Enjoy a Night at the Movies...in Central Park!August 23, 2010 - by City Guide News Desk
New York City's iconic skyline, buildings and neighborhoods take center stage at The Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, which brings free movies to the heart of Manhattan for five nights, Aug. 24th through the 28th, 2010. Presented by Bloomberg, the eighth annual festival will be held for the first time in the landscape north of Sheep Meadow, behind Mineral Springs (mid-Park at 69th St.). Enter the Park at 72nd St. from the East or West.
The schedule is: Tuesday, August 24 - Fame (1980); Wednesday, August 25 - The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009); Thursday, August 26th - Saturday Night Fever (1977); Friday, August 27th - King Kong (1933); Saturday, August 28th - Viewers' Choice: Manhattan (1979)
Movies will be closed captioned. All screenings begin at 8pm, rain or shine. Gates open to the public at 6:30pm. A guest DJ will perform between 6:30pm and 8pm. Make an evening of it and bring a picnic dinner from Le Pain Quotidien at Mineral Springs! Read more about the festival and the movies at www.centralparknyc.org/filmfestival.