Always a warm-weather staple in NYC, the free sunset movies will return once again — just in time for the Park’s 30th anniversary celebration. It’s the second summer they’re back since COVID-19, when the series was canceled for the first time in 26 years.
Unlike last year, however, when they premiered in August, they will be back for the start of the summer in June. This year’s showing will feature 10 films over the course of the season, chosen in collaboration with NY Mag’s Vulture. The movie nights are sponsored by Paramount+.
The screenings will take place on Monday evenings from Monday, June 13 through August 15, and the lineup has just been released!
Save the dates on your calendar here:
- Monday, June 13: Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
- Monday, June 20: Creed II
- Monday, June 27: Hairspray
- Monday, July 4: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
- Monday, July 11: Wayne’s World 2
- Monday, July 18: Scream 2
- Monday, July 25: Beverly Hills Cop 2
- Monday, August 1: Star Trek VIII: First Contact
- Monday, August 8: Grease 2
- Monday, August 15: The Godfather Part II
And new to this year are some artisan food and drink options curated by the iconic Hester Street Fair. Every Monday there will be a pop-up market on the Park’s Fountain Terrace, featuring local vendors from around the five boroughs!
The movies begin at 8 p.m. sunset on the Bryant Park Lawn, but it opens for seating at 5 p.m. for picknicking. 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.
All events are free to the public and though COVID-19 vaccinations and masks are not currently required, the Park will “continue to monitor and follow updated New York City and New York State COVID-19 guidelines throughout the summer as necessary.”
Cheers to this much-needed return! You can find more information on their website here.