This holiday season, relive nostalgic, cartoon-filled Saturday mornings — with booze.
With cocktails and an all-you-can-eat cereal buffet, Williamsburg’s Nitehawk Cinema will screen cartoons from Christmas past in a holiday event like no other.
“They’ll show ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas,’ on TV, but they sure as hell won’t show you the ‘Darkwing Duck’ Christmas special,” said event organizer and co-host Michael Austin of Secret Formula Productions, who added that his selection also includes the rare “He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special,” which only aired once in the 1980s before being banished to VHS obscurity.
At the “Spoons Toons and Booze Christmas Special,” attendees can vote for which cartoons will be screened from a selection of more than 80 different series from the 1940s through the 1990s, including the “Flintstones,” “Pinky and the Brain,” and “The Real Ghostbusters.”
There are two ways to vote — either reign victorious during the stand-up comedy and cartoon-and-cereal-themed trivia in between episodes, or drink.
The winner of the trivia match will get to choose one of the four cartoons to be viewed on the big screen, while the final cartoon is chosen by ballot. The more cocktails audience members drink, the more ballots they get.
“It’s about revisiting your childhood and the things you loved as a kid, but with a completely new adult perspective that sometimes is fueled by alcohol,” said Austin, who will be dressed up as Santa Claus.
Boozing it up at this event won’t be hard to do with the ample cocktail menu that includes festive raspberry, chocolate, and mint variations on white Russians.
The milk-based vodka and Kahlua mixed drink is best topped with a handful of Cocoa Puffs, said Austin.
Letting go of inhibitions and getting into the spirit of the holidays, theater-goers can also get their photo taken on Santa’s lap.
“Spoons Toons and Booze Christmas Special” at Nitehawk Cinema [136 Metropolitan Ave. between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, (718) 384–3980]. Dec. 8, Dec. 9, 12 pm, $11.