bryant park movie nights

Bryant Park Movie Nights Are Back, and We Made the Selections

Friends gather at a Bryant Park Movie Night for a showing of Dirty Dancing in 2017. Photo: Angelito Jusay/B) Angelito Jusay Photography

As New York City embarks on its gradual return to normal, it’s time to revive one of our most treasured traditions of the before-times — gathering in a park to watch a movie outside on a warm summer night. And wow, would you look at that: Vulture is pleased to announce that the team behind Bryant Park Movie Nights has once again asked us to curate its 2021 series of free outdoor films, which runs for five weeks beginning in late August. It’s the best thing to happen to late summer since Taylor Swift’s “August.”

From romance to Muppets to classic New York stories, our lineup has it all — and we’re closing out the season with a first-of-its-kind Broadway-to-film series. We’ll be screening a trio of movies that have productions returning to the stage this fall: MOULIN ROUGE!, The Phantom of the Opera, and Mrs. Doubtfire.

Mark your calendars! The full lineup is as follows:

Monday, August 23: Clueless 
Tuesday, August 24: Hustlers
Monday, August 30: The Muppets Take Manhattan
Tuesday, August 31: Inside Man
Monday, September 6: Uncut Gems
Tuesday, September 7: Love & Basketball
Monday, September 13: Moonstruck
Tuesday, September 14: MOULIN ROUGE!
Monday, September 27: The Phantom of the Opera
Tuesday, September 28: Mrs. Doubtfire

All films begin at sunset, with the lawn open at 5pm for picnicking.

Bryant Park Movie Nights Are Back