Ok kiddies, this ones for you! This tuesday at Valentino Pier, Red Hook Flicks is presenting HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA. Where do the world’s monsters go for some R&R and a much-needed break from humankind? Hotel Transylvania of course–Dracula’s lavish, five-star, monsters-only resort! But when a young man wanders in looking for a room and accidentally falls in love with Dracula’s daughter, chaos ensues.
Featuring the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Molly Shannon, Steve Buscemi and David Spade, among others, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA is presented to you by FORT DEFIANCE and DRY DOCK WINE + SPIRITS! The good folks at Fort D will be on hand serving a delicious dinner of vermicelli with mung bean sprouts, savoy cabbage, carrot, mint, cilantro and Fort Defiance’s signature noodle sauce. And Steve’s Key Lime will of course be open across the parking lot on Van Dyke Street serving their delicious pies, tarts, and swingles. And beverages will be available from our friends at Heba Deli. See you at the pier!
Well, the weather out there is truly frightening–at least to those of us who have to take those coastal flood warnings seriously–so we’re officially moving operations to our rain location: Atelier Roquette. Show starts at 8:30, but arrive early so you can grab some terrific eats from Home/Made, including citrus ricotta on grilled filone and marinated goat cheese on pizza bianca. And if you’ve been missing the addictive garlic butter popcorn they used to serve during movie nights at the pier, then rejoice because they’ll have that back on deck for tonight! And then there’s the extr- special door prize for having to move the whole thing indoors: BOOZE! Beer and wine will be available. Doors open at 7 PM.
The weather report is looking a little dire for later: thunderstorms and a flash flood warning through the evening. Thankfully our friends at Home/Made have made their lovely catering space, Atelier Roquette, available to us for rainouts, so either way the show will go on. Check back this afternoon for the official call, which we’ll make by 6. And don’t forget, regardless of the weather, dinner will still be served: citrus ricotta on grilled filone, marinated goat cheese on pizza bianca, peach lemonade, garlic butter popcorn, and home/made focaccia!
We’re super excited about tomorrow night’s screening of HUSTLE & FLOW and our fingers are crossed that mother nature will throw us a bone and get all this rain out of her system early. In the meantime, we figured we’d review some pertinent particulars in case you were wondering:
- Quiet dogs are welcome.
- Lawn chairs are allowed but must be kept to the back of the seating area. Please be courteous.
- No drinking. The cops do ticket. (Seriously.)
- This last one’s not really a rule per se, just something to make note of since we get asked about it on a regular basis: there are no bathrooms so plan accordingly. ; (
Let’s just get this out of the way right now: It’s hard out there for a pimp–and this tuesday at Valentino Pier, you’ll find out why. Terrence Howard received an Academy-Award nomination for his performance as Djay, a Memphis hustler and pimp chasing his dream of being an emcee in Craig Brewer’s HUSTLE & FLOW. Produced by John Singleton, and also starring Ludacris and Isaac Hayes, the film’s ubiquitous ear worm of a track “It’s Hard Out Here For a Pimp” nabbed an Oscar for Three 6 Mafia, making them the first hip hop group to win an Academy Award for Best Song.
HUSTLE & FLOW is brought to you by Sunny’s Bar and Home/Made, who will be on hand serving a menu of citrus ricotta on grilled filone, marinated goat cheese on pizza bianca, peach lemonade, garlic butter popcorn, and Home/Made focaccia. And as always, Steve’s Key Lime will be open across the parking lot and serving their delicious pies and swingles. The forecast is once again looking unstable, so check here on the day of for updates. We’ll make the call on whether we’ll move to our rain location by 6 P.M. Otherwise, see you at the pier!
Email us if you were at the park tonight and lost your keys in the mad scramble to beat the storm because we have them: email@example.com.
RAIN UPDATE: It’s looking a little iffy for later in the evening but since DAZED AND CONFUSED is only 90 minutes and we know how much you all love to be outside, we’re going to roll the dice and stick with it at the pier. That said, we are going to start PROMPTLY at 8:30. So be there early and bring some rain gear!
Long before the McConaissance that brought us MAGIC MIKE, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, the spectacular weirdness of TRUE DETECTIVE and one previously inconceivable Oscar win, Matthew McConaughey was just a young Texan with aspirations of stardom and a penchant for pot and naked bongo playing. This Tuesday we kick off the 2014 summer movie series with the film that gave McConaughey his first big break: Richard Linklater’s 1993 cult-classic DAZED AND CONFUSED! Come watch The Shirtless One wax philosophic about high school girls and why you gotta just keep on livin’ alongside Milla Jovovich, Parker Posey, Ben Affleck, and an uncredited Renee Zellweger–and catch a preview of Richard Linklater’s upcoming film BOYHOOD at the same time!
DAZED AND CONFUSED is brought to you by Red Hook Bait and Tackle and The Good Fork, who will be on hand with two delicious choices for dinner: vermicelli with Early Girl Farm vegetables, white soy ponzu, and shredded chicken ($7) or the highly-stoner-approved mac cheese with bacon and cheetos ($5)! Steve’s Key Lime will be open across the way selling their delicious tarts and swingles and our friends from Scout’s Honor Ice Cream are making the trip down from Vermont to bring us their amazing, hand-crafted ice-cream sandwiches and ice pops.