Last week, after more than two years of anticipation, Williamsburg dine-in theater Nitehawk Cinema announced it was finally ready to open its revamp of the former Pavilion theater in Park Slope. Now Nitehawk has shared Wednesday’s opening slate of films, tickets for which are currently on sale.
On the marquee is a Bedford + Bowery favorite, The World Before Your Feet, the Jesse Eisenberg-produced documentary about one man’s quest to walk every street in New York City. Also on tap are The Favourite, Shoplifters, Free Solo, Green Book, and Mary Poppins Returns, although that last film’s stars, Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, just released a no-talking PSA for Brooklyn’s other dine-in theater, Alamo Drafthouse.
Opening Thursday is Aquaman and coming Dec. 25 is Adam McKay’s head-scratching Dick Cheney biopic, Vice. January will bring Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight followup, If Beale Street Could Talk. Nitehawk, which usually pairs custom cocktails and dishes with its films, hasn’t released the Prospect Park menu yet, but you have to imagine that, in Cheney’s honor, they’ll serve a Texas Buckshot in lieu of a Kentucky Buck. (Spoiler alert: Cheney shot someone in the face.) This much is certain: A new “Dine & Dash” option will allow moviegoers to pay for meals without having to sign the check during the film, which is always super annoying.
Nitehawk Prospect Park is at 188 Prospect Park West; head on over here to buy tickets.