1. When does the Red Hook Flicks series start?
The 2019 series begins Tuesday, July 9th.

2. How long does it last?
For 8 weeks — until Tuesday, August 27th

2. Where do the movies screen?
Valentino Pier in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

3. What time do they start?

The movies start at around 8:30 p.m. — or, in the early summer when the sun sets later, as soon as it gets dark enough. But never later than 9 PM.

4. How much does it cost?
The movies are free to the public thanks to generous donations from our sponsors.

5. Are seats provided?

No seating is provided. The films are screened on the lawn at Valentino Pier and viewers are encouraged to bring picnic blankets or sheets. If you bring beach chairs, we request that you set up on the sidelines or in the back as a courtesy to other viewers.

6. Are dogs welcome?
Well-behaved pets (read: quiet) are welcome to attend on-leash.

7. Will there be food and alcohol?
Our sponsors sell food on site each night.

Alcohol is not allowed in New York City parks.

8. Can I bring my own snacks and beverages?


 9. How do I get there?
Follow the instructions on our Location page.

10. Who organizes the series and selects the films?

Red Hook Flicks is organized by local residents of Red Hook, Brooklyn, and is supported by area businesses and nonprofit organizations. If you’re interested in getting involved, please e-mail us at redhookflicks@gmail.com.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

E-mail redhookflicks@gmail.com and someone will respond to you shortly.

12. I’m interested in being a sponsor, who should I be in touch with and when?
The film committee begins meeting early in the New Year to start organizing the coming summer series. We ask all potential new sponsors to reach out to us via email (redhookflicks@gmail.com) to register your interest by no later than February 1st of that year.

13. I reached out in the past, why do I have to register my interest again?
The film committee is a group of local volunteers who pull the series together in their spare time and the membership rolls shift from year to year.  To ensure your interest is properly noted and considered, we ask potential new sponsors to reach out to us again at the start of the planning season.

14. How do you choose your sponsors?
Priority goes to returning organizations who’ve been with us from the start of the series. For all other potential new sponsors, the committee weighs our projected budget and the slate of options at the beginning of each planning season to determine our needs and what offers can be put to the most effective use. In particular, our projection costs have increased dramatically in the last few years and we are still looking for additional sponsors to help cover the difference. If you’re interested in becoming a Projection Sponsor, please let us know.

15. Are there other ways to be involved?

Yes! The committee is always looking for help. Please email us at redhookflicks@gmail.com about volunteering.

15 Responses to “FAQ”

  1. Jusme July 20, 2010 at 6:47 pm #

    Are these events byob?

    • haimerlad July 20, 2010 at 11:11 pm #

      Alcohol is not allowed in New York City parks, so we are not selling or providing beer or mixed drinks. We do have water and soft drinks available on site.

  2. Melissa.C. August 3, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    How do you know if it is rained out?

    • haimerlad August 3, 2010 at 5:31 pm #

      Watch the website or our Twitter feed. We will notify people of our rain plans there.

  3. Casey August 24, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

    are we allowed to bring snacks?

  4. Les August 2, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    Can we bring low lawn chairs to sit on?

    • haimerlad August 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

      Yes. But please be respectful and stay to the back and sides if the chairs elevate you.

  5. William Levin June 13, 2012 at 1:53 am #

    Can you post these events to a shared Google Calendar or downloadable iCal?

  6. Carmen oquendo July 30, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    Do they have chairs?

    • deniseoswald August 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

      We do not supply chairs, but you are welcome to bring your own. If you do, we ask that you set up toward the rear as a courtesy to other viewers.

  7. Michael August 22, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

    Is there a good time to get there? For example, for Bryant Park Movie night the lawn opens at 5pm. Is there a suggested time to get there? Just want to be sure we get a spot on the lawn. Thanks!


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