Classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.
The lawn opens at 5:00 pm for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8pm and 9pm).
June 19: King Kong.
Leading off is the greatest beauty and the beast movie of them all. This is the original 1933 version starring Fay Wray, and may be your only chance to watch it outdoors on the big screen, within view of the Empire State Building, which the great ape famously climbs in the climactic scene. King Kong was also on the schedule in the Festival’s inaugural year back in 1993.
June 26: On the Town.
The Bronx is up and the Battery’s down as Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly play sailors enjoying a 24-hour leave in New York City. Last screened in 2002.
July 3: The Muppets Take Manhattan.
Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang take their show to Broadway. With cameos by Art Carney, Linda Lavin, Joan Rivers, and the unstoppable Liza Minnelli.
July 10: Sabrina.
Audrey Hepburn thinks she loves playboy William Holden, but comes to her senses and winds up with his workaholic brother, Humphrey Bogart. First screened in 1995.
July 17: Wall Street.
Michael Douglas stars as cut-throat corporate raider Gordon Gekko, who tries to demonstrate to protégé Bud, played by Charlie Sheen, that “greed is good.”
July 24: Pillow Talk.
The best of the Rock Hudson-Doris Day comedies. She’s an interior decorator, he’s a Broadway composer. They share a party line and sparks ensue. First screened in 2000.
July 31: The Hustler.
Paul Newman is ‘Fast Eddie’ Felson and Jackie Gleason is Minnesota Fats in this gritty peek into the world of big-time pool hustling.
August 7: All That Jazz.
Bob Fosse’s phantasmagorical, semi-autobiographical musical-drama stars Roy Scheider as a director who recounts his life from the hospital bed after a heart attack.
August 14: North by Northwest.
Cary Grant plays an ad exec mistaken by Russian spies as a U.S. intelligence agent in Hitchcock’s thoroughly entertaining thriller. First screened in 1994.
August 21: Dirty Dancing.
The action moves north to the Catskills as rich girl Frances “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) falls for a Catskills resort’s dance instructor (Patrick Swayze).