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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 6: Summer Screen
While Movies with a View has set the standard for free outdoor film series in Brooklyn, Summer Screen (started in 2006) has also established itself as a highly popular event over the past few years. Organized by The L Magazine (a free, hip NYC listings guide), Summer Screen – just like Movies with a View – has had a recent change of venue. It first set up home in the defunct McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg, but with the outdoor events venue now being returned to its initial incarnation as a public baths, Summer Screen moved across the road to the grassy expanse of the McCarren Park ballfields. While Movies with a View caters to a diverse audience, Summer Screen is aimed at a younger audience, as evidenced not only by the programming choices (their definition of “classic movies” is 80s nostalgia and 90s cult films) but also the liquor license (Brooklyn beers on tap!) and live bands playing before certain movies. One can get a sense of the quintessential Summer Screen experience from the call to action on the series’ website (which refers to Kathryn Bigelow’s Point Break): “Bring a blanket, drink beer, eat tacos and quote "Vaya con dios" with 3,000 other Patrick Swayze fans.”