See Free Outdoor Movies this Summer at Knockdown Center

Magdalena Waz


Knockdown Center — Maspeth’s huge event, art, and music space — will give us another late summer opportunity to get our fill of free outdoor movie screenings. Starting on Friday, August 11, new and classic movies will screen in multimedia center’s outdoor space lovingly referred to as the Ruins.

The series kicks off with the superb horror film “Get Out,” written and directed by comedy genius Jordan Peele, about a black man whose white girlfriend takes him home to meet her parents in a creepy, middle of nowhere location where something very nefarious is going on.

After the opening night, the series slides into some summer movie staples. But let’s face it, we’re not going to pass up an opportunity to see “The Big Lebowski” on the big screen. 

Here’s the full schedule:

8/11   “Get Out”
8/18  “Witches of Eastwick”
8/25 “Natural Born Killers”
9/1    “The Big Lebowski”
9/8   “Good Fellas”

You can expect themed cocktails and live music starting at 8 p.m. before the movies start playing at 9 p.m. 

If you haven’t been to Knockdown Center yet, the space is well-worth the short walk or bus ride up Flushing Avenue. Built in 1903, the center originally served as a glass factory and then as a door factory. Now, it provides a unique setting for 50,000 square-feet and three acres of art and music. 

Don’t forget to RSVP for free entry!

Featured image courtesy of Knockdown Center.

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