New York – YOTEL New York is pleased to announce a partnership with Rooftop Film Club, the U.K.’s leading outdoor cinema experience, to bring an inspired film series to New York City this summer. Beginning on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, the series will run through September, featuring expertly curated classic, cult and current films screened under the stars four nights a week on YOTEL New York’s expansive terrace, the largest outdoor hotel space in the city.
Boasting state-of-the-art equipment, high-quality wireless headphones and comfortable seats, the Rooftop Film Club series at YOTEL New York invites film-lovers to take in their favorite movies, with delicious snacks and refreshing drinks, in a truly urban outdoor environment in Midtown Manhattan.
“With the most iconic skylines in the world, New York City has always been an aspiration for us as a business,” comments Gerry Cottle Jnr, Co-founder of Rooftop Film Club. “We’ve spent years trying to find the ideal spot for our stateside debut, and as soon as we saw the terrace at YOTEL New York, we knew we’d found our new home.”
The partnership marks the U.S. launch for Rooftop Film Club, which has become a staple of the London scene since its inception in 2011. In celebration, the opening four-day series will be screened in both New York and London in tandem, featuring sci-fi comedy (and questionable fashion) of 80’s cult classic Ghostbusters, Woody Allen’s unforgettable Manhattan, the uber timeless Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and an alternative look at Broadway with 2015 Oscar-winner, Birdman. Throughout the rest of the summer, local New Yorkers and YOTEL guests can enjoy an array of movies such as The Goonies, Usual Suspects and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, as well as Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman during “Chick Flick Tuesdays.”
“We are thrilled to be working with Rooftop Film Club on their first stateside program,” explains Jenn Williams, Marketing & PR Manager, YOTEL New York. “They have perfected the outdoor film experience in London, and we can’t wait to deliver it to our guests and New Yorkers.”
Tickets for the Rooftop Film Club series at YOTEL New York will cost $15 per person for general admission. Drinks and snacks will be available before, during and after the screening but for those that would like to secure a great value, a $25 ticket may be purchased and includes a choice of sangria or beer, plus a taco. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning May 1, 2015.
Rooftop Film Club screenings will take place four nights each week, Sunday through Wednesday from June 2, 2015 until September 30, 2015. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and movies will begin at 8:30 p.m.
Rooftop Film Club at YOTEL New York is located at 570 10th Avenue between 41st Street and 42nd Street. For full film listings, tickets and further information please visit www.nyc.rooftopfilmclub.com. For more information about YOTEL New York please visit www.yotel.com.