DUMBO — The reRun movie theater has reopened to once again serve the indie flick-loving, beer-sipping crowds as well as the neighborhood's growing creative community.
The DUMBO movie house, known for its repurposed minivan seats and bar access, has a full slate of movies and events slated for upcoming months after going dark last August.
The theater at 147 Front St. is currently screening indie action-suspense-thriller "Skid Row," about a police hunt for an L.A. serial killer. There are also plans in the works for showing B movie horror films on Wednesday nights and "open screen" Tuesdays that allow local filmmakers to bring in a DVD and show their work.
Among the signs of the growing film community in the neighborhood is the recently launched Made in NYC Media Center, which has attracted hundreds of new creative professionals with its work spaces, editing rooms and screening theater at 30 John St.
"With the character of the neighborhood changing so dramatically we needed a few months off to think about what would be best for the theater and the community," said owner Jason Stevens. "We are still screening indie films but also added some more opportunities for people in the film industry and the local community to socialize and network."
ReRun opened in 2010 next to reBar, the popular gastropub owned by the same owners, where patrons could order gourmet snacks and craft beers to bring with them to screen obscure films.
Two years later Stevens partnered with the Independent Filmmaker Project to screen festival films along with international movies and documentaries.
Now Stevens' goal is to engage Brooklyn's creative community and give them a space that feels like home.
He plans to add more new programs and events to reach his goal in coming months.
"We will do a lot of testing and get a feel for what people are interested in," he said. "But this should be a place where people take off their shoes and get comfortable."