Update on Tomorrow’s Menu and Special Short Film Screening!

26 Aug

ImageMore exciting news about tomorrow’s screening of DON’T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER’S DEAD! Red Hook Flicks has partnered with African Film Festival, Inc. to show a short film called “Bongo Barbershop” before tomorrow’s main event. Here’s a brief description:

An East African MC, Balozi Dola, wanders into a Bronx barbershop on his pilgrimage to find “the real hip hop.” Stumbling upon the pioneers of the New York hip hop scene, including Grandmaster Flash’s original partner DJ Easy Mike, Balozi enters the scene rhyming with Grandmaster Caz. “Bongo” is the Swahili expression for “Brain” used in local hip hop slang.

African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) is dedicated to advancing an enhanced understanding of African culture through the moving image. It offers diverse platforms for the wide distribution of African media through its flagship annual film festival and complementary year-round programming. AFF is committed to increasing visibility and recognition for African media artists by introducing African film and culture to a broad range of audiences in the United States and abroad, bypassing economic, class and racial barriers.

We’re psyched to be closing out our season by teaming up with this awesome organization to show this film. Our sponsors, Home/Made and Pickett Furniture, are bringing us a delicious menu of foccacia with figs from Jeremy Pickett’s own backyard, and Home/Made is bringing back their popcorn for those of you who have been missing it this year. We’ll also have Paletas, Mexican ice pops, from neighbor La Newyorkina, and Walter Youngblood will be on hand with his popsicles again, so there’ll be no shortage of delicious treats on our final night! The weather report is looking good, so we’ll see you at the pier!

DON’T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER’S DEAD, coming August 27!

24 Aug

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Hard to believe it, but the final movie of this year’s Red Hook Flicks is nearly upon us! Come out to the pier one last time for DON’T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER’S DEAD, voted the Audience Choice film at our fundraiser, back in June a million years ago. DON’T TELL MOM, a cult classic starring Christina Applegate in her prime, is sponsored by Pickett Furniture and Home/Made. In addition to whatever deliciousness Home/Made is serving for dinner, Steve’s Key Lime will be open late selling tarts, pies and swingles.

The film starts at 8:30. If there’s any chance of rain, check back here for updates on any possible location change. In the meantime, let’s all keep our fingers crossed for good weather…

CADDYSHACK . . . Coming 8/20!

18 Aug

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Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Bill Murray and one extremely recalcitrant gopher go at in the greatest golf comedy of all time! (Sorry HAPPY GILMORE.)

CADDYSHACK is brought to you by Movers Not Shakers! and the Red Hook Lobster Pound. Big Red–the nation’s #1 food truck–will be on hand selling their famous lobster rolls ($16), lobster BLTs ($10), Berkshire pork and bacon hot dogs ($4.50), milkshakes ($5), and root beer floats ($5). Steve’s Key Lime will as usual be open across the parking lot selling their fabulous tarts and swingles.

And this week, we have something extra–a little healthy competition, thanks to our sponsors!

DRESS UP for a chance to win PRIZES!!!

BEST GOLF PANTS wins you a $50 gift certificate to Red Hook Lobster Pound!

BEST GOLF HAT gets you a $100 off a move from Movers, Not Shakers!

Plus there’ll be a putting green with a chance to win more prizes.

The games begin at 6:30, movie rolls at 8:30. See you at the pier!

RAIN %$@?! . . . and also, hey, we’ve got BBQ!

13 Aug

UPDATE: RAIN? We’re not afraid of your stinking rain! We are a go at the pier for tonight! The sun is out and things are drying up and we can’t stand the thought of not sitting outside and watching the sun set. Worried about the damp? C’mon, you’re a New Yorker! A Brooklynite!! A Red Hooker!!! Besides, a groundcloth or garbage bag under your blanket does wonders and we’ve got BBQ to keep you warm.

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Really!? Another rain out? It’s possible . . . The weather is looking a little iffy to say the least, so what happens if it rains? Why we move the whole thing to Red Hook Bait and Tackle. Check back here for further details. We’ll make the official call by 6:00 PM tonight.

But rain or shine, one thing is for certain: aside from some frozen-tundra terror courtesy of John Carpenter’s THE THING, we will have some dynamite BBQ for dinner thanks to our friend and sponsor Hometown BBQ. The good boys of Hometown will be on hand serving smoked jalapeno and cheddar sausage with spicy whisky sour pickles and potato salad! Delicious.

THE THING . . . coming 8/13!

10 Aug

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I don’t know what the hell’s in there, but it’s weird and pissed off, whatever it is.

Fire up your flamethrowers and grab your dynamite because this tuesday Red Hook Flicks brings you THE THING–John Carpenter’s 1982 boy-meets-dog, dog-turns-out-to-be-a-blood-thirsty-shape-shifting-alien classic!

THE THING is brought to you by The O’Connell Organization and Hometown BBQ. For those of you who have been anxiously awaiting Hometown’s grand opening–us included!–you can sample some of their excellent smoked meaty goodness that night! King Leche Cremes will also be on hand serving their hand-crafted goat’s milk ice cream and Steve’s Key Lime will, as always, be open across the parking lot serving their tarts and swingles.  A girl could put on some serious pounds during a film series as deliciously fortified as this…

Film rolls at 8:30, (or as soon as it’s dark enough) and check back here if there’s any question of rain.

Otherwise, see you at the pier!

AKEELAH AND THE BEE . . . coming 8/6!

1 Aug

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Tuesday’s Menu is Here!!!

Brooklyn Ice House will be on hand selling dinner this tuesday and you can choose between mac ‘n’ cheese or their delicious pulled pork sandwiches with cole slaw–each just $5!

Also on deck that night will be King Leche Cremes selling their amazing home-made goat’s milk icecream. The evening’s flavors include: Island Vanilla, Chocolate, and–for expectant mothers and non expectant others–Sweet Dill Pickle! ($4 each)

And, if your sweet tooth is hankering for something tart and creamy, Steve’s Key Lime  is open in their new space (follow the picnic tables, just behind the movie screen), selling thier tarts and swingles.

Really, who eats better than us?

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Like Rocky for the middle-school nerd set, AKEELAH AND THE BEE stars Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett in the story of a young girl from South Central L. A. who  makes her way to the National Spelling Bee finals despite the disapproval of both her mother and her peers.

AKEELAH is brought to you by Sunny’s Bar and Brooklyn Ice House, who will be on site serving up some of their amazing BBQ.  Steve’s Key Lime will be open across the parking lot at the end of Van Dyke Street (just behind the screen) serving their tarts and swingles, and our concession stand will have water and soft drinks.

Things kick off at 8:30, or as soon as it’s dark enough, starting with a classic Popeye. And a gentle reminder: if you bring lawn chairs, please be kind and set up at the back or towards the sides so you don’t block others’ views.

See you at the pier!

STRICTLY BALLROOM . . . coming 7/30!

26 Jul

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This Tuesday on the Pier, Baz Luhrmann’s first and possibly best film: STRICTLY BALLROOM!

The inaugural installment of his “Red Curtain Trilogy,” which went on to include ROMEO + JULIET and MOULIN ROUGE, STRICTLY BALLROOM is his lavish and laugh-out-loud funny send-up of Australian competitive dance culture. It’s like SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER by way of Christopher Guest. And you owe it to yourself to see this, if only to cleanse from your mind the mess that was GATSBY and remind yourself what an amazing filmmaker Luhrmann can be.

Our sponsors for the evening are Waterfront Kitchens and Mark’s Pizza, who will be on site serving fresh pizza by the slice. Steve’s Key Lime will be open across the way serving tarts and swingles, and our concession stand will have water, San Pellegrino, and more.

Film rolls at 8:30, or as soon as it’s dark enough, and a classic Popeye cartoon kicks things off.

Now, “Show me your Paso Doble!”

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