Coming 8/27…RED DAWN

26 Aug

It happens every year. The final movie of the season arrives, and we can’t believe how quickly the summer has gone. So please, join us tomorrow as we go out in a blaze of 1980s anti-Soviet glory with the original RED DAWN.

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Tomorrow night’s sponsors are Red Hook Lobster Pound and longtime Red Hook Flicks supporter Movers Not Shakers. Lobster Pound won’t be serving food in the park so please feel free to bring your own picnic to enjoy while watching one more sunset––and movie––down by the pier this summer.

BOYZ N THE HOOD . . . coming 8/20!

18 Aug

In honor of the late, great John Singleton, who left us all-too-early this year, we’re screening his first and arguably greatest film this Tuesday: BOYZ N THE HOOD. Starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Angela Bassett, Ice Cube, and Laurence Fishburne, the film depicts the lives of three young men growing up in South Central L.A. Loosely based on events in Singleton’s own life and people he knew, the film revolutionized black cinema at the time and launched the careers of its stars. Singleton, just twenty-four at the time, received an Oscar nomination for Best Director, making him both the first African-American and the youngest person ever to be nominated for the award.

BOYZ N THE HOOD is brought to you by the O’Connell Organization. And while there won’t be dinner served at the pier this Tuesday, we do encourage everyone to check out Red Hook’s latest restaurant, Hoek Pizza, located just across from Valentino Park on Ferris Street. They’re open until 11 P.M. and serve their Roman-style brick oven pizza to go. And as always, Steve’s will stay open late so you can partake of their famous key lime pies and swingles.

See you at the pier!

THE DARK CRYSTAL is a go at the Pier!

13 Aug

The weather gods have shined on us. While it may have been looking pretty grey and stormy all day, the radar is showing clear skies ahead for Red Hook this evening and we’re going to keep things out doors, just the way we like them. THE DARK CRYSTAL starts at 8:30 this evening, and to warm things up we’ll be opening with a special short film from our screening partner ART21 about the artist Alex Da Corte. See you at the Pier!

THE DARK CRYSTAL . . . coming 8/13!

11 Aug

In just a few weeks Netflix will release it’s DARK CRYSTAL prequel AGE OF RESISTANCE and whether you’re a fan of Jim Henson’s groundbreaking original film, or curious what all the brouhaha is about, Tuesday night’s screening is for you. Directed by Henson and Frank Oz, THE DARK CRYSTAL was a decided departure from typical muppet’s fare. The pioneering fantasy follows Jen, the last of the Gelfling race, as he tries to reunite the warring tribes on his world by restoring the missing piece of a powerful gem that once provided balance to the universe.

THE DARK CRYSTAL is brought to us this week by Fulla Shirts and Mark’s Pizza, who will be on hand serving up slices of their classic New York pies. And as always Steve’s Key Lime will be open late to dish out his signature tarts and swingles. So come on down and we’ll see you at the pier!

REAL GENIUS . . . coming 8/6!

4 Aug

This summer we’re doubling down on one of the eighties singular stars–Val Kilmer. Before he was Iceman in TOP GUN, he played the wise-cracking Chris Knight in Martha Coolidge’s campus comedy REAL GENIUS. Loosely inspired by actual events at Cal Tech, the film follows a group of university students who realize the “extra credit” project they’ve been working on has a more sinister purpose than they ever suspected. With career-defining performances from Kilmer and costar William Atherton as the ethically-challenged Dr. Hathaway, REAL GENIUS is an eighties comedy classic.

This week’s film is brought to us by Wet Whistle Wines and Dolce Brooklyn. Come early and enjoy live blues and roots music from the Brooklyn Corn Dodgers while snacking on some fantastic gelato and sorbetto from Dolce. Flavors include: Cookies and Cream, Espresso, Strawberry Basil, and Apricot ($5).

The Terminator, coming 7/30!

28 Jul

Join us on the pier this Tuesday for yet another eighties classic––the original Terminator. Before Arnold Schwarzenegger’s relentless stalking machine was reprogrammed to be one of the good guys, he was out to murder Linda Hamilton’s iconic Sarah Connor, who was an unsuspecting waitress before she was the iconic warrior woman of our time.

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This week’s movie is sponsored by two longtime supporters of the series, Waterfront Kitchens and The Good Fork. The latter will be serving up some deliciousness for us in the park on Tuesday night, so come down in time to get your dinner on. On the menu are Hasta la Vista Baby Back Ribs with Japchae Noodles ($12), and a vegetarian options sans ribs ($8). And as always, Steve’s Key Lime Pie will be staying open late for all your tasty dessert needs. The movie starts at sunset. So far the weather forecast for Tuesday is looking good, so come on down and we’ll see you at the pier!

 

HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS moving to Rocky’s!

23 Jul

It’s official: we’re moving tonight’s screening to Rocky Sullivan’s. With the ground already damp and the threat of more rain on the horizon, it only makes sense. But we’ve still got a great night in store for you: Nora Brown will be bringing her fierce banjo skills to the evening starting at 7:45 and Brooklyn Ice House will be serving up a dinner of pulled pork sliders, hot dogs, mac cheese, and more. See you at Rocky’s!