Central Park Conservancy Film Festival Celebrates 'Scenes From Our City'

New York City has been the setting and inspiration for countless classic movies; in many cases, the city has been as central to the film as its lead actors. So what better place to celebrate the world's most iconic filmmaking location than its most iconic park?

The 2014 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival will screen movies celebrating filmmaking in New York City. A complete list of films to be screened is below:

Monday, Aug. 18: Big 1988 (PG)
Tuesday, Aug. 19: The Royal Tenenbaums 2001(R)
Wednesday, Aug. 20: The Way We Were 1973(PG)
Thursday, Aug. 21: Coming to America 1988(R)
Friday, Aug. 22: Rear Window 1954 (PG)

Films are shown in the landscape north of Sheep Meadow, beside the cafe (mid-Park at 69th Street). Enter the Park at 72nd Street.

All screenings are FREE and begin at 8:00 pm, rain or shine, with gates open to the public at 6:30 pm. A DJ will perform from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. All movies will be closed captioned. Bring a picnic! Visit centralparknyc.org/filmfestival for more information.
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