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HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

HBO's free classic movies in Bryant Park on Monday summer nights are a nice idea to begin with—since you have to get there early to reserve a place, they're like a giant picnic for city residents of every description. And even if it's a little weird to see people cheering the HBO logo animation, the organizers score major points for reviving the great lost tradition of the cartoon before the feature. They're even thematically appropriate: before Pillow Talk this summer we got Pepe Le Pew, and Duck Soup was preceded, brilliantly, by Duck Amuck.


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