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Tuesday, July 25th ZOOTOPIA! Our first kids film of the summer.

22 Jul

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Come join us this coming Tuesday, July 25th for Zootopia. This 2016, 3D computer animated, mystery, comedy adventure uses the allegory of big city life, and all of its challenges, under the guise of playful and endearing animal characters. The two main heroes are a spunky and intelligent rabbit police officer–the first of her species–  and a cunning sly red fox/ lovable con artist. Together, the duo must solve the mystery involving the disappearance of several “residents” in the area.

We are proud to screen this film for kids both large and small. As always it comes courtesy of the generous support of our awesome local sponsors, Foxy & Winston, Wine Dogs, and Brooklyn Ice House.

Brooklyn Ice House will be serving delicious pulled pork sandwiches with cole slaw for $5, and mac & cheese for $4. Yum. We hope to see you.

RAIN?@#$%?!

10 Jul

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Well . . . when you’re an outdoor film series, it happens. Sometimes even on opening night. But never fear, Atelier Roquette has once again offered us their gorgeous event space as our rain-out location! And that means means that on top of dinner from Fort Defiance and ice cream and gelato from KingLeche and Dolce Brooklyn, there will be wine and beer for sale. So while we’re definitely keeping our fingers crossed for clear skies, it’s not a bad trade off. Tune in to this space tomorrow, and we’ll make the rain call by 6 PM.

Our 2017 Schedule is Live!

8 Jun

You wouldn’t know it from the cloudy, soggy weather of late, but we’re just under two weeks out from the official start of Summer. Of course down in Red Hook, summer doesn’t really feel like it’s hit full swing until you’re lounging under the setting sun at Valentino Pier, eating some amazing local food, and watching one of our favorite movies–which is why we’re excited to announce that our  Summer 2017 Red Hook Flicks schedule is now live and can be viewed here! We’ve got another season of great movies planned for you and all thanks to our local sponsors, without whom none of this would happen. So, three cheers for them and see you at the pier!

Summer is Coming!

14 May

The official start of summer is a little over a month away. And here at Red Hook Flicks, that means one thing: Movies on the Pier are almost here! We’ve been working hard to put together a slate of great movies to help while away those balmy nights by Buttermilk Channel. Keep your eyes peeled because we’ll be announcing soon!

ALIENS . . . coming 8/30!

28 Aug

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This Tuesday is our final movie of the season and we’re going out like gangbusters with ALIENS! It’s hard to believe ALIENS turns 30 this year. It’s one of the rare sequels that stands up to the original, in no small part because rather than trying to ape the moody, deliberate thriller of Ridley Scott’s original classic, James Cameron smartly went for a complete tonal shift with this action-packed sci-fi/horror tour-de-force. What both films do share, of course, is one of the great screen heroines of all time: Sigourney Weaver’s kick-ass Ellen Ripley. Joining her is Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Bill Paxton, and Lance Henriksen. You don’t want to miss it.

ALIENS is brought to you by DRY DOCK and FORT DEFIANCE, who will be at the park serving dinner alongside Walter Youngblood’s KingLeche Cremes goats milk ice cream bars. Steve’s Key Lime Pies will stay open late for us serving tarts, pies, swingles, and limeades; and as a special treat for closing night Red Hook’s own Dolce Brooklyn will be there with their handcrafted gelato. It’s going to be dessert heaven.

See you at the pier!

 

 

Movies on the Pier Are Almost Here!

24 Jun

raidersofthelostarkWe know what you’re thinking . . . it’s nearly July, and that means BBQs! Fireworks!! The opening of The Red Hook Pool!!! And perhaps most importantly–ok, maybe to us–Movies on the Pier begins!!!!

And, boy, do we have a great season opener this year: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK  coming to you on July 12th. This is Spielberg and Harrison Ford at their finest. And we can’t wait to see what our friends over at The Good Fork are planning for dinner that night. In the meantime, we’re closing in on raising the funds necessary to cover our budget and bring you a full slate of eight great films this summer. We’ve got just $890 to go! To those of you who’ve shown their support already–we thank you! And for those of you who haven’t yet, we hope that if you’ve enjoyed watching a classic movie out on the waterfront on a hot summer night while eating amazing food from one of our fine local restaurants, then you’ll donate and help keep the series going.

Thanks to all and see you at the pier!

RED HOOK FLICKS 2016 SCHEDULE AND FUNDRAISER!

5 Jun

we-need-youFriends, we here at Red Hook Flicks are super excited for this summer’s series–not least of all because its our 10th anniversary of brining you outdoor movies in the park. And we have an amazing slate of films on deck this year–check them out here!–but we need your help to make it happen. Our costs have quadrupled in the last two years and with the support of our beloved sponsors we’re almost–but not quite–there. RHF needs to raise just $4,000 between now and July 12th to cover our projection fees–and that’s where you come in! We’ve launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise the funds. So, if you love watching a great move down on the pier while the breeze comes off the bay and the sun sets over Lady Liberty, won’t you give a few dollars to help keep the little-series-that-could going? It just wouldn’t be summer without it.