Netflix isn't the only option for watching film in the wee hours.
Wed Oct 28 2009
Channel 101: NY
On the second Wednesday of every month, aspiring local TV writers and directors submit their five-minute pilots to the will of the people. The top five shows of the evening win the right to be turned into a series on the website's "prime-time" lineup. Want to submit your own? Go to channel101.com. 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St at Canal St (212-601-1000, 92ytribeca.org). Wed 9pm, $6.
The home of Rocky Horror hosts an entirely different type of dress-up night on Thursdays, when drag diva Hedda Lettuce emcees this old-movie series preceded by trivia, prizes and hair-raising dirty jokes. Catch a different camp classic from the '20s to the '70s—such as Some Like It Hot or Mommie Dearest—each week. Clearview Chelsea, 260 W 23rd St between Seventh and Eighth Aves (212-691-5519). 7pm, second show (not hosted by Hedda Lettuce) 9:30 or 10pm; $7.50.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
You always said you'd go. Just don't admit you're a virgin. Clearview Chelsea, 260 W 23rd St between Seventh and Eighth Aves (212-691-5519). Fri, Sat midnight; $9.
This potentially glass-shattering monthly movie series encourages the audience to sing, dance and swear their way through movies such as Labrynth, Grease 2, South Park, Team America: World Police and This Is Spinal Tap. 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St at Canal St (212-601-1000, 92y.org/92ytribeca). Third Saturday of the month, 11pm; $13 (includes one beer).
Sunshine at Midnight Series
This theater is already on our good side thanks to its regular docket of alternative films, but the programmers up the ante on weekends, when they screen cult classics like The Goonies, Ghostbusters or Jurassic Park. Landmark's Sunshine Cinema, 141--143 E Houston St between Eldridge and Forsyth Sts (212-260-7289, landmarktheatres.com). Fri, Sat midnight; additional midnight showings are scheduled occasionally; check website. $9.99.
Weekend flicks at the theater formerly known as the Waverly range from revivals and oddball classics to all-time favorites chosen by IFC staff. You'll catch classics of both the high-brow (Night of the Hunter, Enter the Dragon) and low-brow variety (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Clueless) IFC Center, 323 Sixth Ave at 3rd St (212-924-7771, ifccenter.com). Fri, Sat midnight; additional midnight showings are scheduled occasionally; check website. $13—Nicole Dixon