Laughter and Adventure For All in This Week’s Midnight Movie at The Sunshine

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The Midnight Movie at The Sunshine offers up fun for the whole family this weekend with everybody’s favorite fairy tale (and comedy/adventure), The Princess Bride. Perhaps one of the most quoted films of all time, director Rob Reiner expertly mans the helm of the adaptation of William Goldman’s novel. Silliness and swordsmanship abound in the witty screenplay.  The superb cast features a young Carey Elwes and Robin Wright along with comedy and stage veterans Mandy Patinkin, Peter Falk, Wallace Shawn and Christopher Guest, not to mention fantastic cameos from Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, and Peter Cook. $10 // Friday and Saturday at Midnight // 143 East Houston Street.

Weekend Guide

What’s on our calendar for the weekend?  Well, we have our (previously noted) Weekend Music Picks, shows from Joey Arias and Kate Clinton, a festival of Art in Odd Places and — a few other items of note:

  • This week’s Midnight Movie at the Sunshine is Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Terry Gilliam’s fantasmagoric odyssey based on Hunter S. Thompson‘s book of the same name.  The film is an underrated tribute to the late “gonzo” journalist and features two thrilling and quite brilliant performances from Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro. $9.99 // Fri. and Sat. at midnight // 143 E. Houston.
  • The Nuyorican Poets Cafe‘s Poetic Heritage Festival continues with SLAM REVIVAL on Friday Oct. 1st at 7pm,  starring past & present Nuyorican Slam Team members  Jared Singer, Caroline Rothestein, Ken Arkind, & Carlos Andres Gomez.  This Saturday through Monday, the cafe will present a staged reading of SHANGO DE IMA by Pepe Carril and adapted by Susan Sherman.  The readings will be directed by award-winning director Rome Neal with the Orisha music performed by Grammy-nominated Wilson “Chembo” Corniel. Also starring Audelco Award-winning actor Lloyd Goodman.  $10 // 7pm // 236 East 3rd Street.
  • The New Amsterdam Market is back down at South Street & Peck Slip on Sunday from 11a – 4p with a slew of local vendors and purveyors offering L.E.S.  favorites like Saxelby Cheesmongers to Rick’s Picks to Luke’s Lobster.

Midnight Movie at the Sunshine – 2001: A Space Odyssey

This week’s midnight movie at the Sunshine Cinema is Stanley Kubrick‘s classic sci-fi film, 2001: A Space Odyssey – and it’s showing all three nights of our long weekend holiday.  The film opened to mixed reviews (way back in 1968!) but is now on many “Best Films of All Time” lists.   $9.99 // Fri., Sat., Sun. at midnight // 143 East Houston Street.

Memorial Day Weekend Guide

We’ve got plenty of ideas for your “stay-cation” this Memorial Day Weekend.  If there are other L.E.S. events or activities that you’d like us to know about, please email us.

The weather might be too warm to resist taking a field trip over to Pier 40 for some FREE kayaking, brought to you by the NYC Downtown Boathouse.  Usually only available on weekends, they’ll be open this Monday for the holiday.  Walk-ups are welcome from 9a – 6p with the last boat going out at 5:30p.