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STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON . . . coming July 18!

16 Jul

In the nineties,  L.A.’s N.W.A put gangster rap on the map and made the careers of Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and Eazy-E. Still considered one of the most influential groups in the history of hip hop, see how N.W.A. got their start this Tuesday with Straight Outta Compton. The film was nominated for an Oscar for best screenplay, and features Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson, Jr. turning up the heat on screen as his father.

Straight Outta Compton is being brought to you by The THE O’CONNELL ORGANIZATION and HOME/MADE. Dinner on Tuesday is courtesy of Home/Made, who will be serving their Ricotta toast with Toybox Tomatoes or Peaches and Basil, Peach and Basil Lemonade, and Truffle Buttered Popcorn. Key Lime Pies are on deck from Steve’s, ice-cream and popcorn from King Leche Cremes, and gelato thanks to Dolce Brooklyn.

See you at the pier!

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BEVERLY HILLS COP . . . coming 8/2!

31 Jul

beverly-hills-cop-4-release-date-570x294Detroit schools L.A. this Tuesday in BEVERLY HILLS COP! The highest grossing film world-wide in 1984 and the movie that cemented Eddie Murphy’s status as a superstar, BEVERLY HILLS COP also features Judge Reinhold along with brief but brilliant turns by BREAKING BAD’s Jonathan Banks, and Damon Wayans in his big screen debut. If that’s not enough, the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack features one of the great 80s synth-pop earworms of all time: “Axel F.”

So come hum along with us at the pier this tuesday where BEVERLY HILLS COP is being brought to you by The O’Connell Organization and Hometown BBQ. Hometown will be on hand serving something smokey and delicious for dinner. And, as always, Steve’s Key Lime will be open across the way serving tarty goodness in the form of his signature key lime pies, swingles, and limeade; and of course  KingLeche Cremes will be slinging their hand-made goats milk ice cream bars, as well.

 

GOODFELLAS . . . coming 9/1!

30 Aug

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“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster. To me that was better than being president of the United States. To be a gangster was to own the world.”

We’ve got a doozey for you to close our this year’s film series, so come on down to the pier this Tuesday and ring out the end of Summer with Martin Scorsese’s mob classic, GOODFELLAS. Based on Nicholas Pileggi’s bestselling chronicle of the rise and fall of Lucchese crime-family associate Henry Hill, the film features a who’s-who of wise-guy stars including Robert De Niro, Joe Pesce, Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino, and a pre-SOPRANOS Lorraine Bracco. Widely considered one of the greatest films of all times, GOODFELLAS received six Oscar nominations, with Joe Pesci bringing home Best Supporting Actor for his career-defining role as Tommy De Vito.

GOODFELLAS is being brought to you this Tuesday by by THE O’CONNELL ORGANIZATION and HOMETOWN BBQ. The goodfellas at HOMETOWN will be at the pier selling smoked Italian sausage with peppers, onions, and provolone on a hero with chips ($9) and lemonade. And as always, STEVE’S KEY LIME will stay open across the parking lot selling their pies, tarts, swingles, and limeade. See you at the pier!

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES . . . coming 7/29!

27 Jul

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I found out what the secret to life is: friends. Best friends.

This tuesday at the pier we bring you FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, a touching look at two generations of female friendship (and maybe a little something more…ahem). Based on the book FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE by Fannie Flag, the 1992 film stars Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louse Parker, Cicely Tyson, Chris O’Donnell, and Jessica Tandy, who received a best supporting actress nomination for her performance as Ninny Threadgoode.

This week’s movie is brought to you by THE O’CONNELL ORGANIZATION and HOMETOWN BBQ. The good pitmasters at Hometown have come up with a special menu for the evening: smoked turkey and fried green tomato BLTs with siracha aioli, just $9–yum! And as always Steve’s Key Lime Pies will be open late selling their tarts, pies, and swingles; King Leche Cremes will be on hand with their handcrafted and super delicious goat’s milk ice cream bars in Red Velvet, Spiced Chocolate, and specially for this screening: Corn Bread! And our friends at Heba Deli will also be there selling a variety of beverages. So come hungry people, because we feed you well over at the pier!

DON’T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER’S DEAD, coming August 27!

24 Aug

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Hard to believe it, but the final movie of this year’s Red Hook Flicks is nearly upon us! Come out to the pier one last time for DON’T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER’S DEAD, voted the Audience Choice film at our fundraiser, back in June a million years ago. DON’T TELL MOM, a cult classic starring Christina Applegate in her prime, is sponsored by Pickett Furniture and Home/Made. In addition to whatever deliciousness Home/Made is serving for dinner, Steve’s Key Lime will be open late selling tarts, pies and swingles.

The film starts at 8:30. If there’s any chance of rain, check back here for updates on any possible location change. In the meantime, let’s all keep our fingers crossed for good weather…

THE THING . . . coming 8/13!

10 Aug

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I don’t know what the hell’s in there, but it’s weird and pissed off, whatever it is.

Fire up your flamethrowers and grab your dynamite because this tuesday Red Hook Flicks brings you THE THING–John Carpenter’s 1982 boy-meets-dog, dog-turns-out-to-be-a-blood-thirsty-shape-shifting-alien classic!

THE THING is brought to you by The O’Connell Organization and Hometown BBQ. For those of you who have been anxiously awaiting Hometown’s grand opening–us included!–you can sample some of their excellent smoked meaty goodness that night! King Leche Cremes will also be on hand serving their hand-crafted goat’s milk ice cream and Steve’s Key Lime will, as always, be open across the parking lot serving their tarts and swingles.  A girl could put on some serious pounds during a film series as deliciously fortified as this…

Film rolls at 8:30, (or as soon as it’s dark enough) and check back here if there’s any question of rain.

Otherwise, see you at the pier!

BLADE … coming 8/14

9 Aug

UPDATE: The BLADE show will go on regardless of weather. If it’s too wet at the pier, we will show the movie at the Red Hook Bait and Tackle. We will make a rain call by 6 p.m. Watch this space for the decision. 

Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, and Stephen Dorff battle it out against a smokin techno soundtrack for the future of the human race in the 90s cult-classic vampire flick, BLADE. Forget everything you learned about vampires in Twilight–not to mention that whole Lilith thing on True Blood. This is one serious blood god we’re up against and the Daywalker is our only hope. Check out the trailer here.

As always, the show starts at 8:30 p.m. But come early for dinner from MILE END DELI and THE O’CONNELL ORGANIZATION. They are serving cured and smoked beef brisket on housebaked rye with mustard. It’s just $8.

Plus, we have popcorn from Home/Made (1$) and tarts from Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies ($3). And don’t miss the pre-show entertainment of an old Popeye cartoon brought to us by Sunny’s Bar.