FORT GREENE — As Brooklyn eagerly awaits the opening of Alamo Drafthouse, the Austin-based theater chain is giving cinephiles a sneak peek of its programming with three free outdoor screening parties this summer.
Alamo Drafthouse will play three fan favorites starting next weekend at Fort Greene Park, and each showing will begin with one of the theater’s signature themed over-the-top parties.
The festivities will begin with Christopher Guest’s mockumentary "Best in Show" on May 27, where dog owners will be encouraged to bring their pets and parade them in a pre-movie dog show.
Bowie fans will get to sing along on June 3 to Alamo’s celebrated version of "Labyrinth." Moviegoers who show up early will get free souvenir props to use during the screening.
And on June 10, kids of all ages can relive the journey of "Finding Nemo" with a costume party a week before the release of sequel "Finding Dory."
“We’re excited for the opportunity to finally share movies with the community before our venue opens,” NY Creative Manager and Programmer Cristina Cacioppo said in a statement. “With the Brooklyn sky as our roof, these Fort Greene Park screenings represent the perfect opportunity to meet our new neighbors and introduce them to Alamo Drafthouse.”
Each party will begin around 7:30 p.m. at the Myrtle Avenue lawn, near the entrance at North Portland and Myrtle avenues, and movies will begin at sundown, according to Fort Greene Park’s programming and development manager Julian Macrone.
“The Fort Greene Park Conservancy has worked hard for over 17 years to bring quality programming to Fort Greene Park,” Macrone said in a statement. “This partnership with Drafthouse perfectly represents how accessible entertainment can benefit park life, and we’re grateful that we can work with our new neighbors to help meet our community’s needs.”
The seven-screen theater is in its final phase of construction at the new City Point development at 445 Gold St., at the intersection of Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue.
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