The nation’s premier outdoor film festival brings classic films to the big screen for the 17th consecutive year. Thousands of movie fans flock to the park for picnics and an evening of film’s biggest stars in Bryant Park. The lawn opens at 5 p.m. and the films start at sunset.
This week’s presentation is “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi blockbuster stars Richard Dreyfuss as a regular guy whose strange obsessions and journey turn fantastically clear at Devil’s Tower. Co-stars Teri Garr as his frustrated wife, and Francois Truffaut, the legendary French director, as a scientist seeking communication with extraterrestrials.