Fosun to Host Summer Movie Nights on 28 Liberty Plaza
Lower Manhattan has a new destination for movie enthusiasts as Fosun hosts The 28 Liberty Summer Film Series on 28 Liberty Plaza. Outdoor movies will be shown free on the plaza every Thursday night starting on July 27, 2017, at 8pm through the end of August.
The year’s series, sponsored by Fosun and Downtown Alliance, will feature a different Tom Hanks movie every Thursday evening, kicking off with the classic, Forrest Gump. Films will be projected on a screen 15 feet high by 20 feet wide in 28 Liberty’s pristine 1.5 acre plaza, which features signature sculpture by Jean Dubuffet and a Sunken Garden by Isamu Noguchi. Free popcorn will be provided to attendees, and food will be available for purchase from a selection of vendors.
“Fosun is pleased to welcome back the 28 Liberty Summer Film Series. Fosun is committed to using the plaza for a variety of community events,” said Mr. Bo Wei, chief executive representative of Fosun Group in the U.S. and Vice President of Fosun Property Holdings. “The movie night series joins River to River, Sing For Hope Pianos and Dine Around Downtown in which the plaza now serves as the center of Lower Manhattan."
"Whether you're flying solo or out with family or friends, this is the perfect opportunity to spend your evening in Lower Manhattan," said Downtown Alliance President Jessica Lappin "We encourage everyone to grab a bite to eat or try at new cocktail at one of our 500+ eateries, and then settle in with a bucket of popcorn on this iconic plaza to binge on Hanx."
2017 28 LIBERTY SUMMER FILM SERIES SCHEDULE:
July 27: Forrest Gump
August 3: Splash
August 10: Catch Me if You Can
August 17: Toy Story
August 24: Cast Away
August 31: Sully
Building owner Fosun has made a long-term commitment to 28 Liberty and to the surrounding community. Since acquiring the building, Fosun has initiated a renovation program, including the lobby, elevators, and critical infrastructure. Fosun, in collaboration with the Downtown Alliance, has initiated free Wifi service for the convenience of visitors to the building’s plaza.
Fosun utilizes the plaza for a variety of community and cultural events throughout the year. For example, Fosun’s 28 Liberty hosted Sing for Hope Pianos, a yearly initiative that gathers local artists to creatively paint pianos that are placed in public spaces for public use for ten days before being donated to New York City Public schools.
The 28 Liberty plaza also accommodated the Dine Around Downtown food festival, and the annual arts festival, River To River, which has become a cornerstone of Lower Manhattan culture, providing an intense and rewarding way to experience the waterfronts, parks, plazas, hotels, historic landmarks, temporarily vacant office spaces, and other sites downtown. MoMath also recently conducted a public event on the plaza.