Free End-of-August Film Festival Features New York City Flicks
NEW YORK - JULY 6: Onlookers view a preview scene during an outdoor screening at the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival July 6, 2004 in New York City. The festival shows classic films on a large outdoor screen Monday nights at dusk although yesterday's film was postponed until today due to rain. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Updated at 5:30 PM EST on Monday, Aug 9, 2010
New Yorkers will be able to take free cinematic excursion at the end of August, with five nights of films in Central Park from August 24-28.
Starting Tuesday, August 24th, one movie will play each night north of Sheep Meadow in Central Park, around 69th Street. The films are: "Fame," "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," "Saturday Night Fever," and the classic 1933 "King Kong" on Friday night.
Gates open to the public at 6:30 p.m. and all films will start at 8 p.m. -- and viewers are encouraged to bring a picnic!
The films are part of the 8th annual Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, presented by Bloomberg News Service.
Published at 5:26 PM EST on Aug 9, 2010