A summer tradition in New York is watching movies under the stars in Bryant Park. Admission is free, and the films are always classic.
Movies are show on a large screen in Bryant Park at dusk on Monday nights from June through August. Access to the grass for blankets and picnicking is available at 5:00 p.m. Bryant Park films begin at sunset, typically between 8 and 9 p.m. Please don't bring plastic tarps, as they damage the grass. If the weather is uncooperative, shows are canceled and will not be rescheduled. For more information, call: 212-512-5700.
GoNYC has the schedule for the rest of the summer:
July 11, 2011
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. ("Diamonds are a girls best friend!") (1953) 91 min (Fox)
July 18, 2011
In the Heat of the Night
Starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger. Earning the Oscar for Best Picture, the film was directed by Norman Jewison and features music by Quincy Jones and Ray Charles. ("They call me Mr. Tibbs!") (1967) 109 min (MGM)
July 25, 2011
The Lady Eve
Starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. (1941) 94 min (Universal)
August 1, 2011
Cool Hand Luke
Starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy and Strother Martin ("What we've got here...is a failure to communicate.") (1967) 126 min (Warner)
August 8, 2011
Starring Leslie ("Don't call me Shirley") Nielsen, Robert Stack, and Robert Hays with cameos by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ethel Merman, and Barbara Billingsley. (1980) 88 min (Paramount).
August 15, 2011
Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ida Lupino. Co-written by John Huston. (1941) 100 min (Warner)
August 22, 2011
Starring Clint Eastwood. ("You've gotta ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well? Do ya, punk?") (1971) 102 min (Warner)