Friday, June 09, 2006

"The Warriors" at Coney Island

This is only partly on-topic for this blog, but I thought it was such a great idea I had to mention it! There's going to be a series of "classic" movies screened on location (!) in August, courtesy of Netflix. The first one will be The Warriors, the late-70s cult favorite about gangs in New York City. A gang from Coney Island has to make it back home, through the territory of other gangs, and mayhem ensues. It will be shown August 2nd, at Coney Island. That's so cool.

From the AP article:
"Field of Dreams" will be shown at the Dyersville, Iowa, baseball field surrounded by cornstalks. "Jaws" will be played at Martha's Vineyard, Mass., and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" will get a screening by the Cedar Lane Water Tower in Northbrook, Ill.

Other stops include Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo., and the classic Western "The Searchers" at Gouldings Lodge in Monument Valley, Utah.

Director Kevin Smith and cast members are expected to be on hand for a screening of "Clerks" at the Quick Stop in Leonardo, N.J. Other screenings will include activities related to the films, like raft floating in the ocean during "Jaws."

Also to be screened on location is the Coen brothers'"Raising Arizona" at the Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction, Ariz., "The Poseidon Adventure" on the H.M.S. Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif., and Clint Eastwood's "Escape From Alcatraz" on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco.
(Image by d.r.lynch, some rights reserved)

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