Get those picnic blankets ready for the annual Bryant Park FREE outdoor movies series, on ten Monday evenings beginning tomorrow, June 20th. This year features two 30th anniversary showings, of the 1986 blockbusters Top Gun and Ferris Bueller’s Day off.
In fact, the classic John Hughes film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is this year’s premiere screening on Monday, June 20, with a different classic each Monday night through August.
Of course, you could watch these Hollywood classics on TCM, the Turner Classic Movies channel. But it’s more fun to watch with a couple of thousand of your closest friends.
Remember that Night at the Museums is Tuesday, with FREE entry to more than a dozen downtown museums, including the 9/11 Museum.
June 20 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) – Toss-up whether the star is Malcolm Broderick or the stolen Ferrari
June 27 – East of Eden (1955) – Starring James Dean and it doesn’t matter who else.
July 4 – Top Gun (1986) – The need to speed, with Tom Cruise, great aerial shots, and that great music score.
July 11 – The Palm Beach Story (1942) – Classic Hollywood screwball comedy at its best, directed by Preston Sturges
July 18 – The Omen (1976) – Scary stuff.
July 25 – Three Days of the Condor (1975) – Robert Redford, the CIA, and murderous secrets
August 1 – Harvey (1950) – Starring James Stewart, and his lovable, invisible six-foot rabbit friend, before the days of Prozac.
August 8 – High Plains Drifter (1973) – Make my day. Or was that another Clint Eastwood movie.
August 15 – The Big Chill (1983) -Friends on the big screen that may have begat Friends on TV
August 22 – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) – Scotty, beam me up
Check out the NYC on the Cheap summer calendar for more free and cheap events.