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Check Out the 2019 Summer Movie Lineup

June 17, 2019

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams  and Prospect Park Alliance, in partnership with Nitehawk Cinema, present Summer Movies Under the Stars. Back for a third year, the Prospect Park community is invited to enjoy this popular summer series of free movies on Prospect Park’s scenic Long Meadow, preceded by live entertainment, three consecutive Wednesday evenings starting July 17, with a rain date of August 1. Entertainment begins at 7 pm, followed by the movie screening at dusk.

This year’s series celebrates women’s voices in cinema by highlighting three fan-favorite films: Brave (co-written and co-directed by Brenda Chapman), Love and Basketball (written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood), and Babe: Pig in the City (co-written by Judy Morris). Each film is unique in its storytelling about bravery, love and expanding horizons, and what better way to celebrate these themes than with our friends, families and community.

“I am proud to be joining Prospect Park Alliance and Nitehawk Cinema to announce our annual Summer Movies Under the Stars. This series is a great opportunity to bring Brooklynites together to enjoy some free entertainment while taking in the natural wonders of Prospect Park. The movies being shown this year were all written and/or  directed by women, and feature strong female characters who overcome trying circumstances and teach valuable lessons about courage, selflessness, and perseverance. We hope these films inspire young women throughout the borough and beyond to pursue their dreams and embrace challenges. We look forward to seeing everyone there,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams.  

“Prospect Park is Brooklyn’s Backyard, and what better way to gather with friends and neighbors than a free summer movie under the stars,” said Sue Donoghue, president of Prospect Park Alliance. “A big thanks to the Borough President, who has been a steadfast supporter of the Park, and also to Nitehawk Cinema for creating such a wonderful line up of movies.”

Love and Basketball (2000)
Wednesday, July 24

Two next-door neighbors in Los Angeles, California who are pursuing their basketball careers end up falling for each other. A DJ set by
Dr. Israel before the film showcases the film’s love of R&B & hip hop from the 80’s, 90’s, and early aughts.  

Brave (2012)
Thursday, August 1, Please note: This is a rain date screening

A Scottish girl determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. Paying homage to Brave’s Scottish roots there will be a live performance by Kings County Pipe Band, founded in 2010 in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  

Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
Wednesday, August 27, Please note: This is a rain date screening

Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett’s farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe must go to the big city in to save the farm. The pre-movie entertainment is a tribute set dedicated to director George Miller by Morricone Youth, a NYC band dedicated to writing, performing and recording music written for the moving image.

RSVP today to let us know you’re attending these Summer Movies Under the Stars. This event is free and open to the public, and RSVPs are not required for entry.


A Summer Movie Under the Stars is made possible with additional support from HBO, Ponce Bank, AARP, Metro Plus, Modern MD, JP Morgan Chase & Co and the NYC & Company Foundation.