This Tuesday we’ll be showing the first kids’ movie of the 2016 season, THE LEGO MOVIE. The animated hit from 2014 was directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and features an eclectic slew the voices of of some of our favorite actors including Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, and Elizabeth Banks (we’ll all be seeing Ms. Banks onscreen in a couple of weeks when we show PITCH PERFECT on August 16). Don’t be fooled by the “kids’ movie” label; when it came out a couple of years ago, A.O. Scott, the notoriously hard-to-please film critic at the New York Times, said THE LEGO MOVIE “hums with wit and imagination.”
THE LEGO MOVIE is presented Pickett Furniture, a beloved longtime sponsor of Red Hook Flicks, and The Brooklyn Ice House, another neighborhood staple and staunch supporter of the film series. The Ice House is serving dinner, and there’ll be some special treats available too; in addition to the traditional pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw ($5) and macaroni and cheese ($5), Ice House is serving empanadas! Short rib or green chicken chili & cheese, $5 each. For dessert there’s always Steve’s Key Lime Pie, located just outside the park, and KingLeche Cremes will be on hand selling hand-crafted goat’s milk ice cream pops.
So come down to the pier tomorrow night and enjoy the food, the sunset and the movie. See you there!
What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?
Decide for yourself this Tuesday at the pier when John Cusack will wax philosophical about life, love, and music in Stephen Frears’ adaptation of Nick Hornby’s best-selling novel, HIGH FIDELITY! Also starring Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joan Cusack, Lili Taylor, Tim Robbins, and a walk-on part by The Boss, HIGH FIDELITY is brought to you by PICKETT FURNITURE and BROOKLYN ICE HOUSE. ICE HOUSE will be on hand serving up smoked pulled-pork sandwiches($6), and mac & cheese ($4), and sodas and water; and STEVE’S KEY LIME PIES will be staying open late to serve their pies, swingles, and limeades.
See you at the pier!
With heavy thunderstorms predicted for tonight and a coastal flood warning in effect, we’re going to move it, move it on over to Atelier Roquette for this evening’s screening of MADAGASCAR! But never fear, Icehouse will still be on hand, serving pulled pork, cole slaw, and mac cheese for dinner. The ladies of Home/Made will have beer and wine available. And King Leche Cremes will also be there selling their wonderful goat milk ice cream bars for the kids, in flavors that include Blushing Grasshopper, Chocolate, White Chocolate, and Vanilla with Mixed Berries. Sweet! (Literally!!)
Come find out what happens when four pampered, urban zoo animals are accidentally shipped back to Africa in MADAGASCAR. The 2005 animated film features the voices of Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, and Sacha Baron Cohen and is brought to you by PICKETT FURNITURE and BROOKLYN ICE HOUSE. As always we’ll have a delicious dinner in store for you all. Ice House will be on hand with a fabulous BBQ menu (pulled pork, cole slaw, and mac n cheese–$5 each), and there’ll be pies and tarts from STEVE’S KEY LIME and goat milk ice-cream bars from King Leche Cremes! MMMMM. See you at the pier!
Since yesterday’s update, the weather gods have spared us and we are a go at Valentino Pier tonight!!! See you at 8:30 for hilarity, hijinx–and pulled pork, HUZZAH!
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN tonight with food by Brooklyn Ice House and snacks by HOME/MADE and Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies–yay!
I love, love, love How to Train Your Dragon. I resisted seeing it — because it’s animated — and left wondering why I’d ever hesitated. The story is great, the dragons are adorable and it’s fun for everyone.
Don’t miss your chance to see it down at Valentino Pier on July 24. It will be memorable. It’s not just for kids. Trust me; you’ll be crying.
Plus, the main dragon looks just like Mr. Red Hook Flicks’ (that’s The Colonel to Red Hookers) cat, Dakota. It’s uncanny really.
Sponsors Brooklyn Ice House and Pickett Furniture are bringing the food. The menu isn’t set yet, but they always do kid-friendly fare (an adult guilty pleasure). Think mac and cheese, pulled pork and more.
We start the show with a Popeye cartoon brought to us by Sunny’s Bar.
Don’t forget the popcorn, either, from Home/Made and Key Lime Pie from Steve’s. Excellent snacks. We’ll also have kid-appropriate drinks on hand.
Film rolls around 8:30 p.m. (or when the light allows).
- Quiet, leashed dogs are welcome
- Move lawn chairs to the back and sides of the screening area
- Bikes should be locked to the fence, not brought on the lawn
- Drink at your own risk. The cops ticket
- The nearest bathroom is at Fairway
- Have fun!
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
- 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
Write In: ________________
Can’t make the fundraiser but still want to contribute? Make a donation here.