Alamo announced today that it’s booking City Point/Downtown Brooklyn’s “Outer Space Outdoors” series, taking over Albee Square every Thursday in June. In keeping with the space theme, they’ll show Close Encounters of the Third Kind on June 7, Men in Black on June 14, Space Jam on June 21, and Gravity on June 28. DJ sets start at 7pm and the opening credits roll at 8pm.
Alamo might want to reconsider Space Jam, since Nitehawk is showing the cult Looney Tunes/Michael Jordan mashup on August 8. Its Summer Movie Under the Stars series, in Prospect Park’s Long Meadow North, will also feature The Wizard of Oz on July 18 (proceeded by Highline Chamber Ensemble’s jazz trio), Alice in Wonderland on July 25 (with Morricone Youth), and West Side Story on Aug. 1 (with Skyline Salsa Band). The pre-shows begin at 7pm with the flicks following shortly after sundown.
Then again, Alamo might be hard-pressed to find another space-themed movie that isn’t getting special play elsewhere. E.T. is being screened along with a live orchestra in Newark on June 2, and 2001: A Space Odyssey is getting a 70mm rerelease this week as well as an orchestral screening at Lincoln Center in September.
Editor’s Note: The original version of this post was revised to clarify Alamo’s role in the Outer Space Outdoor’s series.