With a multiplex on the way and a recently opened art-house theater, it seems like Williamsburg residents will no longer have to hop on the L train to fulfill their cinema needs. But more theaters does not always equal more options. After all, multiplexes tend to play more wide-release films like Garfield than Alphaville. And who wants to see a lasagna loving cat for a cool $13? Luckily there’s some underground options popping up catering to film snobs and the culturally-deprived alike.
Spectacle, is a non-profit venue located in South Williamsburg that plays with the typical concept of movie screenings. From hard to find out-of print films, to childhood favorites like Baron Von Munchausen, they offer a rotating selection of performances and screenings that are uniquely refreshing. They even employ the old practice of playing live music in accompaniment to silent films, which is a rare thing to find these days, even in New York. And for “theatre” not “theater” buffs, there are also monthly performances from Dome Theater.
And I know how much “Anti-Facist” can work up an appetite, so there will also be popcorn and various beverages for sale at the theater. Check out their full schedule HERE, and get tickets early, since like most underground venues, seating is limited and strictly reserved for cool kids like yourself, only.
124 S 3rd St
Between Bedford & Berry [Williamsburg]