King Kong

Monday, June 19, 5:00pm–11:00pm

The Lawn

Bring a blanket and sit on the Lawn to enjoy great food, friends, and a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before the start of each film. Lawn opens 5pm, pre-show entertainment presented by WeWork starts at 6pm, film begins at sunset.

Food and drink for sale curated by Hester Street Fair on the Fountain Terrace.

The granddaddy of all monster movies is a variation on the old “beauty and the beast” story. The adventure fantasy about the girl and the giant ape has been remade a few times, but there’s nothing like the original. Kong is captured on tropical Skull Island and brought back to New York for exhibition. Of course, this doesn’t turn out well for anyone and the poor monkey finds himself atop the Empire State Building, swatting at fighter planes. Max Steiner’s music swells, as Fay Wray’s lungs get quite a workout. “Kong” did not win any Oscars for Special Effects, as the award did not yet exist. (1933) 100 MIN. (NR) (WARNER BROS.)

Pre-show entertainment: SOULGA Meditation, Dead Beats Horse, The Rub (Ayers & DJ Eleven)

Part of the HBO Bryant Park Film Festival program.