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

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Photo: Central Park Conservancy

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).

You can view the official event page here. All screenings begin at 8:00 pm, rain or shine, and all movies will be closed captioned.

Gates open to the public at 6:30 pm with DJs spinning until the movie starts.

The screenings take place between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Transverse (Terrace Drive) — click here for a map. You can enter the park 67th, 69th, or 72nd Street.

Picnickers are welcome and free popcorn will be provided courtesy of Bloomberg.

NOTE: Alcoholic beverages and glass bottles are not allowed. Also not allowed are chairs, video cameras, tape recorders and flash photography. All bags are subject to search.

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