Beloved outdoor movie series returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park for 21st season

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Movies With A View will return to Brooklyn Bridge Park this August.
Brooklyn Bridge Park

Gearing up for for its 21st season this August, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has announced the return of Movies With A View.

Every Thursday from Aug. 5-26, moviegoers can sit at Harbor View Lawn at Brooklyn Bridge Park and enjoy a movie at sundown.

This year’s theme, following a difficult year due to the coronavirus pandemic, is “grit,” featuring movies that tell the stories of persistence and determination.

“We can’t wait to celebrate together with an amazing lineup, ‘grit,’ featuring fun and heartwarming stories of perseverance and resilience — something we can all relate to after 2020,” said Nancy Webster, executive director of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy.

The pre-movie line-up includes a DJ curated by Brooklyn Radio and a short film from local filmmakers and curated by BAMcinematek.

Movies With A View will also feature some of NYC’s favorite food and drink vendors from Smorgasburg along the Pier 1 Promenade. Beer and wine concessions will be available for purchase for adults 21 and over.

“Brooklyn Bridge Park has been such an important refuge for so many the past year, and we are now very excited to welcome back one of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s most loved events,” said Brooklyn Bridge Park President Eric Landau.

Since its launch, Movies With A View has attracted more than 500,000 moviegoers to Dumbo and has become one of New York City’s favorite film series.

Pack a blanket and bring a friend to Brooklyn Bridge Park for one of four outdoor films this summer.Brooklyn Bridge Park

“Movies With A View is the Conservancy’s signature summer event and we look forward to welcoming back visitors for the official return this August,” Webster said.

Doors will open and live music will start at 6 pm, while the films will start at sundown (approximately 8:30 pm each night). Moviegoers are advised to bring a blanket, and those traveling by bike can take advantage of complimentary bike valet.

The Movies With A View schedule is as follows:

Aug. 5: Shaun of the Dead (2004 comedy horror directed by Edgar Wright)

Aug. 12: Patti Cake$ (2017 drama directed by Geremy Jasper)

Aug. 19: Akeelah and the Bee (2006 drama directed by Doug Atchison)

Aug. 26: Karate Kid (1984 marital arts drama directed by John G. Avildsen)