Tag Archives: outdoor movies

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.

GOODFELLAS . . . coming 9/1!

30 Aug

Goodfellas-Tribeca-Film-Festival-screening

“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!

THE INCREDIBLES . . . coming 8/18!

16 Aug

incredibles

When THE INCREDIBLES premiered in 2004, this winning satire of super hero films and suburban family values pretty much cemented Pixar’s status as the top animation house in the game, while proving irresistible to both children and adults alike. The film, which went on the win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, stars the voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee, Wallace Shawn, and Sarah Vowell. THE INCREDIBLES is brought to you by Red Hook Bait & Tackle and The Good Fork, who will be on hand serving a mighty incredible dinner: Incredible Meatloaf Sammys with Pickles and Potato Chips ($6 for one or two for $10; vegetarian option also available), and Incredible Lemonade ($3). And as a special treat, our friends from Scout’s Honor are making the drive down from Warren, Vermont to bring us their incredible small batch ice cream sandwiches and organic frozen fruit pops. (We highly recommend the French Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich, ourselves!) And of course Steve’s Key Lime will be staying open late across the parking lot selling their tarts, swingles, and limeade. It’s going to be a hell of a feast to beat the heat!

HIGH FIDELITY . . . coming 8/11!

9 Aug

high-fidelity-vinyl

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!

WHEN WE WERE KINGS . . . coming 8/4!

2 Aug

MuhammadAliFistForget SOUTHPAW, join us this Tuesday for one of the greatest boxing films of all time, WHEN WE WERE KINGS.

Leon Gast’s decades-in-the-making documentary chronicles the famous “Rumble in the Jungle” heavyweight championship fight between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali, held in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) in 1974. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary, the film also features James Brown, B.B. King, Don King, George Plimpton, Norman Mailer, and Spike Lee.

WHEN WE WERE KINGS is presented by DRY DOCK WINE + SPIRITS and FORT DEFIANCE. Dinner is courtesy of Fort D this week and they will be serving cold fried chicken fingers with moambe sauce (a spicy peanut sauce that forms the basis of Chicken moambe–the national dish of the DRC!), coleslaw, and potato salad–just $12. And Steve’s Key Lime will be staying open late as usual to dish out their delicious tarts and swingles.

This is going to be a good one folks, so let’s hear it: “Ali boma ye! Ali boma ye!” And we’ll see you at the pier.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA . . . coming 7/28!

22 Jul

big_trouble_little_china_movie_image_01_610_407shar_s_c1

Jack Burton is a reasonable guy who’s just experienced some very unreasonable things, not least of which involves getting dragged into an epic battle between the supernatural forces of good and evil–and all so his friend can save his beloved from a forced wedding to a very wicked and immortal sorcerer named Lo Pan.

Kurt Russell stars alongside a pre-SEX AND THE CITY Kim Cattrall, and Kate Burton in John Carpenter’s cult classic, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. Special thanks to our sponsors for the evening, Find Home Furnishings and PokPok Ny for bringing Carpenter’s modern-day western to the pier this Tuesday.  PokPok will be there serving Khao Man Som Tam (green papaya salad served with coconut rice, sweet shredded pork, fried shallots and cilantro–just $10, and the favorite dish of evil sorcerers everywhere, or so we hear); and Steve’s Key Lime, as always, will stay open late so you can partake of their tarty goodness.

See you at the pier!

 

FANTASTIC MR. FOX . . . coming 7/21!

18 Jul

fantastic mr fox

UPDATE: In case you’re wondering folks, we’re staying at the pier for tonight’s screening!

***

Wes Anderson brings his unique brand of fabulist realism to Roald Dahl’s childhood classic. Nominated for Best Animated Feature at both the Oscars and the Golden Globes, the film features the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Willen Defoe, Own Wilson, and for you Pulp fans out there, Jarvis Cocker.

Special thanks to our sponsors for the evening, Waterfront Kitchens and Mark’s Pizza! Mark’s will be selling slices (plain, pepperoni, and supreme) at the park, and Steve’s Key Lime as always will stay open late so you can partake of their tarty goodness.

See you at the pier!

COMING TO AMERICA . . . coming 7/14!

10 Jul

comingtoamerica-blog480

This Eddie Murphy classic answers the age-old question: Where does a poor-little-rich crown prince of Zamunda go to find a bride? Why, Queens of course! (And more precisely, a now unrecognizable Long Island City–but, hey, back then that’s where you went for all your romantic needs, not to mention fast food franchise rip-offs.) Murphy re-teams with TRADING PLACES director John Landis and stars alongside James Earl Jones and Arsenio Hall in this 80s comedy classic, brought to you this Tuesday by MOVERS NOT SHAKERS and RED HOOK LOBSTER POUND! The Pound’s food truck, Big Red, will be on site serving three kinds of lobster rolls ($17 each), hot dogs ($5), and more; Steve’s Key Lime will stay open late slinging their tarts and swingles; and F & M Bagels will be on hand with beverages. So bust out your Soul Glo, cue up your Sexual Chocolate records, and we’ll see you at the pier!

JURASSIC PARK . . . coming 7/7!

5 Jul

jurassic-park-first-sighting-550x294

We see you sitting there, dejectedly eating your leftover potato salad and hotdogs amid spent roman candles and sparklers, forlorn that the holiday weekend is over. But while the countrywide party that is our nation’s birthday may be behind us, the summer-long party that is Red Hook Flicks is just beginning! And have we got a monster-sized opening night for you.

Just a few weeks ago JURASSIC WORLD broke all box office records to become the biggest opening weekend of all time. Now you can see where it all began with Steven Spielberg’s original dino-chomps-man extravaganza, JURASSIC PARK! Based on Michael Chricton’s blockbuster novel, the film stars Sam Neil, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, and Samuel Jackson as they desperately attempt to outsmart a nasty pack of genetically engineered dinosaurs on the rampage.

JURASSIC PARK is presented by SHARED and EARLY BIRD FOODS + SALVATORE BKLYN. EARLY BIRD and SALVATORE will be serving porchetta sandwiches with home made pickles ($10) and granola bars ($3); STEVE’S KEY LIME will be open across the parking lot and serving their pies, tarts, and swingles; and KING LECHE CREMES will be on site with their hand-crafted goats milk ice cream bars. Show starts at 8:30 PM. See you at the pier!

2015 Schedule is Live!

1 Jun

1.-Jurassic-Park-Original-200x300

This Sunday’s fundraiser was a rousing success. Our gratitude to everyone who came out and donated generously. And in case you weren’t there to hear it in person, our 2015 schedule is now live!

Thanks, as always, go out to all of our incredible sponsors, without whose generous support of time, resources, and funds, this series would be impossible.

We’ll see you on Tuesday nights at Valentino Pier, starting July 7th.