Breaking Bad events in NYC: Exhibits, screenings and more (video)
Send the final episodes of the great AMC series off in style with a slew of local discussions, screening parties and events.
Thu Aug 8 2013
Photograph: Ursula Coyote/AMC
“Sitting around, smoking marijuana, eating Cheetos and masturbating do not constitute plans." Walter White couldn't have said it better: Instead of lamenting the end of the excellent Breaking Bad from your couch, change out of your PJs and check out one of these cool events celebrating the AMC meth drama's close—including talks featuring series creator Vince Gilligan and Heisenberg himself, Bryan Cranston.
The climactic final eight episodes of season five will premiere August 11; check out a teaser video featuring a terrified-looking Walt below. Is he no longer the one who knocks?
Diehards of the epic TV show won't wanna miss this star-studded two-night panel, where series creator Vince Gilligan will answer questions with his venerable actors. On hand to screen and chat about their fave episodes will be the entire White family (Bryan Cranston, Anna Gun and RJ Mitte) plus Betsy Brandt (Marie Schrader) and Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman). If you can't make it to the Walter Reade Theater in person, live-stream the event event through Film Society and watch it post-partum via AMC.
- Walter Reade Theater (at Lincoln Center)
- Thur Aug 1 - Fri Aug 2
If only drinking will soothe your pain, geek out with fellow Bad afficianados at Park Slope's Union Hall. The cozy drinking den is hosting free weekly screening parties at 9pm until the conclusive finale shows, with $6 themed drinks such as the Mister White and Crystal Blue Persuasion.
- Union Hall
- Sun Aug 11
Breaking Bad Season 5 Premiere Party
Watch the much-anticipated premiere on Sunday, August 11 at 9pm with other Bad-heads at Pine Box Rock Shop. There will be Breaking Bad trivia, and bartenders will concoct themed boozies: Blue Sky cocktails ($4) and test-tube shots ($3). The Bushwick watering hole will show every episode of the final season on its 96-inch screen to ensure you don't miss any of Walt's desperate machinations.
- Pine Box Rock Shop
- Sun Aug 17
Breaking Bad Premiere Party
Williamsburg cocktail joint the Exley throws a premiere bash, but show up before the 9pm screening for free dinner. There will be gratis BBQ beginning at 7pm, plus blue boozies ($8) and corn hole to help pass the time until the show returns at last. The bar promises its bartender "is Walter White"—we're not quite sure what that means, but there's only one way to find out.
- The Exley
- Sun Aug 17
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