Photo by Kati Solomon/Bryant Park Corporation

Last night Bryant Park kicked off its summer movie series, transmitting this aerial shot of a massive crowd (you can't even see any blades of grass—check the close-up). These events usually get crowded, but this is like Black Eyed Peas canceled Central Park concert crowded! Which is sort of nice, actually... that just as many people want to see One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. There is hope yet!

Director Milos Forman was also on hand to introduce the movie last night, which may have added to the draw. Yesterday Bryant Park noted that, "It doesn't always fill up quite this fast," adding the earlier you can show up for the screenings, the better.

With this kind of crowd, it probably doesn't even matter if drinking is legal—but we're checking on the park's status with the State Liquor Authority, and will update when we hear back. In the meantime, prepare to fill up your Sigg bottle with some Rosé for next week's screening of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps.