WHAT: Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy the magic of the movies under the stars at the 19th annual Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, a beloved summer tradition. Sponsored by EY, the 2019 Film Festival features a sci-fi classic, a beloved romantic comedy, and an acclaimed superhero movie. Films are free of charge; no tickets are required.
WHEN: Gates open at 6:30 pm; films begin at dusk. (Event is subject to cancellation due to weather.)
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985, PG)–A high-schooler is accidentally transported back in time to the 1950s, where he inadvertently interferes
with his future parents’ budding romance. Now, the boy must figure out how to set things right, or risk changing the future. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, this sci-fi classic stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
MOONSTRUCK (1987, PG)–A Brooklyn widow, engaged to a mama’s boy, falls in love with her fiancé’s brother. Directed by Norman Jewison, this romantic comedy stars Cher, Danny Aiello, and Nicolas Cage.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
BLACK PANTHER (2018, PG-13)–A superhero known as Black Panther defends Wakanda, a technologically advanced country in Africa that has hidden itself away from the rest of the world. Now, he must face a dissident who wants to sell the country’s natural resources to fund an uprising. Directed and co-written by Ryan Coogler, this acclaimed sci-fi stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong’o.
WHERE: Screenings take place at the landscape in Central Park between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive, which is accessible from the east and west sides of the Park at 72nd Street. For a map, visit CENTRALPARKNYC.ORG/FILMFESTIVAL .
SOCIAL: @CENTRALPARKNYC | #CENTRALPARKFILMFESTIVAL
ABOUT THE CENTRAL PARK CONSERVANCY
The Central Park Conservancy is a private, not-for-profit organization
that manages Central Park and is responsible for raising the Park’s
annual operating budget. The Conservancy’s staff of more than 300 is
responsible for all aspects of the Park’s stewardship, from day-to-day
maintenance and operations to continued restoration and rebuilding
projects. Additionally, the Conservancy operates the Park’s visitor
centers, provides public programs, and serves as a resource for other
NYC parks and for public-private partnerships around the world. For more
information, please visit CENTRALPARKNYC.ORG. Follow the Central Park
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