You better hope you don’t see these guys in Williamsburg
October is here. Holy crap October is here where did the year go? It’s a perfect time to be asking that mortality-considering question, seeing as Halloween happens in October, and as we all know on Halloween, people die. Or at least we take more joy in the idea of people dying. How else to explain Videology’s crazy, ambitious and crazy again plan to run free all-day horror movie marathons in just about every genre you could think of, every day this month? (more…)
Good place to see the Hulk do his Hulk thing. via NYC EDC
Into all the summer movies but wish you could go jump in the ocean after watching one? Well, that’s a mighty specific request, but lucky for you, with Coney Island’s Flicks on the Beach, you can do just that. What’s playing this year? The Avengers for one, and after that, what really matters? (more…)
Great place to go back to the future. via Facebook
You guys tired of all the free outdoor movies happening this summer? We know, it’s like, “Hey man, let us PAY for our entertainment, you’re making it too easy.” Well, bad news for those of you intent on paying: Habana Outpost‘s typically excellent Sunday summer movie schedule just landed on our inbox, and guess what? It’s a bunch of free excellent movies. (more…)
An often overrated part about going to the movies that you know what you’re going to see. We don’t mean in the “formulaic Hollywood garbage” sense, we mean that the sign on the movie theater informs you of what you’re watching. The Independent Filmmaker Project, Filmmaker Magazine and reRun agree with that sentiment, which is why they’ve teamed up for the “Secret Film Club,” a new series of independent movie screenings where you don’t know in advance what they are. (more…)
Now next month can be known as Matthew McConau-May. Also, tacos
Everyone knows that Brooklyn is for summer. Arguably, there’s nothing better than watching a movie outdoors while consuming alcoholic beverages as the cool Williamsburg breeze blows through your hair. There are a million and one places to do this in Brooklyn, but do you ever feel like it could be…gayer? Well, that’s because it can. And to remedy this, La Gringa Taqueria (800 Grand Street, Williamsburg) will be launching an LGBT-focused Thursday night film series starting on May 2nd. (more…)
Sure, you’ve still got your space heater plugged in and haven’t retired that ratty winter coat yet, but really, summer is coming, we swear! (Maybe. Hopefully. PLEASE GOD PLEASE). And even if the weather’s being coy, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s getting ready for outdoor movie season: they’ve released the schedule for Syfy’s free Movies With a View series, and it looks awesome. Like, Ferris Bueller-awesome. Because one of the films is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Seriously, if you’re not psyched, you’re not human. (more…)
The Simpsons and beer go together like, well, Duffman and “Oh yeah!” But aside from Simpsons Trivia at Berry Park, your only option for enjoying the two together was hanging out on your couch. But now Nitehawk has come to the rescue of stir crazy Simpsons fans by starting their Monday night Simpsons Club, featuring episodes playing in the cafe. And it’s all for FREE. (more…)
Videology is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to free screenings in Brooklyn
It’s an inescapable fact that free things to do are just a little harder to find in the colder than the warmer months. We inevitably end up having to plump for more paid events, relying hopefully on the prospect of impending gainful employment and the spoils of nuisance lawsuits because heaven forbid we can be at peace with staying in.
One of the most enjoyable ways to entertain yourself with minimal cash is to catch a great movie with your friends but at a time of year when sitting on a blanket will get you nothing but a frozen tucchus and prime candidacy for a kidney infection what are the feasible options? Well come in from the cold, dear compatriots, pull up a stool while cradling a drink and something tasty and feast your eyes on the following options: (more…)
Just because summer’s almost over doesn’t mean the free movies have to end too. This Saturday, The Well brings back the bike-in movie concept for an outdoor viewing of Shut Up and Play the Hits: The Very Loud Ending of LCD Soundsystem. For those arriving on two wheels, the evening will start with a bicycle valet; there will also be a bbq (with vegetarian options) to enhance your viewing pleasure, in addition to The Well’s supply of more than 300 beers, a “wall of liquor,” and even 20 kinds of champagne, if you’re feeling fancy after having your bike valeted. The evening promises a fun time for both fans of LCD Soundsystem, and those who just want to check out a new bar with an outdoor space and a bbq. Full details of the night can be found here.
Wall-E on the pier last year. Photo by Brendan McCarthy.
Are you sitting there frothing at the mouth yet in anticipation of full-on summer, straining against your cubicle walls with the thoughts of skipping work early on Fridays to hit the beach, itching to rip off your boring khakis and wear nothing but jorts jorts jorts for the next three months? Let us throw some more ants into your pants: the Red Hook Flicks free summer movie series released its schedule last night, which starts July 10 on the Valentino Pier. Not only is the series a great reason to check out the oft-overlooked nabe, the theme is “Scary Monsters and Super Freaks,” which includes movies ranging from Alien (way better than Prometheus, fyi) to Young Frankenstein (widely known as one of the best movies ever made). The full list below: (more…)