Bryant Park ushers in free film event

June 13, 2013 by  

As of next week, the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival will be returning for the summer of 2013, continuing right through to mid-August.

There will be a free movie being played in Bryant Park every Monday evening throughout its spell. The gravel area outside of the viewing lawn will open at 4:00 pm for those who want to arrive early and get good seats, and the lawn itself will open at 5:00 pm.

This summer, the series kicks off with ‘Tootsie’, the comedy classic starring Dustin Hoffman who plays a New York actor who cannot find any work until he pretends to be a woman and lands a successful role on a soap opera. The movie has been ranked by the AFI as the second funniest film ever made, only being beat out by the Marilyn Monroe classic ‘Some Like It Hot’.

Organizers for this event might turn to printing companies to help spread the word about it. Though it is a well-known tradition, some locals might not know about the summer festival or might not realize that it has started again. Flyers and other promotional materials would be a good way to remind them. These materials could be distributed throughout the boroughs in places like Williamsburg or Long Island City to draw in even more attendees from outside of Manhattan.

The programme for 2013 gets underway on Monday, June 17, and will run until August 19. Guests are asked not to bring with them any animals, seating, tables, alcohol, or anything that may cause a distraction while films are in progress.