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Bryant Park: Movies in the Park

There´s something quite magical about watching a movie in the park, with the stunning backdrop as your skyline. Imagine the gorgeous night view of New York City, as the golden lights brighten up the night life. The surrealism will take your breath away. Just for a moment.

Underneath the stars, with the moonlight casting its haze upon the crowds below. Whether it be with your loved one, a group of friends, family or even going alone and meeting a group of cinephiles with interests just like yours. To just relax and watch an open show movie in the fresh air, after a long hard day at work. Imagine a more relaxing atmosphere in the midst of a vibrant city. We all know how dreadful Mondays can be. So give something different a try this summer and head over to Bryant Park. Live and relax like a local this year.

bryant park movie night

Movie screenings in the Park is an annual summer tradition in New York. With the HBO Movies in the Park having its 24th birthday this year. The first of its kind in the city.

Today you´ll find thousands of individuals at the event, from locals to travelers alike. All sharing opinions, laughing together and building new friendships in the moment. A perfect summers day can be found right here. So what have you got to lose? Head down to experience the summer like a true local!

The film festival, presented by the Bank of America starts from early June until just before Labor Day each year. Gates open at 5pm, but screenings are not until dusk (8-9pm). Make sure you have your blankets and picnic baskets ready! You can even pre-order a movie kit jam-packed full of delicious food and warm blankets for your disposal. Packages are limited so be sure to pick up an order early on. For those last minute spectators, don´t worry about a thing. You´ll still be able to find a mouthwatering food truck or two nearby. This is New York after all. Food truck heaven!

Though Bryant Park is perhaps the biggest annual outdoor movie event; you´ll find this tradition has spread far and wide with gorgeous backdrops such as Coney Island, Randalls Island, Astoria Parks Great Lawn, Lower Manhattan skyline and many more. This is definitely a summer fest worth seeing.

The event this year has already begun! But fear not, there are still many open air shows for this summer. The lineup consists of the following:

  • Monday July 6th – The Poseidon Adventure
  • Monday 13th – I´m no Angel
  • Monday 20th – Badlands
  • Monday 27th – Footloose
  • Monday August 3rd – Marathon Man
  • Monday 10th – Desk Set
  • Monday 17th – Chinatown
  • Monday 24th – Back to the Future (A classic we all know and love!)


And once you´re done exploring this amazing city, seeing the sights and experiencing the summer fest like a local. Why not relax in one of our apartment’s right here. You won´t be getting much sleep of course, I can assure you.


As they say,

´New York, the city that never sleeps. That´s because something in the air renders sleep useless´.