Ten films will be screened this summer outdoors in Bryant Park, including the screen adaptation of the 1975 Broadway musical The Wiz on August 6.
The film stars Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, as well as Lena Horne as Glinda the Good Witch and Richard Pryor as The Wiz. Sidney Lumet directed the 1978 movie, which featured a screenplay by Joel Schumacher.
The complete lineup for Bryant Park Movie Nights follows:
June 18: The Breakfast Club
June 25: The Philadelphia Story
July 2: A League of Their Own
July 9: Little Miss Sunshine
July 16: Fried Green Tomatoes
July 23: The Princess Bride
July 30: When Harry Met Sally…
August 6: The Wiz
August 13: Thelma and Louise
August 20: The Terminator
The lawn opens at 5 PM, and the screenings begin at sunset. Attendees are invited to bring a blanket and enjoy the film with friends and food.
Bryant Park is situated behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
For more information visit BryantPark.org.