Movies on the Block: Gangs of New York

Event Details

The city’s only outdoor movie theatre is back for another season! Join us every Thursday from June 4th to September 24th at Grant’s Block for night of watching great movies under the stars in the heart of Providence.

Gangs of New York (2002)

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis

Having seen his father killed in a major gang fight in New York, young Amsterdam Vallon is spirited away for his own safety. Some years later, he returns to the scene of his father’s death, the notorious Five Points district in New York. It’s 1863 and lower Manhattan is run by gangs, the most powerful of which is the Natives, headed by Bill “The Butcher” Cutting. He believes that America should belong to native-born Americans and opposes the waves of immigrants, mostly Irish, entering the city. It’s also the time of the Civil War and forced conscription leads to the worst riots in US history. Amid the violence and corruption, young Vallon tries to establish himself in the area and also seek revenge over his father’s death.

Movies start at dusk (8:00-ish). Come early and stake out a place for your blanket in the park. Rain date will be Friday.

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