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There are destined to be 10 titles in this summer’s free Bryant Park Movie Nights lineup — but some of those revealed so far have a distinctly Broadway feel.
And there’s double delight for movie fans this year. Due to popular demand, Bryant Park Movie Nights will run on Monday and, for the first time, Tuesday evenings, from August 23 through September 28 on the Bryant Park lawn. All films begin at sunset, with the lawn open at 5pm for picnicking.
There’s an airing for three films that currently have productions returning to Broadway this fall. Moulin Rouge!, starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman, will screen on Tuesday, September 14; The Phantom of the Opera, the film version of the longest-running show in Broadway history, starring Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum and Patrick Wilson, will screen on Monday, September 27; and Mrs Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams and Sally Field, will screen on Tuesday, September 28. These events will include special surprise guest appearances and be part of a first-of-its-kind Bryant Park Broadway to Film series.
The full Bryant Park Movie Nights lineup will be announced at a later date, but we do know that fan favorite, Clueless, starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy and Paul Rudd, will kick off the fun on August 23. The title was chosen by New York Magazine subscribers.
“We are thrilled to welcome back the beloved Bryant Park Movie Nights with a renewed appreciation for community. There really is nothing like watching a film on a big screen under the stars with thousands of new friends,” said Dan Biederman, President of Bryant Park Corporation.
For the most current COVID guidelines, program updates, and additional venue information and restrictions, visit bryantpark.org.