Bryant Park Film Festival

West 40th Street
Outdoor movies in Bryant Park has become an NYC institution. Think drive-in for sophisticated picnickers and you’ll begin to get the idea. Veterans know the drill: Secure your gourmet deli food and top shelf wine early in the day. Arrive by 4:30PM an... more
Outdoor movies in Bryant Park has become an NYC institution. Think drive-in for sophisticated picnickers and you’ll begin to get the idea. Veterans know the drill: Secure your gourmet deli food and top shelf wine early in the day. Arrive by 4:30PM and join the 5:00PM land-rush for spots on the grass in front of the 20 feet high by 48 feet wide screen. Begin socializing and dining and, alas, expect the conversation to continue through the glory that is 35MM film. Drinking of all stripes—whether it's beer or wine from 'wichcraft or something you've brought with you—will be allowed at the festival this year! For the protection of all attendees of the Film Festival, there are changes to how movie-goers access the Lawn Area (the Lawn and surrounding gravel area). The gravel area surrounding the Lawn opens at 4:00pm. The Lawn opens at 5:00pm.* * Entry to the Lawn Area is only permitted at the 6th Avenue side of the park (near the screen). * Wheelchair access to the Lawn Area is accessible through the ramps at the eastern end of the Lawn. (Ramps are on both the 40th and 42nd Street Allées). * All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. will be inspected. * There are two entry points o... more

Outdoor movies in Bryant Park has become an NYC institution. Think drive-in for sophisticated picnickers and you’ll begin to get the idea. Veterans know the drill: Secure your gourmet deli food and top shelf wine early in the day. Arrive by 4:30PM and join the 5:00PM land-rush for spots on the grass in front of the 20 feet high by 48 feet wide screen. Begin socializing and dining and, alas, expect the conversation to continue through the glory that is 35MM film.

Drinking of all stripes—whether it's beer or wine from 'wichcraft or something you've brought with you—will be allowed at the festival this year!

For the protection of all attendees of the Film Festival, there are changes to how movie-goers access the Lawn Area (the Lawn and surrounding gravel area).

The gravel area surrounding the Lawn opens at 4:00pm. The Lawn opens at 5:00pm.*

* Entry to the Lawn Area is only permitted at the 6th Avenue side of the park (near the screen).
* Wheelchair access to the Lawn Area is accessible through the ramps at the eastern end of the Lawn. (Ramps are on both the 40th and 42nd Street Allées).
* All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. will be inspected.
* There are two entry points on either side of the Fountain (north and south side). Each side will have two entry points: one for those with packages, bags, etc. and a separate entrance for those without.
* 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 the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival.

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Info

West 40th Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 512-5700
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Editorial Rating

Admission And Tickets

Free

This Week's Hours

Films start at dusk, typically between 8pm - 9pm

The lawn opens at 5:00 pm for blankets and picnicking

Some important things to know:
Raindates are Tuesday nights

NO plastic sheets or tarps are permitted on the lawn (blankets only!)

No bicycles are permitted on the lawn or locked inside the park

Food and refreshments are available at Bryant Park concession stands

Nearby Subway

  • to 42nd Street-Bryant Park
  • to 5th Avenue

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