Watching movies under the stars is one of the great New York City summer traditions, and one of the most popular (that is to say, most crowded) places to watch classics and modern classics alike is Midtown's Bryant Park.
This year, the summer season will commence on June 17 with Tootsie (remember what a…striking woman Dustin Hoffman made?) and continue through the middle of August. Here is the schedule:
June 24th—Invasion of the Body Snatchers
July 8th—Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
July 15th—Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte
July 22nd—The African Queen
July 29th—A Foreign Affair
August 5th—Norma Rae
August 12th—The Women
August 19th—E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Tips: Get there early and make a picnic of it. The lawn opens at 5pm and most movies won't begin until dark (which, during the height of summer, can take a while.) No chairs, tables, dogs, plastic sheets, tarps, bags, or pads are permitted on the lawn. There are plenty of restaurants nearby for food, but no alcohol is allowed on the lawn.
For more information, visit www.bryantpark.org/plan-your-visit/filmfestival.html.