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Go Behind the Scenes at HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Bryant Park Blog series pays attention to details.

For true fans of the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America, the Bryant Park Blog has introduced Behind the Scenes. Posted every Sunday through the summer, these tidbits offer an intimate peek into America’s greatest free outdoor film series. 

These blogposts cover topics ranging from how we turn off the lights atop the MetLife Building to allow for better viewing, to how we conduct a test screening on the Sunday before each event. Those of you needing to plan your picnic strategy on film nights will want to check out our entry about Hester Street Fair, and last week’s post can answer your questions about how the “HBO Dance” came about. 

Visit the Bryant Park Blog each Sunday at 7:00pm, or our Facebook page the next day, for further fascinating facts about the “mother of all outdoor film festivals.”  

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