Bryant Park Film Festival – The Complete Guide 2024

Everything You need to know about Movie Nights at Bryant Park

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Every summer, there are free film screenings in many parks in the city: from Brooklyn to Queens and Manhattan, you have several locations to choose from. But one of our absolute favorite spots is Bryant Park. Every Monday, classic films are screened in the incredible setting of the park, surrounded by skyscrapers and the Empire State Building.

Take your time and spend an unforgettable evening under the stars among the New Yorkers because this is one of the best things to do in Summer in New York!

My tip: be sure to also check out my ultimate guide with all locations in my article on Free Summer Movies in New York City.

What are the Summer Movies in Bryant Park?

My favorite summer event! One of the most famous and, for me, most beautiful places to see movies is definitely Bryant Park. And the best part? They’re free! If you’re in New York at this time, it’s definitely a MUST DO (or rather, MUST SEE)!

When do the movies start and when should you arrive?

Every Monday, classic films are shown here in the incredible setting of the park. After all, you are surrounded by skyscrapers, and the Empire State Building can also be spotted from here. The lawn opens at 5 pm and the movies start at 8 pm.

It’s best to arrive early before the movie starts to secure a good viewing location!

These films can be seen at the Bryant Park Summer Movies in 2024:

  • June 10: Forrest Gump
  • June 17: The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • June 24: Boomerang
  • July 1: Gladiator
  • July 8: Old School
  • July 15: Funny Face
  • July 22: Cinema Paradiso
  • July 29: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • August 5: Arrival
  • August 12: Titanic

And don’t forget to check out the free Bryant Park Picnic Performances!

Related Events

If none of these dates work for you, check out these events happening this summer:

Profilbild Steffen Kneist
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