Movie Under the Stars Line-Up.
May 18, 2018 alice in wonderland,brooklyn,eric L. Adams,long meadow,new york,outdoor films,prospect park,prospect park alliance,space jam,summer movie under the stars,west side story,wizard of oz
About a month ago, while we were waiting for it to feel like spring, we were fantasizing about mid-May. Today, which is a chilly and gray day, we’re looking further ahead as we have realized that this spring is not going to give us consistently warm weather. So, let’s think of the summer! What do we think of when we think of New York summers? Free outdoor films! Many have not announced their line-up yet but the Prospect Park Alliance along with Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams is presenting Summer Movie Under the Stars, which pairs not only films but live musical performances beforehand, and that schedule has just been announced. See below and click here for more info!
The full line-up and pre-film musical acts are as follows:
Wednesday, July 18 – The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Get lost in the Land of Oz with Dorothy, Toto and the rest of the gang
Musical entertainment: Highline Chamber Ensemble’s jazz trio playing 1930s and 40s standards and songs from the soundtrack
Wednesday, July 25 – Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Young Alice stumbles into Wonderland and meets a cast of characters in her quest home
Musical entertainment: Morricone Youth provides some pre-film psychedelic tunes
Wednesday, August 1 – West Side Story (1961)
An updated adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, Tony and Maria fall in love in 1950s New York
Musical entertainment: Inspired by the vibrant score and soundtrack, Skyline Salsa Band will get the audience on their feet with salsa numbers
Wednesday, August 8 – Space Jam (1996)
The Looney Tunes seek out Michael Jordan to help them win a basketball match
Musical Entertainment: 80s and 90s R&B, hip hop and dance hits provided by Brooklyn’s own DJ Dr. Israel