Movie Nights

Feature films under the stars on the big screen

Bryant Park Movie Nights presented by Verizon returns on August 23! Ten movies, selected in collaboration with Vulture, will be screened this summer on Monday and Tuesday evenings through September 28. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, and a feature film. Lawn and food and wine concessions open 5pm; film begins at sunset.

The series kicks off with Vulture’s fan-favorite pick Clueless! This year Movie Nights can boast significant firsts: screenings on Monday and for the first time, Tuesday evenings; and a first-of-its-kind Broadway to Film series with three movies that have productions returning to Broadway this fall, MOULIN ROUGE!, The Phantom of the Opera, and Mrs. Doubtfire. Bonus: these events will include special surprise guest appearances! Stay tuned for the full lineup and attendance protocol.

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Movie schedule

Monday, August 23
Clueless

Tuesday, August 24
TBA

Monday, August 30
TBA

Tuesday, August 31
TBA

Monday, September 6
TBA

Tuesday, September 7
TBA

Monday, September 13
TBA

Tuesday, September 14
MOULIN ROUGE!

Monday, September 27
The Phantom of the Opera

Tuesday, September 28
Mrs. Doubtfire

The full film line-up, special guests, and on-site attendance protocol will be announced shortly. Follow us on social for the most up-to-date announcements @bryantparknyc!


The basics

  • The Lawn opens 5pm for blankets and picnicking
  • Films begin at sunset (typically between 8pm-9pm)
  • All packages including bags, briefcases, and backpacks are subject to inspection
  • No dogs allowed on the lawn
  • No chairs, tables, or plastic ground coverings (including sheets, tarps, bags, or pads) are permitted on the Lawn
  • Captions are displayed for each film

Getting on the Lawn

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. The checkpoints are necessary to safeguard all those in attendance at Bryant Park Movie Nights.

Enjoy the film!

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