Showing posts with label Films in Tompkins Square Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Films in Tompkins Square Park. Show all posts

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Tonight's free screening in Tompkins Square Park



If you're looking for a last-minute idea to spend some time outdoors tonight... the Movies Under the Stars series presents the box-office hit "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" on the asphalt in Tompkins Square Park.

The synopsis for the G-rated film: "When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first."

The film is set to start at 8 p.m. As of 7, no one had arrived yet for a good seat.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Movie Under the Stars tomorrow night: 'Hotel Transylvania'


[Photo by Steven]

The city's Movies Under the Stars program is underway... and tomorrow (Saturday!) night, you can watch a free screening of the 2012 family-friendly comedy "Hotel Transylvania" (yes, Transylvania is misspelled on the flyers) in Tompkins Square Park.

The city will screen some more family fare nearby this summer... first with "Moana" on July 18 on the Hamilton Fish ball courts on Pitt Street near East Houston...



...and "The Jungle Book" on July 20 at the Dry Dock basketball courts on 10th Street and Avenue D...



Per the Parks Department:

You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

There's a free screening of 'Florence Foster Jenkins' in Tompkins Square Park Friday night



The city's "Movies Under the Stars" series comes to Tompkins Square Park Friday evening for a free screening of "Florence Foster Jenkins," the 2015 biopic that saw Meryl Streep earn her 20th Oscar nomination.

Here's the consensus via Rotten Tomatoes: "'Florence Foster Jenkins' makes poignant, crowd-pleasing dramedy out of its stranger-than-fiction tale — and does its subject justice with a reliably terrific turn from star Meryl Streep."



A few details via the NYC Parks website:

You should arrive by 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

The movie starts at dusk (8 p.m.-ish) at the multi-purpose fields off of Avenue A and 10th Street.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Rescheduled 'Romeo + Juliet' plays tonight in Tompkins Square Park



Last week's free film in Tompkins Square Park — the 1996 version of "Romeo + Juliet" with Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio — was rained out. So the organizers are doing a make-up screening tonight.

The evening includes a food fair/fest starting at 5 with vendors from the Eastville Restaurant Collective, which includes GG's, Boulton & Watt and Huerta's.

Check the Films in Tompkins Facebook page for any updates on tonight's screening.

And tonight's free film is also the last one of the six-week summer series. One rainout of out six. Not bad compared with previous summers.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

[RESCHEDULED] Free tonight in Tompkins Square Park: 'Romeo + Juliet'



Tonight's free film in Tompkins Square Park is the 1996 version of "Romeo + Juliet" with Claire Danes and Leonard DiCaprio.



Tonight's free film is also the last one of the six-week summer series. (And not one rain out, though there is a chance of thundershowers tonight.)

The Grand Finale this evening includes a food fair starting at 5 with vendors from the Eastville Restaurant Collective, which, according to the posters, includes GG's, Boulton & Watt and Huerta's.

There's also pre-movie music via the reggae-influenced rock of Faith.

Check the Films in Tompkins Facebook page for any updates on tonight's screening.

Updated 11:30 a.m.

Given the threat of rain tonight, the screening has been postponed until next Thursday, Aug. 18. The food fare will run between 5-9 p.m.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Free tonight in Tompkins Square Park: 'True Romance'



Tonight's free film in Tompkins Square Park is "True Romance," the hipsterized 1993 road-trip thriller/black comedy written by Quentin Tarantino...



There's pre-movie music via Revel in Dimes. The film starts at sundown.

Check the Films in Tompkins Facebook page for any updates on tonight's screening.

And upcoming:

8-11 — "Romeo + Juliet"

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Free tonight in Tompkins Square Park: 'Wild Style'



Tonight's free film in Tompkins Square Park is the 1983 hip-hop/graffiti classic "Wild Style" starring Lee Quiñones, Patti Astor, Fab 5 Freddy and Grandmaster Flash, among others.



There's pre-movie music via DJ J. Abrams and DJ Prince. Plus there's a screening of Aristotle Torres' 8-minute short based on the Notorious B.I.G.'s "I Got A Story To Tell." "Wild Style" starts at sundown.

Check the Films in Tompkins Facebook page for any updates on tonight's screening.

And upcoming:

8-4 — "True Romance"

8-11 — "Romeo + Juliet"

Thursday, July 21, 2016

'Pan' PSA



You may have seen the flyers around Tompkins Square Park for a Movies Under the Stars night tomorrow... featuring 2015's panned "Pan."

In case you were planning your evening around this... the screening has been cancelled ...



Perhaps this happened because there was already a screening taking place... "Cleo From 5 To 7" is playing as part of the Films on the Green series tomorrow night at 8:30.

Free tonight in Tompkins Square Park: 'Do the Right Thing'



Tonight's free film in Tompkins Square Park is Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing."



There's pre-movie music via Brendan O'Hara. The film starts at sundown. (It has started right at 9 the past two weeks.)

Check the Films in Tompkins Facebook page for any updates on tonight's screening.

And upcoming:

7-28 — "Wild Style"

8-4 — "True Romance"

8-11 — "Romeo + Juliet"

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Free tonight in Tompkins Square Park: 'Next Stop, Greenwich Village'



Tonight's free film in Tompkins Square Park is "Next Stop, Greenwich Village," a Paul Mazursky-directed comedy/drama from 1976. Per IMDB:

An aspiring Jewish actor moves out of his parents' Brooklyn apartment to seek his fortune in the bohemian life of Greenwich Village in 1953. He struggles to come to terms with his feelings about his mother's overbearing nature, while also trying to maintain his relationship with his girlfriend.

The cast includes Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Lois Smith and Christopher (Chris!) Walken.



There's pre-movie music tonight via Bear 54.

Check the Films in Tompkins Facebook page for any updates on tonight's screening.

And upcoming:

7-21 — "Do the Right Thing"

7-28 — "Wild Style"

8-4 — "True Romance"

8-11 — "Romeo + Juliet"

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Prepping for 'Rocky Horror'



The rain held off ... and the first in the Films in Tompkins summer series is a go tonight ... with "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

As you can see in the above photo via Derek Berg... the film will be shown in the central plaza and not the lawn tonight...

Free tonight in Tompkins Square Park: 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'


[EVG file photo of Dr. Frank-N-Furter]

Tonight's free film in Tompkins Square Park is 1975's "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Another chance to see newlyweds Brad and Janet lost with a flat tire. (If only they had smartphones then!)



No word if toast and rice will be allowed into the Park. (And no cussing. And you have to wear a suit in the pool.)

There's pre-movie music from Hawthorne.

As always, this is weather permitting... If it's a Thursday in the summer, then it will rain. Or so it seems. And there's a 50 percent chance of thundershowers tonight, according to our sources at The Weather Channel.

Check the Films in Tompkins Facebook page for updates on tonight's screening.

And as a reminder of what's coming up...

Friday, July 1, 2016

Films in Tompkins return this summer with 'Do the Right Thing,' 'True Romance'



The Films in Tompkins series starts next Thursday with a free screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (this was on the slate in 2013, but rain canceled the screening) ... and concluding on Aug. 11 with the Leo-Claire version of "Romeo and Juliet."

Live music will precede each film as in previous years.

You can head to the Films in Tompkins Facebook page for more details.

Tompkins Square Park will also host two great French films on July 22 and July 29 as part of the Films on the Green series.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Let's try 'Dog Day Afternoon' again tonight in Tompkins Square Park


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The Films in Tompkins series was set to get underway on July 8 with a free screening of "Dog Day Afternoon." But, being a Thursday in the summer, it was rained out.

So the organizers are doing a make-up movie tonight...



You may arrive at 6 for the film, which starts at sundown. The band City of the Sun will play a set before the movie.

You can head to the Films in Tompkins Facebook page for any updates. But the forecast isn't calling for any rain, shocker.

Or! For another outdoor film option, head over to La Plaza Cultural on the southwest corner of Avenue C and East Ninth Street … where the third annual MoRUS Film Festival continues. Tonight: "Rezoning Harlem" and "The Rink." Visit the MoRUS website here for more details. The films start at 8 p.m. There is a suggested $5 donation.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Updated: (Canceled) Tonight in Tompkins Square Park: 'Chinatown' (Plus food fair)



Tonight's free movie is "Chinatown," Roman Polanski's 1974 classic that likely doesn't need any introducing. (According to the organizers, James Franco selected this film for tonight.)



Also tonight! There's a food fair before the film feature five East Village restaurants — Caracas Arepa Bar, Luke’s Lobster, GG’s, Boulton & Watt and Ducks Eatery. According to DNAinfo, who first reported on this, the food vendors will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and located adjacent to the park on Avenue A.

Meanwhile, there's live music (from Youth and Vanity) at 7:30 p.m., and the movie starts at sundown. You can head to the Films in Tompkins Facebook page for any updates, especially since rain is in the forecast this evening.

Updated:

The organizers decided to reschedule "Dog Day Afternoon," which was cancelled due to the threat of rain on July 9, next week... Aug. 6.

Updated 3 p.m.

The weather forecast has KO'd tonight's food fair and screening.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Free tonight in Tompkins Square Park: 'Big Night'



Tonight's free movie is "Big Night," the 1996 restaurant drama co-directed by and starring Stanley Tucci. (According to the organizers, Billy Joel selected this film for tonight.)

And here's a scene from "Big Night" …



Gates open at 6 p.m., music (from Hawthorne) starts at 7 p.m., and the movies starts at sundown. You can head to the Films in Tompkins Facebook page for any updates.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Free tonight in Tompkins Square Park: 'The Pink Panther'



Tonight's free movie is "The Pink Panther" (the original from 1963) with Peter Sellers and David Niven...



Rockabilly artists Shiro & The Raw Dogs will play a set before the film. Gates open at 6 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m., and the movies starts at sundown. You can head to the Films in Tompkins Facebook page for any updates. Like rain.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

[Updated: Cancelled] Films in Tompkins return tomorrow night with 'Dog Day Afternoon'



The free films return to the Park for the month of July … and according to the organizers, this year's lineup was hand selected by Matthew Broderick, Christie Brinkley, Billy Joel and James Franco.

The series starts tomorrow night with "Dog Day Afternoon."



You may arrive at 6 for the free film, which starts at sundown. The band City of the Sun will play a set before the movie.

You can head to the Films in Tompkins Facebook page for any updates. The Films in Tompkins sponsors are TD Bank, Boulton & Watt and Drexler's, the new bar opening this summer in the former Ella space at 9 Avenue A.

Updated 7-9

Threat of rain cancels tonight's screening ...

Friday, June 26, 2015

Reminders tonight: Films on the Green in Tompkins Square Park



Tonight is the second of the two screenings in Tompkins Square Park in the Films on the Green series ... the free outdoor French film festival in NYC parks... Here's what's playing tonight at 8:30ish...

"Zarafa" from 2012:

The plot of the film has a grandfather telling his grand kids the story of Maki, a young boy who escapes from slave traders, befriends a giraffe (the title character), cross the desert, meet a pirate, and a few other things on a trip that takes him from Africa to Paris.



It is a kids movie, though unnamed sources tell us that adults might enjoy it as well. (Plus, you can hide the alcohol in the kids' belongings.)

Find more about the Films on the Green series here. They'll be more free screenings in other city parks throughout the summer.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Free tonight in Tompkins Square Park: 'Midnight Cowboy'


[Where's Joe Buck?]

The Films in Tompkins series ends tonight with the Oscar-winning "Midnight Cowboy" from 1969.



Anyway, you know how it works. The films start at sundown... and there will be local bands or DJs performing from beforehand. And think about mosquito repellent.