Welcome to the 30th season of summer movies in Bryant Park! Bring a blanket and a friend, and grab your spot on the lawn to watch a feature film on the big screen under the stars. Enjoy the show!
Reality Bites (1994), starring Winona Ryder and directed by Ben Stiller
After college, Lelaina (Winona Ryder) films a documentary about herself and friends as they stumble in their attempts to forge relationships and begin careers. Vickie (Janeane Garofalo) works retail, has a continuous string of one-night stands and awaits the results of her HIV test. Sammy (Steve Zahn) tries to come out to his parents. Lelaina gets involved with yuppie Michael (Ben Stiller) while maintaining a love-hate relationship with Troy (Ethan Hawke), who's undergoing an existential crisis.
Movie Nights Info
The lawn opens 5pm, weather permitting, for blankets and picnicking.
Films begin 8pm.
All packages including bags, briefcases, and backpacks are subject to inspection.
No dogs allowed on the lawn.
No chairs, tables, plastic ground coverings (including sheets, tarps, bags, pads, and/or yoga mats) or inflatables are permitted on the lawn.
Forgot a blanket? Buy one at the Bryant Park Shop on the Fountain Terrace.
Hester Street Fair brings the city's best vendors to the Fountain Terrace each week, 4pm-8:30pm, to make your Movie Nights picnic the most delicious it can be.
Starting 5pm, visit the Beer + Wine tent at the back of the lawn for summer-ready drinks, featuring special offerings from Stout NYC. Beer and wine purchases must be consumed in the designated area, from the red rope across the lawn to the back steps.
Captions are displayed for each film.
For the protection of all Movie Nights 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 4pm. The lawn opens 5pm. Be prepared right at 5pm to claim your spot!
Should you leave the lawn area, all packages, bags, etc. will be inspected again upon re-entry. These checkpoints are necessary to safeguard all those in attendance at Bryant Park Movie Nights.
Enjoy the film!
June 12: Almost Famous (2000)
June 19: Dreamgirls (2006)
June 26: Mean Girls (2004)
July 3: School of Rock (2003)
July 10: Roman Holiday (1953)
July 17: Reality Bites (1994)
July 24: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
July 31: Swingers (1996)
August 7: 48 Hrs. (1982)
August 14: Zoolander (2001)
August 21 bonus film: Good Burger (1997)
Movie Nights are almost always rain or shine, but:
- If it rains, the movie will go on and the lawn will be closed. Seating will be available in the gravel path surrounding the lawn, and throughout the park. Bring your umbrella!
- If there are thunderstorms, the movie will be delayed or cancelled.
- There are no rain dates for Movie Nights.
- Because there are no rain dates, we do not make a lawn or cancellation call until the day of the movie, and often later in the day. Conditions can quickly change; if weather is deemed dangerous, the park may close.
- Please follow our social media @bryantparknyc on Instagram and Twitter for Movie Nights lawn and weather updates!
Hester Street Fair brings the city’s best vendors to the Fountain Terrace each week, 4pm-8:30pm, to make your Movie Nights picnic the most delicious it can be .
Starting at 5pm, stop by our wine and beer area at the back of the lawn for summer-ready drinks, featuring special offerings from Stout NYC.
Forgot a blanket? Stop by the Bryant Park Shop for a cute blanket, apparel, games, our apiary honey, and more!