There's no end to the variety of things you can do in Central Park during the summer, and the Central Park Conservancy Film Festival is back to make sure that cinephiles don't have to miss out on the fun. Once the sun sets and all the rollerbladers have disappeared to wherever rollerbladers go after dark, this annual August screening series—part of a broader campaign to reverse the decline of Manhattan's largest playground—transforms the park into the city's most inclusive film fest.
This year's slate is all about celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Central Park Conservancy, and so all five of the movies on the docket are beloved classics from the magical time known as 1980. Check out the full lineup:
Tuesday, Aug 25: Fame
Wednesday, Aug 26: The Blues Brothers
Thursday, Aug 27: Airplane!
Friday, Aug 28: Raging Bull
Saturday, Aug 29: Superman II
All screenings are open captioned and completely free. Click here to RSVP.
The fest will take place on the landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive (Terrace Drive). The gates will open at 6:30pm and the movies will begin at 8pm, rain or shine. Click over to the Conservancy's site for more information.