Free Outdoor Movies at Bryant Park

Each summer, Bryant Park hosts a series of free outdoor films. The films are shown on Monday evenings June – August.

Come out to the park and grab a spot on the lawn. The lawn opens for seating at 5:00 p.m and the films begin at sunset, which is usually between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m..

Check out Gothamist’s tips for attending movie night at Bryant Park (including a video of the rush to the lawn at 5:00).

The 2017 lineup features films set in New York.

  • June 19: King Kong (1993)
  • 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.

Besides the park’s permanent kiosks, there is a great selection of food and drink curated by Hester Street Fair available for sale at the Fountain Terrace for 2017. Participating vendors include Taiyaki NYC, Manousheh, Pokee NYC, Burger and Lobster, and Thaibird.



Bryant Park is located in Midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets, and Fifth and Sixth Avenues (behind the New York Public Library).


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