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Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Returns With Free Weekly Screenings

By Teddy Grant | June 20, 2017 12:16pm
 An audience gathers at the Bryant Park Summer Film Festival.
An audience gathers at the Bryant Park Summer Film Festival.
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MIDTOWN — Bryant Park's annual outdoor film series launched this week, bringing a series of classic flicks to the park's lawn during the summer.

The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival kicked off after the rainstorm on Monday with a soggy screening of "King Kong." Movies will be shown every Monday this summer until Aug. 21, ending with a showing of "Dirty Dancing."

Movie lovers will be able to take in dramas like Michael Douglas’s “Wall Street,” kids movies like “The Muppets Take Manhattan,” and the musical “All that Jazz" as part of the festival.

The lawn opens at 5 p.m. and movies begin at sunset, which is typically between 8 and 9 p.m. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their blankets and food while they enjoy the film.

Dates and films can be found below:

► June 26 — "On the Town"
► July 3 — "The Muppets Take Manhattan"
► July 10 — "Sabrina"
► July 17 — "Wall Street"
► July 24 — "Pillow Talk"
► July 31 — "The Hustler"
► August 7 — "All That Jazz"
► August 14 — "North by Northwest"
► August 21— "Dirty Dancing"