Tag Archives: Valentino Pier. Red Hook Films

2014 Schedule

11 Jun

 

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We’re a little less than one month away from opening night at Red Hook Flicks and in case you missed it, the schedule is now posted.

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 8.

All right, all right, all right!

 

CADDYSHACK . . . Coming 8/20!

18 Aug

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Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Bill Murray and one extremely recalcitrant gopher go at in the greatest golf comedy of all time! (Sorry HAPPY GILMORE.)

CADDYSHACK is brought to you by Movers Not Shakers! and the Red Hook Lobster Pound. Big Red–the nation’s #1 food truck–will be on hand selling their famous lobster rolls ($16), lobster BLTs ($10), Berkshire pork and bacon hot dogs ($4.50), milkshakes ($5), and root beer floats ($5). Steve’s Key Lime will as usual be open across the parking lot selling their fabulous tarts and swingles.

And this week, we have something extra–a little healthy competition, thanks to our sponsors!

DRESS UP for a chance to win PRIZES!!!

BEST GOLF PANTS wins you a $50 gift certificate to Red Hook Lobster Pound!

BEST GOLF HAT gets you a $100 off a move from Movers, Not Shakers!

Plus there’ll be a putting green with a chance to win more prizes.

The games begin at 6:30, movie rolls at 8:30. See you at the pier!

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!

STRICTLY BALLROOM . . . coming 7/30!

26 Jul

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This Tuesday on the Pier, Baz Luhrmann’s first and possibly best film: STRICTLY BALLROOM!

The inaugural installment of his “Red Curtain Trilogy,” which went on to include ROMEO + JULIET and MOULIN ROUGE, STRICTLY BALLROOM is his lavish and laugh-out-loud funny send-up of Australian competitive dance culture. It’s like SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER by way of Christopher Guest. And you owe it to yourself to see this, if only to cleanse from your mind the mess that was GATSBY and remind yourself what an amazing filmmaker Luhrmann can be.

Our sponsors for the evening are Waterfront Kitchens and Mark’s Pizza, who will be on site serving fresh pizza by the slice. Steve’s Key Lime will be open across the way serving tarts and swingles, and our concession stand will have water, San Pellegrino, and more.

Film rolls at 8:30, or as soon as it’s dark enough, and a classic Popeye cartoon kicks things off.

Now, “Show me your Paso Doble!”

SHAFT (2000) . . . Tomorrow!

22 Jul

shaft2Tomorrow at 8:30 it’s SHAFT (2000)–and rain or shine the show will roll at 8:30 PM. Check back here for updates tomorrow afternoon but, if there are storm clouds on the horizon we’ll, as always, be setting up shop at the Bait & Tackle instead.

SHAFT is brought to us by Find Home Furnishing and our food sponsor this evening is Pok Pok Ny. So, while we all eagerly await the opening of Whisky Soda Lounge Ny–not to mention their new (and larger!) space on Columbia Street–we can chow down on some Khao Man Som Tom (Green papaya salad with coconut rice, sweet shredded pork, fried shallots, and cilantro–$10).  And, hey, you know what goes really well with spicy Thai food? Beer.

So, maybe a little rain won’t be a bad thing.

SHAFT (2000) . . . coming July 23!

19 Jul

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The ultimate Bad M*th@ F*ck@, Samuel L. Jackson squares off against Christian Bale and Jeffrey Wright in John Singleton’s sequel to the 1971 blaxploitation classic. Richard Roundtree–the original Shaft–makes an appearance alongside Busta Rhymes, Toni Collette, and Vanessa Williams. Shut Your Mouth!

And if you’ve been dying to eat at PokPokNy but the lines have been getting you down then tuesday is your lucky night. SHAFT (2000) is brought to you by Find Home Furnishing and PokPok, who will be on site serving dinner that night. Check back here for menu updates as we have them.

Steve’s Key Lime will be open in their new space across the parking lot serving all their delicious tarts and swingles and we’ll have drinks at the concession stand.

Film rolls at 8:30 (or as soon as its dark enough). A classic Popeye short gets the whole thing started. See you at the pier!

KUNG FU PANDA . . . coming 7/16!

11 Jul

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In the Valley of Peace, Po the Panda finds himself chosen as the Dragon Warrior despite the fact that he is, well, a little on the portly side. Not to mention lazy. And knows sweet f*%k all about martial arts. But this of course does not stop him from rising to the challenge of becoming a master warrior and leading The Furious Five in a battle against the sinister snow leopard Tai Lung! If you like your martial arts heroes black and white and furry all over, then this one’s for you!

Kung Fu Panda is brought to you by Red Hook Bait and Tackle and The Good Fork.

And what’s on the menu for dinner you might ask? Well, Kung Pao Panda of course!

(We hear it tastes just like chicken.)

And for our vegetarian friends, there’s Kung Pao Tofu!

(Tastes just like panda.)

Both are served with rice and just $7. Yum! And in addition to Steve’s Key Lime Pies, our friend’s from Scout’s Honor Ice Cream will be making the drive all the way from Vermont to bring you their handcrafted frozen treats. Ska-doosh!

STAND BY ME . . . Coming 7/9

2 Jul

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UPDATE: I swear we look forward to the food each year as much as the films, and the menu from Fort Defiance is finally in hand–Huzzah! For our screening of Stand By Me, Fort D will be serving BLTs made with organic tomatoes and Neuske’s bacon ($8), as well as their dynamite cold brew iced coffee ($3); and home-made gingerade, lemonade, and iced tea (all $2.50).

And don’t forget, if you want a sweet treat to round things off Steve’s Key Lime, located in the parking lot just behind the screening area, will be open late selling all their pies, tarts, and swingles. I can’t imagine anything that would take the sting out of this excessive heat quite like a chocolate-covered, frozen, mini key lime tart on a stick. Oh my!

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I know you’ve all got the 4th on your minds but, let’s ponder the real official start of summer, taking place next week: that’s right, Movies on the Pier are back! And after the year Red Hook has had, is there a better film to kick the season off with than Stand By Me? Bask in the eighties goodness for a moment: Corey Feldman, River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Kiefer Sutherland, and Jerry O’Connell in one of the best Stephen King adaptations ever made. (Yes, that’s right, Stand By Me was adapted from a King novella called The Body, which appeared in the same collection as Rita Hayworth and  Shawshank Redemption. Clearly King was on a roll with those two.)

Stand By Me is brought to you by Fort Defiance and Dry Dock Wine + Spirits. Fort D will be on site selling dinner, Steve’s Key Lime will throw open the doors to their new space–conveniently located at the end of Van Dyke Street, just outside the entrance to Coffey Park–and have all of their delicious pies, tarts, and swingles available, and as always we’ll have water and soda for sale, as well.

Now who’s bringing the cherry flavored Pez?

2013 Schedule

7 Jun

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Thank you to everyone who came out to the Red Hook Flicks benefit this past Sunday. We raised nearly a $1000.00, which will go a long way toward replacing materials lost during Hurricane Sandy and helping fund the film license and projection fees. As always, Red Hook, we bow our heads in awe at the way the neighborhood bands together.

For those of you who couldn’t be with us, the schedule is now posted.

We’ll see you on Tuesday nights at Valentino Pier, starting July 9.

We Are A Go Tonight at Valentino Pier!

28 Aug

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!