‘Crooklyn’ is the winner of the city’s ‘One Film, One New York’ competition which brings film-loving New Yorkers together by watching one great movie at the same time

New Yorkers were asked, and they spoke: Spike Lee’s “Crooklyn” is the chosen winner of the city’s “One Film, One New York” competition, a fun initiative to bring film-loving New Yorkers together by watching one great movie at the same time. Spike Lee’s classic will be screened citywide on September 13 – for free.

As part of the “One Film, One New York” initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, New Yorkers were invited to cast their vote for one of five movies, preselected by NY Times film critics. The five finalists were: “Desperately Seeking Susan,” “New York, New York,” “On the Town,” “The Wedding Banquet” and “Crooklyn.”

Written and directed by Spike Lee in 1994, “Crooklyn” is a semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973. It’s a slice-of-life story that depicts Brooklyn in the 1970s, complete with kids being kids, while their parents are trying to make ends meet –  accompanied by the finest ’70s music and a special cameo by Mr. Lee himself.

See below where you can go to watch “Crooklyn” in Brooklyn. Movie times may vary so please check the websites of the venues.

  • Fort Greene Park, Rain location: McCarren Play Center
  • BAM Rose Cinemas — 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 (Screening begins at 9:30pm. Seating is limited, tickets will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis.)
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema  – 445 Albee Square W #4, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Screening begins at 5:00pm and tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis in the lobby at a check-in desk.)
  • Nitehawk Cinema — 136 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
  • Williamsburg Cinemas — 217 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Screening begins at 1:00pm. Tickets are available for pick up now through September 13 at the box office.)
  • Cobble Hill Cinemas — 265 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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  1. Hi ! Cobble Hill Cinema says tickets for “Crooklyn” on Wed, Sept 13, 2017 are not free.
    as stated. Cost is $20 per ticket.

    1. Greetings, Leslie. According to the official One Film, One New York initiative, all screenings should be free. I just called Cobble Hill Cinemas and they may have given you false information. They now just confirmed with me that tickets are free. You will have to pick them up in person and they have already started to give them away. Enjoy the film!

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