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Author: Ross D. Levi

Ross D. Levi is the Executive Director & VP, NYS Division of Tourism / Empire State Development. He also did marketing in the film industry for studios including Universal, Miramax and 20th Century Fox, and is a published author and lecturer on cinema.

Oscar night is upon us on March 4 -- and that's the closest thing we have to a national holiday for film. So it’s a perfect time to look at all the attractions and locations there are for movie lovers to visit all across New York State.

Anybody can do dinner and a movie--but how about impressing that special someone with an out-of-the-ordinary date? Planning a special romantic outing--whether it's an evening or a weekend--is a sure way to make you a hero, and New York State provides a breathtaking array of activities that will help you break the ice on a new romance, or warm up a lifelong partnership.