Hot dogs at Coney Island, piragua on every corner, and movies in Bryant Park—now entering its 24th year, HBO’s Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America has become a bonafide NYC tradition. Every Monday night from the middle of June to just before Labor Day, thousands of movie-loving New Yorkers pour into the public midtown landmark for a (totally free!) night with a Hollywood classic under the stars. Recent summers have brought awesome screenings of popular favorites like Saturday Night Fever, The Shining and Casablanca, and this year’s line-up offers yet another season of great outdoor cinema, kicking off on June 22 with Ghostbusters!
No chairs, tables, dogs, plastic sheets, tarps, bags, or pads are permitted on the lawn.
Free bike parking available in the park at the Pétanque Courts (6th Avenue and 41st Street).
A Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) service provides open-captions and Assistive Listening Devices are available for each film. Please come to the projection trailer on the Upper Terrace for more information.
For the protection of all Film Festival attendees, all bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. will be inspected before entering the Lawn Area (the Lawn and surrounding gravel area).
The gravel area surrounding the Lawn opens at 4:00pm. The Lawn opens at 5:00pm.
Should you leave the Lawn Area, all packages, bags, etc. will be inspected again upon re-entry.
The checkpoints are necessary to safeguard all those in attendance at the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival.
Enjoy the film!