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Central Park Film Festival Features Iconic New York Films This Summer

August 2, 2010 - Every summer, the Central Park Conservancy presents an outdoor cinema series. This year’s selection of films features a New York theme and are a great way to enjoy a summer evening in the park.

Tuesday, August 24: Fame, a musical from the 1980s that follows talented students through their studies at a Performing Arts High School in New York City.

Wednesday, August 25: The Taking of the Pelham 1 2 3, a remake of the classic 1970s flick about a criminal (John Travolta) who hijacks a New York City subway train. Dispatcher Walter Graber (Denzel Washington) tries to gain control of the situation in this intense crime thriller.

Thursday, August 26: Saturday Night Fever, a disco classic that follows Tony Manero (John Travolta), a Brooklyn youth who is king of the 1970s dance floor.

Friday, August 27: King Kong, a cult classic featuring a giant gorilla that abducts a beautiful blond actress.

Saturday, August 28: Viewers' Choice! Movie lovers can cast a vote for either Serendipity, a romantic comedy about a couple (John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale) who find each other again years after the night they first met and fell in love in New York City, or Manhattan, a Woody Allen classic about a writer (Allen) who has a troubled romantic life but finds love with his best friend's mistress (Diane Keaton).

Rain or shine, all screenings are free and start at 8pm; gates open at 6:30pm at the Mineral Springs, just north of the Sheep Meadow, mid-park at 69th Street.

For more information, visit http://www.centralpark.com/pages/activities/movies.html.

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