Bryant Park kicked off its Film Festival last night with a screening of Ghostbusters, and thousands of people lined up to attend. The video below, taken from the 40th floor of a skyscraper, shows the crowd dashing to claim their picnic spots as soon as the lawn opened at 5pm (some had already been waiting hours). Within 30 seconds, there's no longer any lawn to be seen. If you want to get in on the fun, check out our full list of outdoor movie screenings!
And here's the madness from ground level:
Some people really got into the action, dressing up as Ghostbusters themselves:
Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters! Bryant Park went all out for its first scheduled outdoor movie for its yearly HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival with free green slime colored popcorn, bottled water, a photo booth area and an expanded section for hot food vendors and of course, costumed ghostbusters! #ghostbusters #slimer #hbobryantparkfilmfestival #outdoormovie #outdoorfilm #filmfestival #bryantpark #nyc #newyorkcity
Watching movies in the park is always a treat, but you better get there early!