The Central Park Film Festival

Central Park Film FestivalCentral Park presents an outdoor cinema series every summer. Most of these films usually feature a New York theme and they are a great way to enjoy a summer evening in the park.  Sixteen years ago, the Central Park  Film Festival screened its first movie, Annie Hall, to an audience of 200. The Festival has grown since 2003: last year, 3,000 people turned out to watch El Cantante.

This year, the Central Park  Film Festival will feature cult classic films. Presented by Bloomberg since its inception, the festival will take place in late August. All screenings begin at 8:00 pm, rain or shine, and gates open to the public at 6:30 pm. Films will be shown in the landscape north of Sheep Meadow, beside Le Pain Quotidien (mid-Park at 69th Street). Enter the Park at 72nd Street. The festival is free of charge and all movies will be closed captioned. Bring a picnic!  We will announce as soon as this years movies are chosen.

Things To Do

From The Philharmonic on the Great Lawn to Shakespeare in the Park to SummerStage, Central Park offers an endless array of things to do, see, hear – and, with two full service restaurants and several cafes, taste.  You can visit The Shakespeare Garden, take in a performance at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, take a ride on the Carousel – or just sit and people watch at Bethesda Terrace!

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