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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.

FAST AND THE FURIOUS still showing

16 Aug

Dear rain, go away. Don’t come back another day. In fact, go to Texas or somewhere with a drought. Love, Red Hook Summer Movies.

Still …. don’t despair. We’re still showing THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS tonight. We’re just moving to our rain location: RED HOOK BAIT & TACKLE. (Due to soggy turf. Even if it’s not raining, it’s too wet to set in the lawn.)

Yes, it is kid friendly. (But yes, it is a bar. Red Hook has limited community spaces.)

You can find it at the corner of Van Brunt and Pioneer streets.

8:30 p.m.

August 16: THE FAST & THE FURIOUS

11 Aug

Next week we serve up a giant helping of fast cars, fast music and fast men. Yes, it’s two hours of staring a Vin Diesel in his prime. Oh, and that other guy, too. (Plus, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez, if that’s your preference.)

The O’Connell Oganization is sponsoring THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, and The Brooklyn Ice House will be on hand serving dinner. (For Wall-E they did pulled pork, hot dogs, and mac n’ cheese — it was delish! — so we’ll see what they do for TFATF.)

Here’s Greg O’Connell Jr. and his brother, Michael, doing their best Brian and Dominic impression. (Shot by photographer extraordinaire, Craig LaCourt.)

Um, and did y’all know there’s a TFATF 6 coming next year? With Letty rumored to be coming back?!?!?! IMDB says it might be so.

The O’Connells are the Fast and the Furious

4 Aug


Look at this amazing new sponsor photo from Craig LaCourt Photography.

He shot the O’Connell brothers down at the pier in their sweet ride, showing off before they sponsor The Fast and The Furious on August 16.

Tonight! THE LIFE AQUATIC

7 Sep

Labor Day weekend doesn’t have to be over! Extend your holiday with a trip to Valentino Pier to catch THE LIFE AQUATIC, featuring Bill Murray and Owen Wilson. There are killer sharks, daddy issues, beautiful girls, neurosis and more. (It is, after all, a Wes Anderson movie.)

The O’Connell Organization, which owns and manages many of the buildings on the Red Hook waterfront, is sponsoring this evening. And we’ll have popcorn from Home/Made on sale for $1 per bag.

Come down early for a spot, but the movie rolls at 8:30 p.m.