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Nitehawk Prospect Park is finally open, and it has some amazing kids' screenings!

Written by
Danielle Valente

Now that Nitehawk Cinema's highly-anticipated Prospect Park venue has made its grand debut, it's time to get little ones in on the action. 

The dine-in theater is a unique movie experience for adults, but the Lil' Hawk friendly programming allows junior film buffs to take their movie excursion to the next level. The kid-centric offerings—made even more perfect by the surrounding Park Slope nabe—will kick off with The LEGO Movie 2, one of the best kids' movies 2019 has to offer. (Psst: Tickets go on sale Feb 4.

"As a father of two Lil’ Hawks, it has always been important to the programming mission at Nitehawk that parents with young children get to experience the cinema," says the theater's founder, Matthew Viragh. 

While the venue screens new arrivals, New Yorkers can't help but flock to the theater when classics are on the menu. One of the best kids' movies of all time—the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory—will have a post-Valentine's Day showing on Feb 16 and 17 at 10am. Chances are kiddies will opt for even more chocolate after catching this beloved Roald Dahl tale. (Don't forget to have your own marathon of the best Valentine's Day movies for kids at home—we have suggestions!)

Thanks to the films, pampering and ultra-comfy accommodations, Nitehawk has earned a spot on everyone's bucket list. However, wandering around NYC with tots in tow isn't always easy, and there are times parents would love to catch a film of their own choosing. That's when Hawks with Babies swoops in to save the day. Moms and dads shouldn't have to miss their favorite films because they're hesitant to bring their little ones to the theater. This program offers a full food and beverage service on Tuesday afternoons that welcomes new parents and babies. The weekly screenings will kick off on Feb 5 at 3:45pm with Cold War.  

"Our Hawks with Babies series ensures that parents with babies 1-year or younger feel comfortable bringing their little ones to the movies," Viragh says. "We’ve adjusted our age policies and offer a delicious kids menu to encourage more families to indulge at the original dine-in cinema in New York."

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