Nitehawk Cinema has not let the end-of summer stupor that’s claimed so many of us lately slow their creative programming roll. The Williamsburg theater has a new outdoor movie series that starts tomorrow night, and new film club for movie fans (and the budget minded).
As some other outdoor film venues wind down for the season, the Nitehawk has scheduled three new selections to look forward to, plus, food and music to boot. And, maybe even an opportunity to snuggle under a blanket on a cool September evening (provided you keep it PG under there). Tuesday, Aug. 20 the series kicks off at Havemeyer Park with a screening of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and a pre-movie set from Doll Parts, Brooklyn’s most admired Dolly Parton tribute band. I mean, do you really want to end your summer without seeing Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton on the big screen together? Chicago plays on Sept. 10 and Goldfinger on Sept. 17. There’s a suggested donation of $5 for each movie, and local vendors including Brooklyn Star, Brooklyn Brewery and OddFellows will be on hand with snacks, and you’ll also be able to purchase Nitehawk popcorn.
If you prefer your movies to be recently released, indoors and super cheap, check out the Nitehawk’s $5 film club, starting later this fall. Basically, you pay $15 and get passes to three first-run movies. The catch? They tell you which movies you get to watch, and then you have to show up and discuss them on a Saturday morning with other film lovers and critic, Matt Singer.