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Rainy Days: What to Do?
CPS Events at The Plaza
by Ali Papalia

As we hit the “April Showers” just before the “May Flowers”, we will certainly face some rainy days ahead. What to do? What to do? Well, curl up, grab some popcorn and immerse yourselves in the glorious history of the Plaza, at the movies! Did you know that since the late 1960s, the Plaza has been featured in over 25 full length feature films? Imagine, the Hotel is an actor in and of itself, she has shaped film just by standing proudly.

The Plaza’s debut in films was in 1959’s North by Northwest, a thriller by the king of thrillers, Alfred Hitchcock, and starring the talented Cary Grant. Today people still remember their favorites when they walk through the halls. If you’re a child of the 90s, perhaps you fondly recall on Kevin’s shenanigans with Donald Trump in Home Alone 2. Funny Girl, which began famously with a two word sentence by the fabulous Barbara Streisand, “Hello, Gorgeous,” was shot in part in the marbled edifice. And more recently, The Scent of a Woman featured Charlie and Frank dining in the Oak Room.

So far we have 4 movies, 8 hours of film to soak up your day. But we have only just begun! Check out the list:

Barefoot in the Park (1967)

Plaza Suite (1971)

The Way We Were (1973)

Love at First Bite (1979)

Arthur (1981)

They All Laughed (1981)

Cotton Club (1984)

Brewster’s Millions (1985)

Crocodile Dundee (1985)

Crocodile Dundee II (1986)

Big Business (1988)

King of New York (1990)

Scent of a Woman (1991)

Flodders in America (1992)

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

It Could Happen to You (1994)

The Associate (1996)

Almost Famous (2000)

Eloise (1956) (2003)

Hollywood Ending (2002)

Eloise at Christmas Time (2003)

Bride Wars (2008)

The Great Gatsby (2013)

American Hustle (2014)

At CPS Events, we are proud to be keeping the tradition alive. The Ballroom, Terrace Room and Oak Room are all still very much sought after in the film world. We have hosted countless TV and film shoots in the past few years. The ease and flexibility of the rooms is a dream for production teams. The location on Central Park and 5th Avenue are perfect to set up shop here, but also capture other remarkable NYC icons.

No excuses on what you can do on your next sick or rainy day! You’ll be entertained for hours, and hopefully get a whole new look into the walls of the Plaza. To make it even better, get a suite at the Hotel and watch from the inside. Although, try not to rack up a $967.43 room service bill like Kevin!

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