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Monday, January 18, 2016

Great Drinks, Wonderful Movies, Gowanus: Check Out Halyards Cinematheque

(photo credit: Bar Halyards)
What could be better than the pairing of great cocktails with a wonderful movie on a cold winter night in Gowanus? If you agree, you may want to head over to Bar Halyards at 406 3rd Avenue tonight for a free screening of Stanley Kubrick's 1956 film noir "The Killing." 

Or if you prefer, stop by tomorrow eve for "Harry Potter And the Prisoner Of Azkabar."
Did I mention free pop-corn will be served as well?

Halyards Cinemateque features movies in the cocktail bar's back room every Monday and Tuesday night at 8 pm.  (Check the schedule here.)  

Here is more on this week's movies:

January 18, 2016
at 8:00 pm

Stanley Kubrick’s account of an ambitious racetrack robbery is one of Hollywood’s tautest, twistiest noirs. Aided by a radically time-shuffling narrative, razor-sharp dialogue from pulp novelist Jim Thompson, and a phenomenal cast of character actors, including Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Timothy Carey, Elisha Cook Jr., and Marie Windsor, The Killing is both a jaunty thriller and a cold-blooded punch to the gut. And with its precise tracking shots and gratifying sense of irony, it’s Kubrick to the core.

January 19, 2016
at 8:00 pm

It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.


chance bliss said...

thanks for the heads-up. i had been there once before in the middle of the week, well over a year ago, and not much about the experience stood out - but movie nights, especially during the winter months, are always tempting.

Katia said...

That's what I thought, Chance Bliss.

Anonymous said...

I really dig Halyards, nice cozy cocktail bar. Probably my favorite spot in Gowanus ever since Draft Barn closed (which is amazing to say considering 10 years ago the only game in Gowanus was Canal Bar).