Annual Central Park Film Festival Starts Tonight (Thursday, 8/22); Five Nights Of Free Outdoor Movies

The rain is gone and the sky is getting sunny just in time… Tonight (Thursday, 8/22) marks the start of the the 11th annual Central Park Conservancy Film Festival. There will be free screenings in the park, under the stars, for the next five nights (through Monday, 8/26).

THROUGH 5/23: Burt Lancaster Film Retrospective At Upper West Side Film Society Of Lincoln Center

If you’re a film buff, you might be interested in the Burt Lancaster retrospective now running at the UWS Film Society Of Lincoln Center. The series — Man of Steel: Burt Lancaster at 100 — runs through Thursday, 5/23 and features some great classics.

SAVE THE DATE — April 11 to 16: The UWS Celebrates Israel @65

Since we’re in the midst of Passover, it seems like a good time to mention the upcoming celebration of Israel’s 65th anniversary. A variety of Upper West Side organizations are coming together to organize The UWS Celebrates Israel @65, a six day event that features a slew of free events open to the public from [...]

FRIDAY 3/29: Midnight Screening Of “The Shining”

“Heeere’s Johnny!” If you’re looking for a little late-night entertainment on Friday (3/29), the Film Society of Lincoln Center is screening Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 classic The Shining as part of their “Midnight Movies” series.

INCONCEIVABLE! “The Princess Bride” Showing At Upper West Side FilmLinc This Weekend

In honor of Valentine’s Day, what better time to talk about to blathe… err — true love. The Princess Bride is showing at the Film Society of Lincoln Center this weekend.

UWS Photo Of The Day: Alamo Drafthouse, Est. 2014

It’s been almost 10 months since news first broke that Alamo Drafthouse would be opening on the Upper West Side at the old Metro Theater space (2626 Broadway, between 99th & 100th). At the time, the post became the most “Liked” to ever appear on MyUpperWest (since eclipsed by this & this). Nearly six months [...]

Free & Cheap Upper West Side Events: 12/23/12

REMINDER: The 2012 New York Cares Coat Drive is running until December 31st — you can find a full list of UWS drop-off locations here. Free and cheap events in the neighborhood on Sunday, December 23rd…

Tom Cruise In Person At Upper West Side FilmLinc; Tickets On Sale Monday 12/10 At Noon

Film Society Of Lincoln Center is featuring a retrospective of Tom Cruise’s work from 12/17 – 12/20. To kick things off, Mr. Cruise is appearing in-person on Monday, December 17, for a discussion of his career and an advance screening of his latest film, Jack Reacher. Tickets for An Evening With Tom Cruise go on [...]

UWS Alamo Drafthouse Update: Liquor License Approved, But Opening Delayed Until 2014

UPDATE 1/30/13: Alamo Drafthouse Signage Goes Up At Metro Theater Posted last week that a liquor license application had been filed for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema slated to move into the long-vacant Metro Theater space at 2626 Broadway (between 99th & 100th). The Community Board 7 Business & Consumer Issues Committee met last night to [...]

UWS Video Of The Day: “Princess Bride” Cast At Tuesday’s NYFF 25th Anniversary Reunion/Screening

Posted on Monday that the cast of The Princess Bride was reuniting on the UWS for a 25th Anniversary screening at the 50th New York Film Festival. AP had a camera crew at last night’s event and caught up with the cast on the red carpet at Lincoln Center. There are some great Princess Bride [...]