Bryant Park Movie Nights returns on August 23, 2021! Ten movies will be screened this summer on Monday and Tuesday evenings through September 28. 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!

Every Monday night throughout the summer, Bryant Park shows free movies (in prior years, this year it is Monday and Tues Nights)
August 23- September 28, 2021
Lawn opens at 5pm
Enter at 42nd and 6th Ave
Movies start at dusk (8-9pm)

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

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.

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Bryant Park Hotels

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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Cheap Budget Hotels Midtown East

Midtown East is one of the best value spots in Manhattan since there are so many hotels from which to choose! Staying near Midtown East puts you in walking distance to St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, the UN, Grand Central Station, great NYC Shopping and much more. The hotels are mostly big skyscrapers, commercial brands and offer amenities targeted towards both business and tourist travelers.

Cheap Budget Hotels Midtown East

  • Pod 39 Hotel - marketed as "hip and thrifty," with multiple room types from private to shared (photo)
  • Seton Hotel - Look for the Seton Economy Option, (SEO), designed for travelers on a budget
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Finding cheap hotels in Midtown West NYC is less difficult than you may think, as this is one of the best value spots in Manhattan. You'll be right near the Empire State Building, Garment District, Times Square, Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen, all while possibly paying less than $100 per night for a clean and fairly spacious room. So, if you have reasonable expectations and can't wait to stay in the very center of Manhattan, these are the best value deals in Midtown West NYC.

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Luxury Hotels in Midtown NYC

Any luxury hotel in Midtown NYC provides you with our top of the line accommodations while placing you in the heart of all the action. From decadent dining to killer skyline views to the world's best spas, these luxury hotels put you in the premier location in the heart of the best city in the world.

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Many NYC visitors love staying in Midtown, putting them within a mile of Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, Grand Central, Empire State Building, Broadway, Times Square and tons of restaurants and shopping. One could easily spend 2-3 days in Midtown alone and only see a fraction of all there is to offer. Some of our top spacious and family-friendly Midtown Suite Hotels include:

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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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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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