And thus begins March at Nitehawk: bad children, Patrick Swayze, comedic stylings, VHS screenings, apocalyptic visions, delicious specialty cocktails, themed menu, and genius rockers. 

UPDATED on Monday, March 5

Click right here to watch the Nitehawk Cinema feature on the Today Show!

Nitehawk was also voted the Best First Date Spot (though why stop at the first?) in New York by New York Magazine. We are feeling the love.

Dinner and a movie may be the classic American date, but Williamsburg’s newest (and only) movie theater, ­Nitehawk Cinema, has improved upon the age-old formula: You eat and drink while you’re at the theater. Nervous? Have one of the boozy themed cocktails (the Freudian Slip for A Dangerous Method, say) before the onscreen romance heats up. Peckish? Munch on the savory, but not-too-heavy, mushroom croquettes or the popcorn sprinkled with curry and cayenne. By the time the credits roll, you’ll be in perfect shape for a film-banter-driven nightcap.

Movie News

We Need to Talk About Kevin and Better than Something: Jay Reatard open this week which means good times with new food and drink specials…

We Need to Talk About Kevin 
Kevin brings the term “bad seed” to a whole new level.

Drink Special – Nobody’s Child
Soho Lychee Liqueur and Prosecco, garnished with a lychee
Named after the song in the film, it’s inspired by the scene after the little sister loses an eye, and cuts to Kevin at a restaurant eating a lychee in a very suggestive-of-eyeball manner. Yum!

Food Special – Savory Tomato Cobbler
Savory tomato and blood orange cobbler with a gruyere biscuit

Better than Something: Jay Reatard documentary
“I was tossed into this place and I’ll be tossed out. All the stuff in-between is a big fucking fight”

Drink Special – PBR
Food Special – Apple Pie Bun Topped with American Cheese

This weekend our Crazy for Swayze month officially kicks off with brunch screenings of Dirty Dancing. Remember that Saturday is a straight screening and that Sunday the Raspberry Brothers will be providing comedic commentary during the film. Take your pick!

Lions and Lambs kicks off with John Carpenter’s dystopian classic Escape from New York. We could go on and on about how awesome Snake Plissken is but you already know that, don’t you?

And remember Hatched’s VHS Vault Mondays (selected by blog editors Caryn Coleman and Kris King) begins this Monday, March 5, at 8pm with five episodes of Get a Life.

Press Time

Nitehawk got some great press this week. We were featured in the “Serving Nostalgia at Nitehawk Cinema and IFC Center” New York Times article and our Beverage Director Jen Marshall concocted nine specialty drinks in honor of the Oscars that was a ten-page feature in Saveur

In Other News

And finally, the L Train is closed again this weekend (boo) but Hatched has you hooked up on how to get here