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Grand Central Terminal will host its first-ever film festival

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The one-day event will highlight classic films with scenes that took place in Grand Central

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For one day, Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall will be transformed into a movie theater to host its first ever one-day film festival. The inaugural “Grand Central Cinema” event, as it’s been named, is being presented by Rooftop Films along with the Museum of the Moving Image where visitors can kick back and enjoy films scenes where Grand Central Terminal makes an appearance.

Beginning as early as 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, visitors can enjoy flicks from classic films as well as a full feature presentation of the 1959 thriller North by Northwest. There will also be a film history talk and a Q&A session with a Metro-North Railroad official who will discussion the past, present, and future of filming projects within Grand Central. And since no movie screening is complete without snacks, you can purchase food and drinks from vendors like Shake Shack and the Northern Food Hall.

Unsurprisingly, RSVP tickets for the screening of North by Northwest have already filled up but you can still join the waitlist. Seating is first-come, first-serve but an RSVP gives you a bit of a leg up. Nevertheless, if folks who registered aren’t there by 6:30 p.m., those on the waitlist get dibs on unfilled seats.

For more information about the “Grand Central Cinema” festival, click here.

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