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Brooklyn Exhibition Spaces
Posted October 12, 2010 to photo album "Brooklyn Exhibition Spaces"
As part of Movie City Brooklyn, Nick Dawson takes a trip around some of the most interesting places to catch a movie in the New York borough.
Slide 4: reRun Gastropub Theater
Summer 2010 seems to have been the time to start your own eatery-cum-movie theater, as this was when not only indieScreen but also the reRun Gastropub Theater opened their doors. The venue, located in DUMBO (that’s Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, in case you were wondering…), is a revamped version of the reBar drinking hole owned and run by Jason Stevens. It has a very distinctive, quirky look (it’s made almost entirely of recycled materials), and screens week-long runs of homegrown indie movies which have gathered buzz on the film festival circuit but not yet made it to a theater near you. (The venue’s curator, Village Voice film critic Aaron Hillis, programs neglected new films such as Frank V. Ross’ Audrey The Trainwreck, plus ultra-rare cult titles like Trent Harris’ The Beaver Trilogy, which stars a young Sean Penn in drag.) “The cinephiles will come out to see the things they can’t see anywhere else,” Stevens told the New York Times, “but it’s definitely a date-night thing.” The space, in which the bar is almost within arm’s reach of the aisle seats, was conceived as being an indoor drive-in theater, while the food on offer – gourmet riffs on popcorn, hot dogs, and pretzels, with ice cream sandwiches for dessert – reinforce the old-fashioned vibe.