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Bryant Park Movie Nights

Paramount+ Movie Nights at Bryant Park returns June 2023! Every Monday night throughout the summer, Bryant Park shows free movies.

Paramount+ Movie Nights at Bryant Park Summer Line Up

June 12 – August 14, 2023 (+ August 21 Bonus Movie)
Lawn opens at 5pm
Enter at 42nd and 6th Ave
Movies start at dusk (8-9pm)

2023 Bryant Park Movie Nights Schedule

  • 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)
  • Aug 7 – 48 Hrs. (1982)
  • Aug 14 – Zoolander (2001)
  • Aug 21 – Good Burger (Bonus Movie)

The gravel area surrounding the Lawn opens at 4:00pm. The Lawn opens at 5:00pm for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8pm and 9pm). Hester Street Fair hosts food vendors on the Fountain Terrace with drink and delicious snack and meal options.

All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.

2023 is the 30th anniversary of Movie Nights (formerly Bryant Park Film Festival) and they recently signed a multi year deal with Paramount+. Domenic DiMeglio, EVP and CMO, Paramount Streaming, stated “As we continue to expand our world-class library of beloved movies available on Paramount+, we are excited to showcase another stellar lineup of classics and cult favorites this summer in an iconic New York setting by becoming the official naming partner of the event.”

More Info: bryantpark.org/activities/movie-nights



Bryant Park Picnic Performances

Bryant Park Picnic Performances

June 1 – September 14, 2023

Bryant Park is hosting twenty-six live and in-person music, dance, and theater events produced in partnership with a diverse lineup of New York City’s performing arts institutions. Some featured partners are Carnegie Hall Citywide, The Town Hall, Joe’s Pub, The Classical Theatre of Harlem, American Symphony Orchestra, New York City Opera and many more. All performances are free to the public and designed to be enjoyed casually – no tickets required—with ample seating available and free picnic blankets for audience members to borrow.

More Info: bryantpark.org/activities/picnic-performances * Bryant Park Movie Nights * Picnic Performances FREE Brochure


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Bryant Park runs from 40th - 42nd Streets, between 5th and 6th Aves. Both Midtown East Hotels and Midtown West Hotels will be nearby, but here is our hand-chosen list of those within a 5-10 minute walk to Bryant Park, Grand Central Station and The New York Public Library.

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Bryant Park NYC

Bryant Park, in the heart of Midtown, just next to the New York Public Library and a few blocks from Grand Central Station, is home to thousands of free events and programs every year, including free movies, free Broadway, free ice skating, the annual Skate-tacular (Christmas Tree Lighting), Holiday Markets and Winter Village. A small selection of the tours and classes they offer include arts & crafts, yoga, juggling, fencing, poetry, kung fu, beekeeping and just about everything else you can think of. Enjoy our Bryant Park Guide.

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New York City Events July include July 4th Fireworks, Met Museum Roof Martini Bar, Restaurant Week, Central Park SummerStage, Lincoln Center Social Dance, NYC Summer Restaurant Week, Bryant Park Movie Nights, Yankees & Mets.


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2022 Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Movie Schedule

  • June 13 – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • June 20 – Creed II
  • June 27 – Hairspray (2007)
  • July 4 – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
  • July 11 – Wayne’s World 2
  • July 18 – Scream 2
  • July 25 – Beverly Hills Cop II
  • Aug 1 – Star Trek VIII: First Contact
  • Aug 8 – Grease 2
  • Aug 15 – The Godfather Part II


2021 Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Movie Schedule

Stay tuned for the full lineup and attendance protocol.

  • Aug 23: Clueless
  • Aug 24
  • Aug 30
  • Sept 6
  • Sept 7
  • Sept 13
  • Sept 14: MOULIN ROUGE!
  • Sept 17: The Phantom of the Opera
  • Sept 28: Mrs. Doubtfire


2019 Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Movie Schedule

June 10, 2019 – August 12, 2019

June 10: Big

June 17: Big Daddy

June 24: Fan Choice: Vote on Twitter @vulture starting June 3

July 1: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

July 8: Carrie (1976)

July 15: Bad Boys

July 22: Coming To America

July 29: Goodfellas

August 5: Anchorman

August 12: Thelma and Louise

August 20: Fan Choice: Vote on Twitter @vulture starting July 22


2018 Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Movie Schedule

June 18, 2018 – August 10, 2018

June 18: The Breakfast Club

June 25: The Philadelphia Story

July 2: A League of Their Own

July 9: Little Miss Sunshine

July 16: Fried Green Tomatoes

July 23: The Princess Bride

July 30: When Harry Met Sally…

August 6: The Wiz

August 13: Thelma and Louise

August 20: The Terminator


2017 Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Movie Schedule

Monday, June 19, 2017 – King Kong

Monday, June 26, 2017 – On the Town

Monday, July 3, 2017 – The Muppets Take Manhattan

Monday, July 10, 2017 – Sabrina

Monday, July 17, 2017 – Wall Street

Monday, July 24, 2017 – Pillow Talk

Monday, July 31, 2017 – The Hustler

Monday, Aug 7, 2017 – All That Jazz

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 – North by Northwest

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 – Dirty Dancing


2016 Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Movie Schedule

Monday, June 20, 2016 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Monday, June 27, 2016 – East of Eden

Monday, July 4, 2016 – Top Gun

Monday, July 11, 2016 – The Palm Beach Story

Monday, July 18, 2016 – The Omen

Monday, July 25, 2016 – Three Days of the Condor

Monday, August 1, 2016 – Harvey

Monday, August 8, 2016 – High Plains Drifter

Monday, August 15, 2016 – The Big Chill

Monday, August 22, 2016 – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan



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