Upicnic | Central Park Film Festival

Central Park Film Festival

BY AYE OSTERTAG
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8/7/2018

Each year in August, Central Park hosts the Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, in recognition of the Conservancy’s ongoing commitment to the public. 

The festival takes place in Central Park from August 14th through August 17th north of Sheep Meadow.

This year’s line up includes some NYC movie classics like: Hair and The Muppets take Manhattan, as well as Crooklyn by Brooklyn’s prodigy son Spike Lee, and Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove.
 

Movies:

August 14, 2018

Hair – 1979

August 15, 2018

Crooklyn – 1994

August 16, 2018

Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb – 1964

August 17, 2018

The Muppets Take Manhattan – 1984


Times.
Gates open at 6.30pm. There’s a pre-show programming and music by DJ Spin Diesel before the movie. All movies start at dusk.

 

Price.
All movies are free. No RSVP, and no tickets required. All movies are open captioned. Event might get cancelled in case of rain.

 

Location.
In Central Park, the festival will be held on the landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive. You can enter the Park at 72nd Street at Central Park West or Fifth Avenue.

 

What to Bring.
Blanket and snacks. Remember Upicnic can save you a spot with a blanket, and have food and drinks ready by the time you get there! Just sit and enjoy the movie.

 

What NOT to Bring.
Glass bottles, video cameras, tape recorders, chairs and alcoholic beverages. All bags may be searched.

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