The inaugural ‘Outer Space Outdoors’ movie series will feature blockbusters such as Men in Black, Space Jam and Gravity throughout the month of June.
Summer in Brooklyn means one thing for sure: lots of outdoor fun. Just in time, even if summer still seems to be warming up, Alamo Drafthouse and Downtown Brooklyn Partnership are teaming up to bring the “Outer Space Outdoors” movies to Albee Square. The free weekly movies series will take place every Thursday throughout the month of June and marks the first time that Alamo Drafthouse will bring its programming to the great outdoors of Downtown Brooklyn.
“Outdoor movies are a New York tradition and the Outer Space Outdoors series offers us the rare opportunity to bring our favorite films to this classic Brooklyn venue,” said Alamo Drafthouse program manager Cristina Cacioppo. “We hope our regular audience of moviegoers will join neighbors and visitors alike in watching fan favorites, cult classics and blockbusters outside this summer.”
As the name of the series suggests, all the films have an outer space or alien theme. The weekly series will kick off on June 7, with Close Encounters of the Third Kind, followed by Men in Black on June 14, Space Jam on June 21, and concludes with Gravity on June 28. Each week, the family-friendly event will kick off promptly at 7:00pm with a pre-show DJ set, giving viewers enough time to settle in with their blankets for the 8:00pm movie start.
“What better place to enjoy ‘Outer Space’ movies than under the stars?” said Downtown Brooklyn Partnership President Regina Myer. “Albee Square is a great neighborhood spot and we look forward to welcoming Brooklynites and visitors from across the five boroughs to join us for fun flicks throughout June.”
The outdoor movie series is also an extension of Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s ongoing summer events series “Downtown Brooklyn Presents” which includes fitness and dance classes, performances and live music. Brooklynites can learn more about these happenings here.