As if those Rockaway film fests weren’t exciting enough, the good news for al-fresco cinephiles keeps coming. Films in Tompkins sends word that it’s hosting its first ever “food fair” at Thursday’s screening of Chinatown.
Sure, the grub that’ll be offered in Tompkins Square Park from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. comes from vendors that are nearby anyway, but they’re some pretty great vendors, including the arepa maestros over at Caracas and their neighbor, Luke’s Lobster. In addition, GG’s will be serving slices of its grandma pie for $4, Boulton & Watt will be scooping $5 bowls of guacamole, and you can get your first taste of the truly awesome pastrami sandwich over at Avenue A’s newfangled deli Harry & Ida’s ($7 for a half, $13 for the beast).
Thursday’s opening band, Youth and Vanity (a fixture over at Ducks Eatery), goes on at 7:30. The film, selected by none other than Matthew Broderick, screens at sundown.