The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is the only performing arts center in the country with two mainstage theaters and a multiplex cinema. Opened in 1988, BAM Rose Cinemas gives audience members access to independent films not shown in the borough. Its four screening rooms offer new releases, programs, and film series throughout the year. Whether you’re an aspiring actor or a full-blown movie buff, a trip to this state-of-the-art cinema is a must.
Top 3 Programs at BAM Rose Cinemas
Presenting classic films, premieres, festivals, and more, BAMcinématek is Brooklyn’s only daily year-round repertory film program. Audiences are often treated to special appearances by filmmakers, actors, and critics. Upcoming screenings include:
- Desperate Hours: The Films of Michael Cimino (Sept 29 – Oct 6, 2016): In this film series, BAMcinématek pays tribute to the late Michael Cimino, the most audacious and controversial American filmmaker to emerge during the legendary New Hollywood era of the 1970s.
- Peter Brook: Behind the Camera (Oct 10 – 20, 2016): Like his theater productions, Peter Brook’s films are an ongoing search for the truths of human nature. BAMcinématek surveys his adventurous film work in this ten-day series.
- 13 Cats (Oct 21 – Nov 3, 2016): Just in time for Halloween, 13 Cats showcases some of film’s freakiest felines. From demonic furballs to sharp-clawed psycho-killers, there’s nothing cuddly these hellcats!
- That’s Entertainment!: MGM Musicals Part II (Nov 18 – Dec 8, 2016): BAMcinématek celebrates the biggest and most innovative films of Hollywood’s Golden Age in MGM Musicals Part II. This series explores the genre’s heydey in the 1950s, its decline in the 1960s, and its postmodern revitalization in the 1970s and ’80s.
2. Senior Cinema
Senior Cinema is a monthly repertory film series at BAM Rose Cinemas where moviegoers 65 years and older can enjoy free admission with complimentary popcorn and soda. Audiences may choose from a variety of classic films including The Preacher’s Wife, Dirty Dancing, An American in Paris, and more.
3. Shakespeare On Screen
Are you a fan of Shakespeare? Check out the world-class productions of his most beloved plays at BAM Rose Cinemas! These glistening HD films showcase Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and more performed by The Royal Shakespeare Company, Julie Taymor, The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
Head to the Brooklyn Academy of Music website for showtimes of all programs listed above.
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