Last night was the final installment of the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival, and despite the drizzling weather, cinephiles dutifully flocked to the lawn with picnic baskets, wine glasses and umbrellas in hand to catch the Hitchcock classic Psycho under the city lights. And while the turnout was nothing like last week’s showing of Casablanca, when a 12×12-inch patch of grass space was more coveted than a rent-controlled SoHo walk-up, spirits were high as the rain held off and the eerie drama unfolded.
The Bryant Park series may be over, but you still have the chance to catch a couple of other free outdoor screenings around town. Here’s a run-down for your drive-in deprived viewing pleasure:
Wednesday, August 22: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,
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Wednesday, August 22: Superman Returns, RiverFlicks, Pier 54 (
Thursday, August 23: West Side Story, Movies with a View, the lawn of the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park section of Brooklyn Bridge Park, sundown.
Friday, August 24: 4th Annual Showing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, RiverFlicks for Kids, Pier 46 (
Thursday, August 30: The Princess Bride, Movies with a View
the lawn of the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park section of Brooklyn Bridge Park, sundown.
Photo by Jill Colvin