Coney Island Flicks on the Beach
by Mallory Passuite, 05/16/2011
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Visit Coney Island, Brooklyn's storied seaside playground, for free movie screenings on the beach this summer. Coney Island Flicks on the Beach, presented by Epix, Verizon FiOS, NYC & Company and the Coney Island Development Corporation, takes place through September 17. The series includes a lineup of favorites both classic and new—everything from Annie Hall to Rango. Pack some snacks and a blanket and head out to Coney Island to make a day of it; shows start at sundown. See the schedule below:
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
The '70s disco-kid flick stars a young John Travolta in an Oscar-nominated performance as Tony Manero, a Brooklyn teen who works a dead-end job and suffers from "night fever," but knows how to boogie it off. The film is famously set in NYC, largely in the now-closed Bay Ridge disco 2001 Odyssey.
This animated comedy-western follows Rango (Johnny Depp), a domesticated lizard, as he stumbles upon a town in the Old West and winds up becoming sheriff, only to brave a rattlesnake showdown.
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Now that the world knows the double identity of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) as the armored superhero, everyone wants the Iron Man technology. Stark refuses to hand it over. But the evil Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) has built his own weapon to retaliate.
Annie Hall (1977)
Woody Allen and Diane Keaton star in this romantic comedy as a neurotic yet charming New York couple who fall in love after an awkward meeting, flirt in Central Park, argue over lobsters in the Hamptons and, eventually, split.
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)
Watch the Biebs prepare for his first sold-out show at New York City's Madison Square Garden. This documentary is titled for his song and mantra: "Never Say Never."
How She Move (2008)
After her older sister dies suddenly, a talented teen flubs her chance at a private-school scholarship and moves back home to her family's crime-ridden neighborhood. But after she earns a spot on a respected step crew, she discovers how her dance skills can deliver the future she dreams of.
Top Gun (1986)
Revisit the time when Tom Cruise was Maverick, a too-cool-for-school Navy fighter pilot recruit, fueled by the need for speed. The hit film celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Cher plays Loretta, a widowed, 30-something Brooklyn bookkeeper who, while indifferently engaged to Johnny (Danny Aiello), falls for her fiancé's estranged brother, Ronny (a young, hairy and angry Nicolas Cage).
For more information on this and other film festivals around New York City this summer, visit epixhd.com/freeforall.