HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

This event has already taken place. Click here for the latest events.

August 20, 2012


Bryant Park


Young elementary, Tween, Adult


Event description: The lawn opens at 5pm for blankets and picnicking and the film begins at sunset. Steven Spielberg's non-stop thriller stars Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, cinema's most resourceful archaeologist, taking on Nazis and other bad guys in a race for the Ark of the Covenant. (1981; 115 minutes; PG).

Address: Between 40th and 42nd Streets and Fifth & Sixth Avenues
Midtown, NY
Phone: 212-768-4242

About Bryant Park

Bryant Park is situated behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

Today’s version of Bryant Park–with its gravel paths, green chairs, and jaunty le carrousel–is a recent invention. Though the space has been called Bryant Park since 1842, the park has had a checkered career. By 1979, it was the site of frequent muggings and drug deals and was avoided by knowledgeable New Yorkers. An almost ten-year effort, begun in 1980, transformed the park and its reputation.


Upcoming Events at Bryant Park: