Free End-of-August Film Festival Features New York City Flicks

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    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)

    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.