All summer long, Bryant Park is showing free vintage movies every Monday night!
Deena and I met up with a few of her friends in the city to catch On the Town, which might be the perfect movie for a tourist like me. There’s a catchy song they sing that can be helpful to remember directions around the city.
It’s so bad, it’s good. How crazy is it to think how long the modern amenities like subways and skyscrapers of a big city like New York have been around? These things don’t define contemporary life so much. Maybe technology would.
In On the Town, three young sailors (including Gene Kelly and young Frank Sinatra) spend the day on shore leave in New York City seeing the sights and meeting mysterious or clever girls. Of course there are girls. The dancing technique in this movie is just absurd, but intentionally so. A few of Deena’s friends were dancers, so it was fun to giggle with them about the dance technique, especially the ballet.
The Bryant Park Film Festival a great way to enjoy a cool summer evening in the city. Curl up on a blanket with a few snacks and friends. The park opens at 5 and the film starts at sundown, just after 8. Check out more details at Bryant Park.