Tribeca Film Festival Boasts 450,000 Attendees
Finally complete, the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival announced total and segmented attendance numbers on Monday, with a topline stat of 450,000 filmgoers and participants taking part in the festivities.
The festival ran from the April 17 opener, which featured the documentary Mistaken for Strangers, to April 28's closing night that centered on a screening of the remastered version of festival co-founder Robert De Niro's 1983 film King of Comedy. In total, the lower Manhattan-based celebration saw 117,000 people attend 400 screenings of 80 feature films and 60 shorts; many more attended special events that included "Drive-In" screenings of three films and interactive "Storyscape" events.
Most significantly, the festival's final Saturday hosted the annual Family Street Fair and ESPN Sports Day, which brought in a staggering 325,000 visitors.
In 2012, the entire festival hosted 380,000 attendees.