Do you miss going to the movies? Syndicated Brooklyn, the theater/kitchen/bar mashup, is showing films outside on a 14-foot-wide white screen on its brick facade to customers ordering drinks and food (from its crowd-pleasing wings and seasoned popcorn to the new Pink Flamingo made with Mezcal, fresh watermelon juice, ginger syrup and lemon). Don't worry, seats are covered and heated, so showings are only canceled in extreme weather.
Syndicated has some "house rules:" There are no tickets—seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Everyone must social distance, too.
Syndicated's managing partner Tim Chung said he and his staff decided to move screenings outside because it "became clear that we were not going to be able to have people in our space, both our bar and our theater for some time."
"Since indoor dining and moviegoing feels so uncertain right now, why not try to maximize the outdoor space that we are currently allowed to use? A lot of our customers have been expressing how much they've missed coming to the movies here and so we wanted to try and give them the next best thing," he added.
Most films will play twice: 5:30 and 8pm. You'll want to follow along on Instagram to keep up with what's going on.
The calendar is as follows:
March 3: Set It Off
March 4: The Killing
March 5: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
March 6: Inside Man
March 7: Widows
March 8: That Thing You Do!
March 9: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
March 10: Josie and the Pussycats
March 11: Almost Famous
March 12: Freaky
March 13: Possessor
March 14: The Invisible Man
March 15-16: Ammonite
March 17: The Luck of the Irish
March 18-21: Promising Young Woman
March 22: The Straight Story
March 23: The Elephant Man
March 24: Twin Peaks Fire Walk With me
March 25: Lost Highway
March 26: Mulholland Dr.
March 27: Dune
March 28: Blue Velvet
March 29: First Cow
March 30: The Assistant
March 31: Never Rarely Sometimes Always