The dam has broken and the summer movie lineups are rushing through, albeit a few weeks (or so) ahead of the warm weather.
Brooklyn Bridge Park is continuing its 17-year tradition of showing films on its lawn every Thursday evening across eight weeks in July and August.
Among this year’s Movies With a View are George Lucas’s 1973 classic coming-of-age film American Graffiti, Ava DuVernay’s 2014 chronicle of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1965 voting-rights march, Selma, and Prince’s 1984 cult classic Purple Rain.
The evenings will kick off at 6 p.m. with short films curated by BAMcinématek and music from a variety of Brooklyn Radio DJs. There also will be a bike valet provided by Transportation Alternatives.
Check out the complete movie lineup:
July 7: Singin in the Rain’
July 14: Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
July 21: Purple Rain
July 28: It Happened One Night
August 4: American Graffiti
August 11: Selma
August 18: A League of Their Own
August 25: Audience pick
An average of 7,000 fans are anticipated to attend the viewings, so be sure to nab a spot on the grass early.
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