Bryant Park Summer Film Fest Returns With Free Screenings

By Heather Holland on June 27, 2014 3:12pm 

 A free movie screening will take place on the park's lawn every Monday at 5 p.m. through Aug. 18.
A free movie screening will take place on the park's lawn every Monday at 5 p.m. through Aug. 18.
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Bryant Park Corporation

MIDTOWN — Bryant Park’s Summer Film Festival has returned with a new lineup of free weekly movie screenings.

A mix of comedy, action and horror flicks will be shown every Monday starting at 5 p.m., including "National Lampoon’s Vacation", "The Karate Kid" and "The Shining," according to the Bryant Park Corporation.

“Now in its 22nd year, the HBO-Bryant Park Summer Film Festival remains the go-to outdoor movie event in New York,” said Dan Biederman, executive director of the Bryant Park Corporation.

“Although it has spawned many imitators, it’s the best-attended of all al-fresco film events, drawing as many as 12,000 New Yorkers and tourists for a single Monday evening screening.”

On the week of July 4, free live music and performances by the West Point Band, the New York City Joint Service Color Guard, will take place before the screening of "A Soldier's Story" to honor members and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

No chairs, tables, dogs, plastic sheets, tarps, bags or pads are allowed on the lawn. All bags and backpacks will be inspected at checkpoints surrounding the lawn, according to the event website.

Here's the full film lineup:

June 30: "A Soldier's Story"

July 7: "Blazing Saddles"

July 14: "Suddenly, Last Summer"

July 21: "National Lampoon's Vacation"

July 28: "Key Largo"

Aug. 4: "The Karate Kid"

Aug. 11: "Love Come Back"

Aug. 18: "The Shining"

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