Written by PresidentELLA
Join me for movie night! I love the free stuff NYC has to offer. If you're looking for a random date to take your bae on, or maybe a girls night out where you can bring your own wine, this feels like a good pick.
See you there!
Westfield World Trade Center and Tribeca brings a new outdoor screening series to downtown Manhattan—all for free—in a welcoming open-air setting that overlooks the magnificent Oculus and much of the Lower Manhattan cityscape.
“Tribeca Drive-In: Dinner and a Movie on Oculus Plaza” will be programmed by the Tribeca Film Festival’s curators and showcase ten classic and fan favorite feature films (all set in New York City). The screenings will occur outdoors on the Oculus Plaza (located at the corner of Church and Dey streets) on Friday and Saturday evenings all summer long (and run into the fall as well) on the first weekend of each month between June and October.
To make the experience even more enjoyable and a perfect way to spend warm summer evenings with family or friends, visitors attending the film series will have the option to watch the films within a limited seating, reserved access section. In this area, guests can purchase dinner provided by Lower Manhattan’s Eataly at Westfield World Trade Center—as well as beer and wine sourced from the location’s Beer Table and Pure Liquid Wine & Spirits.
West Side Story
Friday, August 4 Doors @ 5pm / Screening @ 7:30pm
(1961) Directed by: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
Cast: Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn, Richard Beymer
A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival's sister.
Saturday, August 5 Doors @ 5pm / Screening @ 7:30pm
(2016) Directed by: Paul Feig
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones
Paranormal researcher Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) and physicist Erin Gilbert are trying to prove that ghosts exist in modern society. When strange apparitions appear in Manhattan, Gilbert and Yates turn to engineer Jillian Holtzmann for help. Also joining the team is Patty Tolan, a lifelong New Yorker who knows the city inside and out. Armed with proton packs and plenty of attitude, the four women prepare for an epic battle as more than 1,000 mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Friday, September 1 Doors @ 5pm / Screening @ 7:30pm
(1961) Directed by: Blake Edwards
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Mickey Rooney, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen
Based on Truman Capote's novel, this is the story of a young woman in New York City who meets a young man when he moves into her apartment building. He is with an older woman who is very wealthy, but he wants to be a writer. She is working as an expensive escort and searching for a rich, older man to marry.
Saturday, September 2 Doors @ 5pm / Screening @ 7:30pm
(2016) Directed by: Paul Feig
Cast: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Idina Menzel, Susan Sarandon
Banished by an evil queen, Princess Giselle (Amy Adams) from a fairy-tale world lands in modern Manhattan, where music, magic and "happily ever after" are sorely lacking. She is adrift in this strange new place until a divorce lawyer (Patrick Dempsey) comes to her aid. Giselle begins to fall for her flawed benefactor, but the storybook romance gets complicated when a prince from her world comes to rescue her.
Friday, October 6 Doors @ 5pm / Screening @ 7:30pm
(1977) Directed by: Woody Allen
Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Christopher Walken, Carol Kane
Comedian Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) examines the rise and fall of his relationship with struggling nightclub singer Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). Speaking directly to the audience in front of a bare background, Singer reflects briefly on his childhood and his early adult years before settling in to tell the story of how he and Annie met, fell in love, and struggled with the obstacles of modern romance, mixing surreal fantasy sequences with small moments of emotional drama.
Saturday, October 7 Doors @ 5pm / Screening @ 7:30pm
(2002) Directed by: Sam Raimi
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, J.K. Simmons, James Franco, Willem Dafoe
"Spider-Man" centers on student Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) who, after being bitten by a genetically-altered spider, gains superhuman strength and the spider-like ability to cling to any surface. He vows to use his abilities to fight crime, coming to understand the words of his beloved Uncle Ben: "With great power comes great responsibility."