Light in the Plaza: New outdoor movie series starts Downtown

Weather permitting: “Singin’ in the Rain,” one of the greatest musicals of all time, will have a free outdoor screening tonight at the Plaza at 300 Ashland.
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Bring some popcorn for these free movies!

Starting tonight, you can enjoy a movie under the stars in America’s Downtown every Tuesday in August.

The local business-boosting group Downtown Brooklyn Partnership has teamed up with Brooklyn developer Two Trees and the Brooklyn Academy of Music to host the “That’s Entertainm­ent!” series of outdoor films this month, with the goal of bringing the community together to enjoy the new outdoor space the Plaza at 300 Ashland, said the head of the quasi-public group.

“What better way to celebrate summer than with outdoor movies? We invite Brooklynites to join us for this fun summer series and get to know the great new plaza, Downtown Brooklyn’s newest public space,” said Regina Myer.

The movies, starting at 7 pm each Tuesday from Aug. 7–28, will play on a 13-foot-wide digital screen that will be brought in for the events.

The plaza has built-in stadium seating, but viewers can also bring chairs and blankets to spread out on the flat bricks closer to the screen.

Each of the four films features a different look into the not-always glitzy and glamorous world of Hollywood. The lineup includes:

“Singin’ in the Rain” on Aug. 7

A 1952 musical-romantic comedy about the Hollywood transition from silent films to so-called “talkies.”

“Hollywood Shuffle” on Aug. 14.

A 1987 satire about the stereotypical roles available to African-American actors in film and television.

“Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” on Aug. 21

A 1988 blend of live-action and animation, about a detective who helps a cartoon rabbit to prove his innocence when he’s accused of murdering a Hollywood bigwig.

“Fame” on Aug. 28

A 1980 coming-of-age film about young men and women who audition for the New York High School of Performing Arts.

That’s Entertainment! at the Plaza at 300 Ashland (at the corner of Lafayette and Flatbush Avenues in Fort Greene, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 at 7 pm. Free.=

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Posted 12:00 am, August 7, 2018
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