedules movies all summer long in Bryant Park.

When movies are being scheduled?

The outdoors screenings are scheduled every Mondays at dusk from July to August.
You can always come earlier and seat on the lawn starting 5 pm but the screening starts at sunset usually between 8 and 9 pm.

The New York Bryant Park Summer Festival

What’s the entrance fee to watch a screening at Bryant Park Summer Festival?

It’s absolutely free!!!
And yes, another New York great tip 🙂

Some recommendations in order to fully enjoy the event

Come early. Usually, people wait for the staff to open the lawn so they can put their blankets. As you can see on the picture below, they race in order to get the best spot 🙂

The New York Bryant Park Summer Festival

- If you can: send one member of your group to do the race for you and pick an ideal and large spot to leave your blankets. Be prepared!
The New York Bryant Park Summer Festival

- Pack your picnic with drinks (no alcohol is allowed in public space)
- Once the movie starts, it’s difficult to get around and go to the bathrooms. Plan ahead 😉
- On this matter, the public bathrooms are located on the North West corner of Bryant Park. The toilets are clean and there’s always a park security to supervise the area.

The Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: a romantic spot?

It’s true to say that watching a movie in Bryant Park in New York is really cool and romantic
Of course, it might seem less romantic with the crowd but let’s put it this way: watching a scary movie in each other’s arms. Can you ask for more? 🙂

The New York Bryant Park Summer Festival

The Bryant Park Summer Film Festival screening in case of rain

If the weather doesn’t permit for a movie screening, the shows are canceled.

What movies are being selected at the Bryant Park Film Festival?<

Each year, the line-up changes and you won’t see the latest Hollywood blockbusters here.
The idea is to screen classic and old movies from 1930 to 1990.

Here’s the line-up for 2017:
- June 19 – King Kong
- June 26 – On the Town
- July 3 – The Muppets Take Manhattan
- July 10 – Sabrina
- July 17 – Wall Street
- July 24 – Pillow Talk
- July 31 – The Hustler
- August 7 – All That Jazz
- August 14 – North by Northwest
- August 21 – Dirty Dancing

 Official websitewww.bryantpark.org

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