These upcoming screenings, q&as, and open cereal bars have us Reel Psyched.
It was on this day 45 years ago that the Beatles moved into the Apple Records headquarters in London, where a huge chunk of “Let It Be” was recorded and where their last-ever rooftop performance was held.
So why not celebrate like a true fan and head on over to Boulevard Tavern for a screening of their debut film “The Magical Mystery Tour”? We know the film has no direct connection to the Apple headquarters (other then it being the Beatles), but maybe you wanted an excuse to drink $6 martinis, indulge in a $5 all-you-can-eat BBQ and watch a free Beatles movie at 11 p.m. on a Monday. Now you have one.
“Magical Mystery Tour”
The first Beatles film was poorly received by the public and caused Paul McCartney to actually apologize for it at the time. Years later people started seeing the genius in the unscripted Beatles flick and McCartney himself even came around to saying he liked it. Typical Paul.
Boulevard Tavern, 579 Meeker Ave, Greenpoint; 11 p.m.; Free
“The Artist” (Williamsburg Summer Nights: Movies in the Park)
What happens to a silent film star when talkies take over and silent films go the way of the compact disc? This Academy Award-winning flick has the answer!
East River State Park, 90 Kent Ave, Williamsburg; 6 p.m. (Film begins at 8:30 p.m.); free
“Here’s looking at you, kid.” Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, a love triangle, whiskey, and a lot of controversy. It won three Academy Awards upon its release and is considered one of the greatest Hollywood films of all time.
Huckleberry Bar, 588 Grand St, Williamsburg; 9 p.m.; Free
“Dazed and Confused”
Oh, high school! Richard Linklater’s best-known film takes its name from the Led Zeppelin song of the same name and can cause horrible flashbacks to days when wedgie week, freshman beat downs and freaks vs. jocks was a thing (even if it is set in 1976).
Sunshine Cinema, 143 E. Houston St, Lower East Side; 7 p.m.; tickets $13.50
SK8 Nite 2 with Stale Bagel
This night hosted by Jayme Lemperle (stalebagel.tumblr.com) is dedicated to all things skateboards. And because we obviously love skateboarding we’re going. Here’s hoping for a collection of slams at the end of the night, cause that’s always the best and worst part of every skateboarding video.
Spectacle Theater, 124 S. 3rd St, Williamsburg; 8 p.m.; $5
“The Romney Years” + musical performances
A dark comedy centered around a bachelor party in the sticks of Pennsylvania with a soundtrack comprised of all Brooklyn-based artists. Bands on the soundtrack will perform both before and after the screening.
Cantina Royal, 58 N. 3rd St., Williamsburg; 6 p.m.; free
“Enter the Dragon” (Part of SyFy Movies with a View)
The first Chinese martial arts film to be produced by a major Hollywood studio, “Enter the Dragon” tells the story of Lee (Bruce Lee), a martial artist who agrees to spy on a drug lord using his invitation to participate in a martial arts tournament as cover. We know this is a little bit outside our area but with the recent passing of Jim Kelly (he plays Williams) and our love of Kung-Fu flicks, we couldn’t resist including it.
Brooklyn Bridge Park (Harbor View Lawn), 334 Furman St, Dumbo; 6 p.m.; Free
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
“As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster.” And so begins the tale of Henry Hill, Jimmy Conway and the rest of the fellas. Martin Scorsese’s gangster film masterpiece based on the book “Wise Guy” by Nicholas Pileggi.
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg; midnight; tickets $11
“The Act of Killing” + a q&a with the filmmaker
Joshua Oppenheimer’s look at Anwar Congo and his crew that led anti-communist death squads in Indonesia in 1965 (killing over a million people) is not your average documentary. Oppenheimer has asked Anwar and his friends to reenact the murders they committed, and they agree with enthusiasm, actors, elaborate sets and costumes. But as the violent scenes come to life Anwar begins to feel remorse and unease. Oppenheimer will appear for a Q&A after the 7:30 p.m. shows and will introduce the 10:30 p.m. shows on Friday and Saturday.
Sunshine Cinema, 143 E. Houston Street, Lower East Side; 7:50 p.m.; tickets $13.50
SATURDAY and SUNDAY
“Spoons, Toons and Booze”
Did you know about this? Two hours of cartoons, special cocktails like “The Sonny” (a White Russian topped with Cocoa Puffs) and an open cereal bar- all the sugary cereal you can stomach! It’s grown-up brunch time with cartoons ranging from classics from the ‘30s to sexy adult cartoons of the ‘90s.
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg; 11:45 a.m.; tickets $15