Tag Archives: Red Hook Flicks

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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RAIN?@#$%?!

10 Jul

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Well . . . when you’re an outdoor film series, it happens. Sometimes even on opening night. But never fear, Atelier Roquette has once again offered us their gorgeous event space as our rain-out location! And that means means that on top of dinner from Fort Defiance and ice cream and gelato from KingLeche and Dolce Brooklyn, there will be wine and beer for sale. So while we’re definitely keeping our fingers crossed for clear skies, it’s not a bad trade off. Tune in to this space tomorrow, and we’ll make the rain call by 6 PM.

FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF . . . coming 7/11!

7 Jul

 

We know you’re still recovering from your red-white-and-blue, gunpowder-hotdogs-and apple-pie hangover–not to mention the rude reality of returning to work–but don’t despair! While one celebration has ended, another is just beginning. This Tuesday marks the first night in the eight week party that is Red Hook Flicks’ Movies on the Pier and we’re kicking things off right with a John Hughes classic: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. While a career-making film for Matthew Broderick as the titular proto-slacker, the film also stars a veritable who’s who of eighties Hollywood, including: Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey, Ben Stein, and Charlie Sheen.

Ferris Bueller is brought to you via the generous support of DRY DOCK WINE + SPIRITS and FORT DEFIANCE. Fort D will be on deck that night serving skillet-fried buttermilk chicken, cheddar biscuits, coleslaw, and bread and butter pickles ($13 for the combo); and, as always, Steve’s Key Lime Pies will be open across the parking lot slinging their signature pies and swingles. KingLeche Cremes returns with their goat’s milk ice cream bars and popcorn. And this year Dolce Brooklyn will be gracing us with their handmade gelato and sorbetto.

So, come hungry people and we’ll see you on the pier! Chick chicka chick-ahhh….

Our 2017 Schedule is Live!

8 Jun

You wouldn’t know it from the cloudy, soggy weather of late, but we’re just under two weeks out from the official start of Summer. Of course down in Red Hook, summer doesn’t really feel like it’s hit full swing until you’re lounging under the setting sun at Valentino Pier, eating some amazing local food, and watching one of our favorite movies–which is why we’re excited to announce that our  Summer 2017 Red Hook Flicks schedule is now live and can be viewed here! We’ve got another season of great movies planned for you and all thanks to our local sponsors, without whom none of this would happen. So, three cheers for them and see you at the pier!

ALIENS . . . coming 8/30!

28 Aug

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This Tuesday is our final movie of the season and we’re going out like gangbusters with ALIENS! It’s hard to believe ALIENS turns 30 this year. It’s one of the rare sequels that stands up to the original, in no small part because rather than trying to ape the moody, deliberate thriller of Ridley Scott’s original classic, James Cameron smartly went for a complete tonal shift with this action-packed sci-fi/horror tour-de-force. What both films do share, of course, is one of the great screen heroines of all time: Sigourney Weaver’s kick-ass Ellen Ripley. Joining her is Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Bill Paxton, and Lance Henriksen. You don’t want to miss it.

ALIENS is brought to you by DRY DOCK and FORT DEFIANCE, who will be at the park serving dinner alongside Walter Youngblood’s KingLeche Cremes goats milk ice cream bars. Steve’s Key Lime Pies will stay open late for us serving tarts, pies, swingles, and limeades; and as a special treat for closing night Red Hook’s own Dolce Brooklyn will be there with their handcrafted gelato. It’s going to be dessert heaven.

See you at the pier!

 

 

LABYRINTH . . . coming 8/23!

21 Aug

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It’s been a tough year for our idols, and the Thin White Duke was no exception. We lost David Bowie back in January, just two days after the release of his final album BLACK STAR. In his honor, we’re showing his beloved kid’s film LABYRINTH this Tuesday at the pier. Written by Monty Python’s Terry Jones, directed by Jim Henson, and produced by George Lucas, the film stars Bowie as the Goblin King, and Jennifer Connelly as Sarah, a young girl who must solve the titular maze and rescue her baby brother.

LABYRINTH is brought to you by SHARED BROOKLYN and POK POK NY, who will be joining us at the pier to serve a dinner of Khao Man Som Tam–green papaya salad with coconut rice, sweet shredded pork, fried shallots, and cilantro ($10). And fear not when it comes to your sweet tooth because KingLeche Cremes and Steve’s Key Lime will have your back when it comes to dessert.

As a special bonus, we’ll also be opening with a short film from Digital Media Bootcamp, a summer filmmaking workshop run in partnership by South Brooklyn Community High School, Good Shepherd Services, Red Hook Initiative, and Dance Theater Etc.

See you at the pier!

PITCH PERFECT moving to Atelier Roquette!

16 Aug

 3As much as we do everything we can here at Red Hook Flicks to keep our screenings at Valentino, there are some days where the weather is just too dicey. We’ve been keeping a close eye on the radar and it’s showing two stubborn bands of rain heading straight for the pier this evening right during prime set up and screening time. And since our rain space at Atelier Roquette is so incredible (and has a liquor license!) we’re going to head on over there for tonight’s showing of PITCH PERFECT. And don’t worry, Big Red, the Pound’s food truck will be joining us there as well so you all can get your lobster roll fix. See you at Atelier! Screening starts at 8:30.

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