I recently attended a screening of Airplane! as part of the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival. I first went to the festival during a summer I worked in New York, over a decade ago, and I would have to say it is one of my absolute favourite things to do in the city. First of all, it’s free. Second, they let you bring all kinds of goodies, like booze. Third, they show classic Looney Tunes cartoons before each movie. The crowd gets involved, cheering when the stars appear, when there’s a joke, a hundred people are laughing. My friend called it a hidden gem in the city. I concur. It’s awesome.
High Sierra, one of the original heist film noirs, is on August 15 and the classic Dirty Harry is on August 22. Those are the last two viewings and then it’s a wrap till next year. Sniff. How I’ll miss it till then…
Happy Vintage Movie Viewing,