The movies take place Thursday evenings in July and August on the Harbor View Lawn of Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. (Google map). Last year, more than 35,000 viewers enjoyed the outdoor movie nights with the river view of lower Manhattan as the backdrop. Syfy has been a presenting sponsor of Syfy Movies With A View since 2008.
Music starts at 6:00 pm, and the films begin at sundown. Park concessionaires Ample Hills Ice Cream, Luke’s Lobster, No. 7 Subs, Lizzmonade Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Bridge Garden Bar will be offering food and drink for purchase.
Note: The park gets crowded and lawn is first come, first served, so we suggest getting there early.
- July 10: Duck Soup (1933). The Marx Brothers take fictional Europe in this Depression-era classic.
Short: Silo by David Soll
- July 17: Sharknado (2013). Regulars of a beachside bar including owner Fin (Ian Ziering/Beverly Hills 90210), bartender Nova (Casie Scerbo/Make It Or Break It) and local drunk George (John Heard/Home Alone) team up with Fin’s ex-wife April (Tara Reid/Scrubs) to investigate the ecological nightmare that has sharks swimming through the streets of Los Angeles and falling from the skies.
Short: Phoebe’s Birthday Cheeseburger by Will Lennon
- July 24: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009). One of Roald Dahl’s classics hits the big screen in Wes Anderson’s quirky, stop-motion animated film. Mr. Fox (voiced by George Clooney) and his thieving ways are threatened by three mean farmers, but his friends, family and neighbors come to his aid.
Short: Font Men by Dress Code
- July 31: Beetlejuice (1988). A young couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) lead an idyllic country life until they accidentally drown and become trapped in their old house as ghosts. This ghost couple attempts to scare off a family of cosmopolitan New Yorkers that move into their home, eventually enlisting the help of an insane poltergeist, Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton). A darkly funny vision of the afterlife that made director Tim Burton a household name.
Short: Passer Passer by Louis Morton
- August 7: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958). The Tennessee Williams play comes to life as Maggie (Elizabeth Taylor) and Brick (Paul Newman) duke it out while celebrating the 65th birthday of his father, Big Daddy (Burl Ives). The temperatures are high, but the tensions are higher in this classic.
Short: Unlocking the Truth by Luke Meyer
- August 14: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999). Hip hop, samurai culture, and italian gangsters come together in this oddly quiet action movie by independent spirit Jim Jarmusch. Ghost Dog (Forest Whitaker) is a reclusive hitman who lives by a strict samurai code. When his mafia employers turn against him, Ghost Dog must go to war against an gang of old-school Italians that simply do not understand his ways.
Short: The Roper by Ewan McNicol, Anna Sandilands
- August 21: The Birds (1963). Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece of horror, mystery, and slow-burning suspense. A beautiful socialite (Tippi Hedren) visits the sunny town of Bodega Bay, where the weekend’s peace is shattered by a series of inexplicable bird attacks, one more violent than the next. These attacks grow increasingly bigger and more gruesome until the entire town finds itself under siege from above.
Short: Woodhouse by Fred Rowson
- August 28: (Public vote). As is tradition, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Syfy invite the public to vote on the last film of the summer. Stay tuned to brooklynbridgepark.org for details.