Always a warm-weather staple in NYC, the free Bryant Park Movie Nights will return once again for its 30th anniversary. It’s the third summer they’re back since COVID-19, when the series was canceled for the first time in 26 years, and it’s the park’s longest-running program.
Similar to last year, they will be back for the start of the summer in June. The screenings will take place on Monday evenings from June 12 through August 14.
“Movie Nights is one of Bryant Park’s most popular series and with the support of Paramount+, we can continue to provide free high quality outdoor movie screenings for New Yorkers and visitors for many more years to come,” said Dan Biederman, President of Bryant Park Corporation.
The lineup kicks off with Almost Famous, followed by 10 films handpicked by New York Magazine’s Vulture. The lineup is as follows;
- June 12: Almost Famous
- June 19: Dreamgirls
- June 26: Mean Girls
- July 3: School of Rock
- July 10: Roman Holiday
- July 17: Reality Bites
- July 24: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
- July 31: Swingers
- August 7: 48 Hours
- August 14: Zoolander
- August 21: Bonus | Good Burger
“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,” teased Domenic DiMeglio, EVP and CMO, Paramount Streaming.
The movies usually begin at 8 p.m. sunset on the Bryant Park Lawn, but opens for seating at 5 p.m. for picnicking. Picnickers are welcome to bring blankets and bites, but no chairs, tables, or plastic ground coverings (including sheets, tarps, bags, or pads) are permitted on the Lawn. Dogs are also not allowed, and all packages including bags, briefcases, and backpacks are subject to inspection.
Cheers to this much-needed return! You can find more information regarding Bryant Park Movie Nights on their website here.