Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Bryant Park Summer Film Festival NYC

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Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Summary

Event Overview: Bryant Park Film Festival is a summer-long event that takes place every Monday. It is one of the Bryant Park events that are free for all to attend, where a movie is played on a big screen to an audience that takes their seat on the grass. It is an annual event that lasts for nearly three months.

What to Expect: Bryant Park Film Festival plays a wide variety of entertaining movies that all audiences can enjoy. The selection of films over the summer during Bryant Park Movies in Summer is a fairly long list.

  • Selection: The selection of films is nothing if not wide at the Bryant Park Film Festival. In 2010, you could go to Bryant Park movies in order to see the classic James Bond flick Goldfinger, or you could settle down for some gut-busting British laughs with Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
  • Relaxing: The atmosphere at these Bryant Park events is a nice and relaxed. It's a movie showing in the lawn area of Bryant Park with many people setting up picnics to enjoy the film, so it's a nice break from the formal atmosphere you typically find in Manhattan.
  • Night-Long Fun: The lawn area is opened before sunset in order to allow people to set up picnics, while the film starts later. It's a fun night full of meeting new people and spending time with friends while you all enjoy a movie classic.

Inside Knowledge: The Bryant Park Film Festival has been running for 18 years after its showings in 2010. 2011 will mark its 19th year, and it is still one of New York's more popular film festivals due to its lack of admission and its relaxing atmosphere.

Event Hints:

  • Come Early: If you want a good spot to sit during the show, then we recommend you show up as early as possible. The lawn opens a few hours before sundown, and guests are allowed to set up picnic blankets at that time even though the movie does not start until around 8:30pm.
  • Don't Bring Much: Anyone who brings a bag will have their stuff checked by security before they enter. Make sure you pack light, or don't bring anything at all. In fact, guests who don't bring anything that needs to be inspected will be able to get in via a separate entrance.
  • Purchase a Picnic: Witchcraft, a cafe in Bryant Park, offers picnics and other goodies for guests of the Bryant Park Film Festival. We recommend just picking up food there rather than bringing anything that will be looked at by security.



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Carly Kale

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See a Movie Unde the Night Sky at the Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Don't go to a boring movie theater to see a movie this summer.  Instead, catch a flick at the Bryant Park Film Festival.  This fun and family-friendly NYC event features some classic movies and some newer movies.  Regardless of your cinematic preferences, there is bound to be a movie throughout the summer that you'd enjoy seeing.  This experience is truly one-of-a-kind; you'll be sitting under the New York sky during summer watching some great movies.

 

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Robert Harrison

Joined: March 2011

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Take in a Flick at the Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Whether you're a longtime New Yorker or an out-of-town traveler, watching a movie at the Bryant Park Film Festival is a wonderful and majestic way to spend a Monday this summer.  You don't have to worry about not enjoying the movie being played because the Bryant Park Film Festival offers a wide range of movie genres. 

If you keep an eye on the movie schedule, you'll be able to find one that you want to see.  Sitting on the Bryant Park lawn on a summer evening in New York City is an incredible memory to head home with.

 

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Mackenzie Webber

Joined: March 2011

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Enjoy a Summer Night at the Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

If you're searching for something relaxing to do in New York City one night this summer, you should grab a blanket and head to the Bryant Park Film Festival.  This fun NYC event features a different movie every Monday night.  These movies range from comedies to action movies to dramas.  If you check the schedule, you'll likely be able to find at least one movie that interests you.  It's pretty surreal to be sitting on the the lawn in Bryant Park watching a movie as the City continues moving in the background.

 

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Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Jun
17
Until Aug 19

Location

Bryant Park
500 5th Ave
New York, US
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Event Dates

Jun 17,2013 - Aug 19,2013

Event Cost

FREE

Free Movies All Summer Long at the Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

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Event Quick Facts

  • The Bryant Park Film Festival is a summer-long event with one film screened in Bryant Park every Monday.
  • Bryant Park movies are played each week.
  • The Bryant Park Summer Festival is a big outdoor gathering for guests to enjoy on the grass.

Phone:
212.512.5700

Website:
http://www.bryantpark.org/plan-your-visit/filmfestival.html

Nearest Transit:
42nd St-5th Ave-6th Ave (7, B, D, F, V); Grand Central (4, 5, 6, 7, S); Times Square-42nd St (1, 2, 3, S, 7, N, Q, R, W, A, C, E)


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