Cinema Retro has received the following press release:
Central Cinema is one-day film festival celebrating Grand Central in the
Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall is transforming into a movie theater for a
day for its first “Grand Central Cinema” event, hosted in partnership
with Rooftop Films and
the Museum of the Moving Image.
Visitors can enjoy film scenes featuring Grand Central throughout the day for
free while munching on snacks purchased from Grand Central vendors like Great
Northern Food Hall, Shake Shack,
and brand-new restaurant Wok Chi. The day
will conclude with a ticketed full screening of North by Northwest including
Cary Grant’s classic Grand Central getaway scene.
Sanders, award-winning New York historian and author of Celluloid Skyline: New
York and the Movies, will deliver a talk at 12:30pm on Grand Central’s
leading role in Hollywood history.
Films screening of North by Northwest will begin at 7:30 pm, and ticket
reservation is required. The Campbell
Family Bakery, and Beer Table
To Go are among Grand Central vendors that will sell dinnertime
beverages and treats for the screening.
CENTRAL FILM MONTAGE
feature classic film scenes shot in Grand Central throughout history.
Q & A WITH THE GRAND CENTRAL FILM COORDINATOR
watch the Grand Central film montage, Meredith Conti from Metro-North Railroad
will be available in the alcove to answer questions about past, present, and
future Grand Central film projects!
GRAND CENTRAL FILM HISTORY TALK
James Sanders—co-writer with Ric Burns of the acclaimed eight-part PBS
series New York: A Documentary Film, and author of the landmark
book, Celluloid Skyline—will present a special illustrated talk on
Grand Central in the movies. Featuring dozens of rare and unusual images from
his collection, the presentation will trace the extraordinary role the Terminal
has played in American film history. Followed by Q & A.
TICKETED SCREENING OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S NORTH BY NORTHWEST
by Museum of the Moving Image Chief Curator David Schwartz, watch North by
Northwest featuring Cary Grant’s classic Grand Central getaway scene with
Grand Central as your backdrop!