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"Cinema Paradiso"

Tons of people sitting on the lawn at night watching a feature film in Bryant Park NYC, as part of their summer movie nights.
Angelito Jusay
July 22, 2024, 8:00pm–10:30pm

Welcome to the 31st 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!

 Cinema Paradiso (1988), starring Philippe Noiret and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore

“I don’t want to hear you talk anymore. I want to hear others talk about you.”

Young Salvatore Di Vita (Salvatore Cascio) discovers the perfect escape from life in his war-torn Sicilian village: the Cinema Paradiso movie house, where projectionist Alfredo (Philippe Noiret) instills in the boy a deep love of films. When Salvatore grows up, falls in love with a beautiful local girl (Agnese Nano), and takes over as the Paradiso's projectionist, Alfredo must convince Salvatore to leave his small town and pursue his passion for filmmaking.

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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) are permitted on the lawn.

Forgot a blanket? Buy one at the Bryant Park Shop on the Fountain Terrace.

Hester Street Fair hosts food vendors on the Fountain Terrace with drinks and delicious snack and meal options

Stout NYC has alcoholic beverages available

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).

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 Bryant Park Movie Nights.

Enjoy the film!

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 bar tent 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!