Final free outdoor movies
Tue Aug 18 2009
Caddyshack and Happy Gilmore
Before Bushwick’s artist-created minigolf course goes to the great 19th hole in the sky (see “Last shot...forever,”page 11), head over to learn some link tips from a gopher and a galoot, when the Putting Lot’s golf-themed series screens Caddyshack (Thu 20) and Happy Gilmore (Aug 27). The Putting Lot, 12 Wyckoff Ave between Jefferson and Troutman Sts, Bushwick, Brooklyn (theputtinglot.org). Thu 20, Aug 27 at 8:30pm.
Curious George at RiverFlicks
Well, you missed Tropic Thunder, The Muppet Movie and Ghostbusters. Now the only movie left for you to check out at the Hudson River Park’s summerlong series is a kid flick about an inquisitive monkey and a guy who hasn’t changed his yellow hat in decades. But at least Will Ferrell’s in it. Pier 46, Charles St at the Hudson River (hudsonriverpark.org). Fri 21 at 8:30pm.
Twilight...and an audience-choice movie at the Central Park Film Festival
This short series, which started earlier this week, seems to have a thing for smooth, mysterious men. Cases in point: Shaft (Wed 19), Ocean’s Eleven (Thu 20) and Twilight (Fri 21). To cap off the fest, though, you get to pick the night’s star. Go online to vote for a Saturday 22 screening of Men in Black, Goldfinger or Desperately Seeking Susan. Central Park, Rumsey Playfield, enter at Fifth Ave and 69th St (212-310-6600, centralparknyc.org). Through Sat 22; 8pm, gates open 6pm.
Fame at SummerScreen
After a cancellation due to rain earlier this month, you get a second chance at Fame. McCarren Park, enter at Bedford Ave and North 12th St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (summerscreen.org). Wed 26 sunset.
Edward Scissorhands at Movies with a View
Before he was a pirate, before he was a public enemy, before he was a recluse who lived in France with a smokin’-hot baby mama, he was...a guy with scissors for fingers who shared an all-too-brief screen moment with Vincent Price. Empire--Fulton Ferry State Park, entrance at Dock and Water Sts, Dumbo, Brooklyn (718-802-0603, brooklynbridgepark.org). Aug 27; DJ 6pm, movie sunset.
Passport Fridays at the Queens Museum of Art
QMA has more than just movies; it offers a dance performance, a concert and a film from a featured country each week, showing off the borough’s international communities. Two editions remain: Bangladesh (Fri 21), screening Brick Lane (pictured), and Taiwan (Aug 28). Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows--Corona Park, Queens (718-592-9700, queensmuseum.org). Fri 21, Aug 28; 6:30--10pm.
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