It is no surprise that New York City is one of the most filmed locations in the world. Ever wondered what Brooklyn – the most populous borough of New York City is like for the movie lovers?
From dozens of filming locations to movie trivia to Movies With A view, it will dazzle the cinephile in you.
Renowned for its amusement parks, beaches, and seaside resorts, Coney island offers a perfect summer weekend getaway for New Yorkers. This historic neighborhood in Brooklyn was featured in movies such as “Requiem for a Dream” (2000), “Men in Black 3” (2012), “The Warriors”(1979), “Uptown Girls” (2003), and “Annie Hall” (1977) and TV shows such as “Mr.Robot”, “Seinfeld,”,”Ugly Betty”, and “Wizards of Waverly Place”, and is glorified for its freak shows and rickety old roller coaster.
Bonus: If you find yourself in Brooklyn between Sept. 8 and Sept. 10, you’ll be right in time for the Coney Island Film Festival, which features more than 100 films screened over one packed weekend in Coney Island. Buy tickets online for this movie marathon.
Master Theater, near Brighton Beach, is just a short stroll from Coney Island. Formerly known as Millenium Theater, Master Theater is a grand 1,326-seat concert hall with theatrical events and programs by Russian performers. Over the years, world-class violinists, ballet and drama troupes, and pop performers have graced the theater with their presence. Buy tickets to this cultural delight.
Acclaimed as a splashy neighborhood and a foodie paradise, Williamsburg, the epicenter of Brooklyn is also a prime place for art, live music, and comedy shows in the city. The Brooklyn International Film Festival happens right in Williamsburg each June. Visit Brick Theater in Williamsburg for a state-of-the-art theatrical experience.
Videology Bar and Cinema
Also, stop over at Videology Bar and Cinema, which offers cozy movie screenings and video rentals. The independent micro-cinema offers unique 40-seat screenings for movie buffs. It also hosts a popular movie and television trivia competition each week. Watch your favorite indie films while eating snacks and sipping cocktails and beer from the in-house bar.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park is a sustainable 85-acre park stretching 1.3 miles along New York City’s East River shoreline. It offers recreational activities to its residents, including Movies With A View.
Spend your summer nights under the stars watching your favorite classic films with a view of the dazzling Manhattan skyline. Movies With A View occurs every Thursday in July and August. Since 2000, this eight-week series has gained a massive audience and now attracts around 7,000 ardent movie lovers to each screening.
St. Ann’s Warehouse
If you’re up for a cultural extravaganza, watch a show at St. Ann’s Warehouse, which hosts theatrical and opera-related events. It also serves as a global cultural platform for emerging artists as well as American avant-garde masters. St. Ann’s Warehouse, located right in Brooklyn Bridge Park was formerly a tobacco warehouse. You can book tickets for a show online.
Brooklyn has a lot up its sleeve for movie lovers, and it offers some of the most economical stay options in New York City. Look for hotels in Brooklyn that are convenient to the activities you wish to enjoy.
So, when are you off to Brooklyn? If you think I missed any events, let me know in the comments below.