2. Real-life successful theater human Nessa Norich will be at Launchpad Monday and Tuesday to dole out advice on making it in the theater world. A tip you’ll only get here? Always be armed (Monday and Tuesday)
Holy moly, there sure are a lot of outdoor movies this summer. So many that you might have trouble keeping track of whether you’re supposed to be going to Coney Island or Red Hook, before realizing you should really be Fort Greene. So to help you keep track of it all, we’ve put everything from SummerScreen to Red Hook Flicks into a handy list so you’re never confused again. About where the movies are playing, we don’t know why you keep getting dumped either. (more…)
Get your summer fridge humping in, thanks to Canal Bar
If you’ve seen the many lists of outdoor summer movies we’ve been sharing in the past few weeks, you’d have noticed something: a dangerous lack of Wet Hot American Summer. Fortunately, with the list they’ve just released for their own backyard movie series, Gowanus’ own Canal Bar (270 3rd Avenue) has remedied that situation, and plans to show many, many more movies. (more…)
No need to do anything rash, there are enough movies for everyone
You can never have enough free summer movies. Well, maybe if we schedule two series in the same exact location and same exact time, like some kind of wacky sitcom, then yes, you can. But otherwise, no. And while it was looking for a second there like East River Park would have no free movies to speak of this summer, The Brooklyn Paper says that Neighbors Allied for Good Growth has done the neighborly thing and stepped in with some summer movies. (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…)
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…)
A preview of that summer fun yet to come. Via L Magazine.
Oh sweet sweet summer time, this week has got us all hopped up in a nitfit for your sticky, muggy, garbage-smelling embrace. First we got the list of free movies playing Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer; now today we get the schedule for the L Magazine’s Summer Screen in McCarren Park. It starts July 11 with Cruel Intentions (which is hilariously dated if you watch it, but still great!) and hits up a bunch of 80s movies for the rest of the season. See the full schedule below! (And in case you’re wondering the Prospect Park Celebrate Brooklyn concert schedule is due out May 9, so stay tuned!) (more…)
Venkman in action at last year's movies in the park. Photo by Tim.
Shake off the last of those chilly winter doldrums, boot up your Google calendar and set phasers to “summer,” kids, because here’s your first batch things to look forward to. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy today released its list of the eight films that will be featured in its Movies With a View program at picturesque Brooklyn Bridge Park: the list includes family favorites (ET, Clueless) and personal favorites (Wet Hot American Summer). If you’ve never been before, you shouldn’t have a hard time figuring out why this is one of our favorite events of the year: the chance to picnic in the park under the summer sun and see a free movie framed by the skyline of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. High five, America! See the full schedule below. (more…)
Don't be a loner/rebel. Bike over to free Red Hook movies with a friend this summer!
Have you loaded up your summer calendar with all these rad happenings listed on our free summer events page yet? There’s already loads of free music and movies, but here’s another big one to keep an eye on: the Red Hook Summer Film Series last night released its schedule of free outdoor movies, which start July 12 and include such family popcorn favorites as The Karate Kid (Macchio version, of course), The Iron Giant, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and … Highlander. Popcorn is available for $1 a bag and other local food vendors will be at the waterfront site. See the full schedule and details below. (more…)