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LOST BOYS…Tonight!

10 Jul

“One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires” — Grandpa.

Lost Boys night is finally here, and the weather promises to be glorious down at Valentino Pier.

The Lost Boys starts screening at 8:30 p.m. (or as close to that as possible, depending on sundown). But before hand, we’ll be showing a few old Popeye cartoons courtesy of Sunny’s Bar.

Come hungry. Our sponsors, Fort Defiance and Dry Dock, are offering a Lost Boys-themed dinner; plus there’s popcorn from Home/Made and key lime tarts from Steve’s Key Lime Pies.

Just remember these few rules:

1. There is no bathroom on site. The nearest one is at Fairway. Plan accordingly.

2. No drinking. Really. The cops ticket.

3. No bikes on the lawn; lock them up on the fence.

3. Dogs are welcome, if quiet/on leash. (We don’t want to ask you to leave, but if your dog barks, we will.)

4. Lawn chairs only at back of lawn – don’t block people sitting on blankets.

Other than that, have fun with vampires that don’t sparkle.

LOST BOYS are coming…7/10

5 Jul

I still believe…

That’s right, the Coreys and Keifer Sutherland will be on the big screen to kick off the Red Hook Flicks season.

Join us Tuesday, July 10, at Valentino Pier for the 1987 classic, LOST BOYS. Film rolls at 8:30 p.m., but come early to see the Popeye shorts and get dinner from our sponsors.

Fort Defiance and Dry Dock Wine + Spirits will be serving up a Lost Boys-themed dinner … in Chinese takeout cartons!

A few rules:

  1. Quiet dogs are welcome.
  2. Lawn chairs are allowed but must be kept to the back of the seating area. Please be courteous.
  3. No drinking. The cops do ticket.

Always remember: Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It’s fun to be a vampire.

Sponsor Photos Are Here!

28 Jun

Leisah Swenson and Monica Byrne sweeten up Home/Made.

Each year, Craig LaCourt shoots photographs of our sponsors so you can get to know them face-to-face. This year, he went for a heroic look and asked each person to bring something that is essential to his or her business. The results show both great portraiture and the amazing personalities of the people who stand behind Red Hook Flicks.

Above you see Leisah Swenson and Monica Byrne of Home/Made. Below is Susan Povich from the Red Hook Lobster Pound.

Check out this year’s entire series on our Sponsor page.

Red Hook’s famous lobster lady, Susan Povich.

Sunny’s Presents Popeye

12 Jun

Who is more befitting of Red Hook and our waterfront than Popeye the Sailor Man? Nobody.

Thanks to Sunny’s Bar, we’ll be showing a reel of old Popeye cartoons before each of the season’s films.

Come down, have a laugh, enjoy the food from our sponsors and experience the magic of movies on the pier.

Just don’t forget the spinach. (Or the bug spray.)

Red Hook Choice Winner… Young Frankenstein

10 Jun

And we have a winner!

With 65 votes at the fundraiser, Young Frankenstein, the 1974 Mel Brooks’ movie, wins by a landslide. Come see it at Valentino Pier on Tuesday, August 28. Brought to you by FIND Home Furnishings.

You can find the entire schedule here.

Fundraiser Tonight! Vote for “Red Hook Choice” Film

10 Jun

Tonight’s the night! Fundraiser for the 2012 season of Red Hook Flicks.

Party starts at 5 p.m. at the Red Hook Bait and Tackle. (Yes, kids can come!)

Free food from some of our sponsors:

  • Brooklyn Ice House
  • Good Fork
  • Home/Made
  • Mile End
  • Pok Pok
  • Red Hook Lobster Pound
  • Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies

 (Plus, some baked goods from lovely Red Hooker Shannon Brown.)

Don’t miss the chance to vote for the “Red Hook Choice” film — which will be screened on the last night of the season. $1/vote. Ballot-box stuffing is encouraged! Here’s what’s on the ballot:


Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Young Frankenstein

Write In: ________________

Can’t make the fundraiser but still want to contribute? Make a donation here.


2012 Season Fundraiser!

4 Jun


The Red Hook Flicks 2012 season schedule will be unveiled this Sunday (June 10)! 5 p.m. Red Hook Bait and Tackle.

Come and enjoy free food from many of our sponsors and see Michael Buscemi’s new film B61.

PLUS: You can vote on this season’s NEIGHBORHOOD CHOICE film. Last year you selected Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. What will it be this year? $1 per vote/ballot stuffing encouraged!

$10 suggested donation … but all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

See you Sunday at 5 p.m.!

*Thanks to Craig LaCourt for our cool benefit poster!

Summer Is Coming

3 Apr

Ok, a little Game of Thrones humor. But really…summer is almost here.

We are diligently working on planning the 2012 season of Red Hook Flicks. (Yes, there is a name change. Long story. Update your bookmarks.)

What we can tell you: The movies will again be shown at Valentino Pier on Tuesday evenings, beginning July 10.

Watch this space for news on our annual fundraiser and final movie selections.

Got questions? Email


13 Sep

It’s time to say goodbye to the 2011 Red Hook Summer Movies season — but we’re going out big! Tonight we’re screening PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE.

This is the “Red Hook Choice” film because you all voted for it during our fundraiser in the spring. Of all the great offerings — Starship Troopers, Back to the Future, and more — this is the one you said you wanted to see.

So bring your bike and come on down to Valentino Pier. Film starts at 8:30 p.m.

Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies is sponsoring this evening, and they’ll be on site with pie for dessert. Plus, as always, there’s Home/Made popcorn for a buck.


5 Sep

There can be only one!

Watch the immortals fight to the end — in kilts! Plus, it’s a great film for New York City spotting. And, there’s the Queen soundtrack.

(When I first moved to the city, I wanted to live on Hudson Street because the Highlander is an antiques dealer on Hudson Street. And he had a *sweet* pad. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out the trailer. You won’t be able to resist.)

Join us at 8:3o p.m. on September 6 for HIGHLANDER, brought to us by Pickett Furniture.

DUE TO THE RAIN WE WILL BE AT BAIT AND TACKLE, located on the corner of Pioneer and Van Brunt Streets.

And here’s Jeremy Pickett, our sponsor, doing his best highlander impression.