‘That’s Entertainment!’ is a part of the ‘Downtown Brooklyn Presents Series at The Plaza at 300 Ashland’ which also features concerts, theater shows, poetry readings and dance classes.

Photo courtesy: Two Trees Management

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) is teaming up with BAMcinématek for a new outdoor movies series titled That’s Entertainment!, happening every Tuesday at 7;00pm throughout the month of August at The Plaza at 300 Ashland in Downtown Brooklyn.

Each film featured in That’s Entertainment! will offer viewers a peek behind the showbiz curtain. The four films curated by BAMcinématek, follow love and laughter in 1920’s Hollywood, struggling actors trying to break into the film industry, a famous cartoon rabbit and teenagers looking for fame.

“What better way to celebrate summer than with outdoor movies?” said Downtown Brooklyn President Regina Myer. “We invite Brooklynites to join us for this fun summer series and get to know the great new plaza, Downtown Brooklyn’s newest public space.”

Singing in the Rain. Photo credit: Arts Journal

THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! MOVIE LINEUP

August 7 
Singing in the Rain

MGM’s classic musical about Hollywood’s painful — and always hilarious —  transition from silents to sound.

August 14
Hollywood Shuffle
Limited to stereotypical roles, an actor dreams of making it big. The film takes a satiric look at the African American actors’ experience in Hollywood.

August 21
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (30th anniversary)
A Toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit’s only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murdering the head of a Hollywood studio.

August 28
Fame
A musical look at the hopes and heartaches of a group of young, aspiring students at the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.

That’s Entertainment! is a part of Downtown Brooklyn Presents at The Plaza at 300 Ashland, which sits at the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, adjacent to the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Fort Greene, Boerum Hill and Park Slope.

Fame, the 1980’s musical classic. Photo credit: Timeout.

Downtown Brooklyn Presents is a series of events which will include not only films but also concerts, theater performances, dance and fitness classes, poetry readings and community gatherings. For this inaugural season, DBP has partnered with local organizations such as Mark Morris Dance Group, Brooklyn Public Library, TFANA, BRIC Arts Media and BAM. These events are all free and open to the public, with the goal of serving the Downtown Brooklyn neighborhood and NYC’s cultural community at large.

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Andrea Leonhardt

“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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