So we’ve got the Brooklyn Bridge Park dance parties, CitiBike registration and even a chance to blow a bunch of money on a summer pass to Glasslands. So what other signs of summer are out there aside from those and the very, very slowly rising mercury? How about summer movies? No, not Iron Man 3 and The Hangover: We Will Never End This Shit. We were talking about the free ones that you can watch in a park on a blanket. And wouldn’t you know it, The L Magazine’s SummerScreen website has come to life with a schedule.
So what’s on tap in McCarren Park this year? If the website is to be believed (and why shouldn’t it be?), starting at sunset on July 10 and running every Wednesday until August 14, you’ll be able to sit on the asphalt and watch:
July 10: Can’t Hardly Wait,
July 17: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure,
July 24: The Craft,
July 31: The Goonies,
August 7: Speed
August 14: Foolishly given over to an audience choice
Food trucks and musical entertainment will also be on hand for every screening, with it all kicking off at 6pm for each show. We will go out on a limb here and predict that Can’t Hardly Wait has not aged well, at all. At least not like all of us have in our years since high school. Seriously, who’s doing better right now: Jennifer Love-Hewitt and Blink-182, or you? Yeah, thought so. On the other hand, the rest of that lineup looks awesome, especially if you’ve never seen Dennis Hopper fight Keanu Reeves on the top of a moving train. Spoiler alert: it does not end well for former Frank Booth.