In honor of this month’s theme of Escapes, it’s time to think outside the movie theater, beyond the living room sofa, and get out onto the grass! (For inspiration, here's Kurt Russell busting out of an abandoned movie house in Escape From New York.) Beginning tonight and all the way through Saturday, the Central Park Conservancy will show a different movie each night (details here). It’s a mixed bag, but the common thread is each movie features a scene in Central Park.
But what about the food? Bloomberg’s providing free popcorn, but with gates opening at 6:00 and “curtain” time at 8:00, you might find yourself getting a little hungry. We want to hear your favorite movie picnic suggestions, but to get the ball rolling, here’s a little something in the spirit of each film: