Film: BRYANT PARK MOVIE NIGHTS (New York City)

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by Gregory Bernard on July 8, 2021

in Film,Theater-New York

New York City’s iconic Bryant Park Movie Nights is back this summer for its 27th season, adding for popular demand a second night: The annual summer ritual for thousands of New Yorkers will run on Monday and, for the first time, Tuesday evenings, from August 23rd through September 28th on the Bryant Park lawn. All films begin at sunset, with the lawn open at 5pm for picnicking and food and wine concessions. This event is free to the public. Ten movies, selected in collaboration with the magazine’s entertainment site Vulture, will be shown this summer on the big screen. New York Magazine subscribers had the chance to vote for a film to kick off Bryant Park Movie Nights on August 23rd and have selected the fan-favorite, Clueless starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy and Paul Rudd.

The lineup will include screenings of three films that currently have productions returning to Broadway this fall. MOULIN ROUGE! starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman will screen on Tuesday, September 14th; The Phantom of the Opera, the film version of the longest-running show in Broadway history, starring Gerard ButlerEmmy Rossum and Patrick Wilson, will screen on Monday, September 27th; Mrs. Doubtfire starring Robin Williams and Sally Field will screen on Tuesday, September 28th. These events will include special surprise guest appearances and be part of a first of its kind Bryant Park Broadway to Film series. The full Bryant Park Movie Nights lineup will be announced at a later date.

Bryant Park is situated behind the New York Public Library in Midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Take the B, D, F, or M train to 42nd Street/Bryant Park; or take the 7 train to 5th Avenue.

photos by Angelito Jusay

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