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:
Staying Alive (1983)
In this Sylvester Stallone-directed sequel to Saturday Night Fever, Tony Manero (John Travolta) puts on a headband and struts his way to the Broadway stage. Rated #1 in Entertainment Weekly’s Top 25 Worst Sequels Ever Made, this movie calls for something with extra cheese.
The Out-of-Towners (1970)
In this Neil Simon comedy, Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis play an Ohio couple hit with a streak of rotten luck on a trip to the Big Apple. Trouble starts even before they hit the city—after waiting 2 hours for a table on the train’s dining car, the pickings are slim: no ham, no chicken, just peanut butter on white bread, olives, saltines, tonic water and clam juice. Not so sure about the rest, but we’d pack the peanut butter in a jiff.
A group of escaped zoo animals become fast friends, even though hungry lion Alex can’t help eyeing his pals. Our pick: something low on the food chain like a grilled vegetable sandwich.
What would you bring?