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Up on the Rooftop
Are you tired of going to the theater
to see yet another summer blockbuster
even more ridiculous than the last
one? Well, unstick your shoes from the
theater floor and get outside—and
onto a roof—to see your next flick.
Rooftop Films is a not-for-profit
organization that, surprise, shows
films on rooftops in New York City.
Shows run weekly June through
September, with additional events the
rest of the year. Rooftop Films shows
short and feature-length independent
films, and the organization’s goal is to
create a filmmaking community that
bridges cultural boundaries, bringing
“the underground outdoors.”
Admission is $8 to $10, depending
on the film.
So, how do you know if a film will
be playing on a rooftop near you?
Visit rooftopfilms.com for venues.
Some open-air cinemas include
the roof of the Old American
Can Factory in Gowanus (Brooklyn),
the Solar One pier on the East River at
23rd Street (Manhattan), Fort Greene
Park (Brooklyn), and the roof of the
Brooklyn Navy Yard in Fort Greene.
Want to set up your own screening? No problem. Rooftop Films can
help with that, too. Just visit its website for information about renting
projection, audio and camera equipment. Popcorn not included.
The crowd on the roof of The Old
American Can Factory in Gowanus,
Brooklyn, on June 10, 2006, with
the moon rising behind.
PHOTO: X SAXRXAXHXXPALMER
Ah, the silver screen
against the nighttime
sky. Find a rooftop
near you by visiting