Monday, July 5, 2010

Movies under the stars - starting this week!

Brooklyn will be a hotbed this summer for movie-lovers, with myriad film series happening all over the borough. Here’s a run-down of a few of our favorites:

Old Stone House

Four nights of free outdoor film fun, including two classic films, short films, and student films.

July 7: “Kiss Me Kate”; July 14, “Girl Shy”; July 21: Short Film Contest; July 28: Piper Film Workshop Student Films

Brooklyn Film Series at the Old Stone House [6 Third Street between Third and Fourth avenues in Park Slope, (718 768-3195], Wednesdays in July at 8:30 pm. Free.

Chillen on Da Corner

Beyond Influencing Da Hood presents an outdoor summer film series on Tuesday nights in July and August, featuring independent short and feature films.

Chillen on Da Corner at Stockton Playground [Park Avenue between Tompkins and Marcy Avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant], July 6-August 31. Movies being at sundown. For info, visit

Movies With a View

One of the most popular free outdoor film series in Brooklyn is in the scenic Brooklyn Bridge Park, with a view of the Manhattan skylie. Local DJ’s open, until movies start at sundown.

July 8: “Annie Hall”; July 15: “Monsters vs. Aliens 3D”; July 22: “The Big Lebowski”; July 29: “Rear Window”; August 5: Brokeback Mountain”; August 19: “The Blues Brothers”; August 26: “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”

Movies with a View at Brooklyn Bridge Park [1 Main Street at Water Street, (718) 802-0603], July 8-August 26. Films begin at sundown.


This McCarren Park outdoor film series features cool movies, and equally cool food. Vendors include San Loco, Asia Dog and Pizza Moto. Come hungry.

July 7, "Say Anything"; July 14, "Labyrinth"; July 21, "Romeo and Juliet"; July 28, "Dead Man"; August 4, "Starship Troopers"; August 11, "Point Break"

Summerscreen at McCarren Park ballfields [corner of Bedford Avenue and N. 12th Street, no phone], July 7-August 11. Film begin at sundown.

Narrows Botanic Gardens

This summer, there are three nights of free movies, from old and new hits, at this scenic Bay Ridge space.

July 8: “Mildred Pierce”; July 22: “Finding Nemo”; August 12: “The Blind Side”

Narrows Botanic Garden [Shore Road between Bay Ridge Avenue and 72nd Street in Bay Ridge, no phone]. Films begin at sundown.

Rooftop Films

Enjoy independent films in outdoor locations on rooftops and in parks all over Brooklyn. All movies cost around $10.

July 8: “Nyarma and Polar Explorer,” Brooklyn Tech High School roof, 8 pm

July 16: “We Don’t Care About Music Anyway,” Old American Can Factory roof, 8 pm

July 17: “Brooklyn Transformations,” on Myrtle Avenue Hill in Fort Greene Park, 8:30 pm

July 23: “The Ape,” Brooklyn Tech roof, 8 pm

July 24: “Greetings From the Woods,” Old American Can Factory roof, 8 pm

July 29: “Capucine: Filmmaking Monkeys and Other Renegades,” roof of Brooklyn Tech, 8 pm

July 30: “Animation Block Party,” Automotive High School lawn, 8 pm

July 31: “Disco and Atomic War,” Old American Can Factory roof, 8 pm

August 6: “Doomed Love and the Devilles,” Automotive High School roof, 8 pm

August 13: “Last Train Home,” Old American Can Company roof, 8 pm

August 20: “Rooftop Shots,” Old American Can Company roof, 8 pm

Automotive High School [50 Bedford Ave. at N. 13th Street in Williamsburg, (718 417-7362]; BamCinematek [corner of Fulton Street and Ashland Avenue in Fort Greene, (718 417-7362]; Brooklyn Tech [29 Fort Greene Place between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues in Fort Greene, (718 417-7362]; Fort Greene Park [corner of Myrtle and North Portland Avenues in Fort Greene, (718 417-7362]; Old American Can Factory [232 Third St. at Third Avenue in Park Slope, (718 417-7362].


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