by Cressida Greening
August 23rd, 2011

All Summer long we’ve been lying under the stars, eating popcorn and watching great movies, and it’s all been absolutely free; it’s been pretty great and it’s all been thanks to the EPIX Movie Free-For-All! However, these carefree days are drawing in and there are only a few more screenings left before we have to start going to actual movie theaters again (booo!). But if you thought the program would slow down in the last few days; how wrong you were. This Thursday EPIX is screening the ultimate, the original mafia movie, Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather”, this is going to be epic for sure.

Move over, Tony Soprano: it turns out there was a time in American history before mob bosses had psychiatrists and houses in the suburbs and amusing dreams about strippers. The epic tale of the Corleone family took the world by storm in 1972, as the visceral family ties between Marlon Brando and Al Pacino threatened to leap right off the screen. Director Francis Ford Coppola takes seemingly simple themes – right and wrong, the American Dream, proper disposal of a horse head – and transforms them into a sweeping saga for the ages. Fun fact: Brando famously refused to accept his Academy Award for Best Actor, instead sending a woman dressed in Native American garb to the ceremony in his place.

In a recent poll, it was discovered that The Godfather is the film which everyone lies about having seen, well if that’s you then now is your chance; come on, it’s free, you really have no excuse.

The schedule…

The Godfather
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2011
Venue: TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK, 7th Street between A and B, Manhattan
7:45 PM Live music
8:30 PM The Godfather begins
No admission charge.


All summer long, the EPIX Movie Free-For-All is hosting FREE movie screenings in four NYC parks! Sit under the stars and watch movies in The East Village, Long Island City, Williamsburg and Coney Island. And not just the movies are free. EPIX is giving away prizes and swag at each event and also on FacebookTwitterFoursquare, and Online! Go to and sign-up for the EPIX Movie Free-For-All newsletter to find out how to enter to win a ton of really cool stuff.

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