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Outdoor movies with a Manhattan backdrop

Many of us look forward to summer in Brooklyn for several reasons: the weather is nice, outdoor activities abound, new restaurants always seem to pop up, etc. One of the things I look forward to most is the schedule of outdoor movies, lately sponsored by SyFy, that play in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Beginning at 6pm every Thursday, a different movie plays outdoors into dusk. With the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop, it doesn’t get much better than bringing a blanket, a basket, and some friends to watch a few classics.

Below is the schedule of movies for this summer. Be sure to get there a little early to secure a prime spot (click here for the exact location in Google Maps)!

high noonJuly 9th- High Noon

On the day he gets married and hangs up his badge, lawman Will Kane is told that a man he sent to prison years before, Frank Miller, is returning on the noon train to exact his revenge. Having initially decided to leave with his new spouse, Will decides he must go back and face Miller. However, when he seeks the help of the townspeople he has protected for so long, they turn their backs on him. It seems Kane may have to face Miller alone, as well as the rest of Miller’s gang, who are waiting for him at the station… (via imdb)

 


sharknadoJuly 16- Sharknado 2: The Second One

A freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites – and only Fin and April can save the Big Apple. (via imdb)

 

 


attacktheblockJuly 23- Attack The Block

Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone. (via imdb)

 

 


clueJuly 30- Clue

Clue is a movie about 6 guests, a butler, and a maid, who are all involved in the murders of 6 people. The guests all meet at Hill House, where you learn that Professor Plum works in D.C., where everyone else lives. Colonel Mustard is a client of Miss Scarlet, who is the ex-employer of Yvette, the maid, who had an affair with the husband of Mrs. White, etc. When Mr. Boddy, who is blackmailing each guest, gives the guests each a weapon, he tells them they should kill Wadsworth, the butler, to avoid being exposed. With Mrs. Peacock’s craziness, and Mr. Green’s clumsiness, the whole group finds themselves tangled in a web of murder, lies, and hilarity. (via imdb)


fridayAugust 6- Friday

Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and looking for something to do. Encounters with neighbors and other friends over the course of the day and night, and their ensuing antics, make up the rest of the movie. (via imdb)

 

 


strangeloveAugust 13- Dr. Strangelove

U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely and utterly mad, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He suspects that the communists are conspiring to pollute the “precious bodily fluids” of the American people. The U.S. president meets with his advisors, where the Soviet ambassador tells him that if the U.S.S.R. is hit by nuclear weapons, it will trigger a “Doomsday Machine” which will destroy all plant and animal life on Earth. Peter Sellers portrays the three men who might avert this tragedy: British Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, the only person with access to the demented Gen. Ripper; U.S. President Merkin Muffley, whose best attempts to divert disaster depend on placating a drunken Soviet Premier and the former Nazi genius Dr. Strangelove, who concludes that “such a device would not be a practical deterrent for reasons which at this moment must be all too obvious”. Will the bombers be stopped in time, or will General Jack Ripper succeed in destroying the world ?(via imdb)

 


dazedandconfusedAugust 20- Dazed and Confused

It’s the last day of school at a high school in a small town in Texas in 1976. The upperclassmen are hazing the incoming freshmen, and everyone is trying to get stoned, drunk, or laid, even the football players that signed a pledge not to. (via imdb)

 

 


diehardAugust 27- Die Hard

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save wife Holly Gennaro and several others, taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. (via imdb)

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