Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Kicks Off HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Celebrates 24th Year

 

That time of year is quickly approaching when summer evenings are equipped with picnic blankets and baskets of treats while screening under the stars. Bryant Park offers one of the best areas in New York City for outdoor screenings with films running Monday evenings at sunset. This year, celebrating it’s 24th year, the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival will kick off the free outdoor happening on June 20 with the 1986 classic, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. And with the popularity of Ferris Fest held in Chicago this past May, this opening night film will surely bring a crowd to 42nd and 6th Avenue as it celebrates it 30th Anniversary. Additional films celebrating a milestone this year include Top Gun, (30th Anniversary), and The Omen, (40th Anniversary). The films are projected onto a screen 20 feet high by 40 feet wide. The lawn will open Monday evenings beginning at 5pm, with nearby snacks, meals and refreshments accessible at Bryant Park Grill and Café, Southwest Porch, and kiosks operated by COFFEED, Wafels & Dinges, Breads Bakery and . So grab a blanket, invite some friends and check out Bryant Park’s summer lineup:

 

June 20FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF

June 27EAST OF EDEN

July 4-TOP GUN

July 11- THE PALM BEACH STORY

July 18- THE OMEN

July 25- THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR

Aug 1- HARVEY

Aug 8- HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER

Aug 15-THE BIG CHILL

Aug 22-STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN

 

Photo: Paramount Pictures/Bryant Park