one of the great new york summer traditions started in bryant park 17 years ago, and it was and is a great treat to see movies at that beautiful little garden set in the middle of midtown. now that there are outdoor movies all over the city — central park film festival (starting next week), river flicks on the hudson, brooklyn bridge park’s movies with a view and rooftop films in bushwick and gowanus. — there are plenty of ways to enjoy watching movies out side but bryant park is still a draw for me.
this coming monday, sadly, is the last night of bryant park’s festival. the feature is close encounters of the third kind. such a great summer movie. and that tune. for ideas as to where to get some food nearby and even a few things to do right see my mini guide below. hbo bryant park summer film festival, close encounters of the third kind, monday, august 17th. lawn opens at 5 p.m., flim begins at sunset (sometime between 8 and 9 p.m.), 6th avenue between 40th and 42nd streets, manhattan, new york.