Late Summer movies are notoriously terrible, which is why this August we’re turning our spotlight on the beautiful losers of film; the men and women who taught us that we can all be heroes. At Midnight, we’re going back to when New York was a dingy deathtrap with our I <3 New York Horror series and we conclude our Bill Murray series with two of his best films: Caddyshack and Rushmore.


August 1; 8pm | Cafe | Free
Movie Trivia Night

Nitehawk’s all movie trivia takes place in the first week of every month in our downstairs cafe. Categories range from Orson Welles deep cuts to romantic comedies starring smiley, handsome people. Free drinks, multimedia games, old-fashioned games like Build-a-Title and all sorts of prizes go to the winner.


August 2 & August 3; Midnight | Tickets
New York Horror: Maniac Cop (1988)

No good cop/bad cop, just bad cop. Maniac Cop. About a killer on the loose in the city dressed up as one of New York’s finest and it’s up to two B-movie icons to stop him: Bruce Campbell AND Tom Atkins.


August 2 & August 3; Midnight | Tickets
Nitehawk Naughties: Wild Things (1998)

Sleazy cinema at its best, John McNaughton’s steamy Wild Things is an everglades noir about a Florida guidance counselor who’s accused of raping a pair of seductive students.  When the fate of a large settlement comes into question, a detective suspects a conspiracy between the three may be a brewin’.

A film furiously masturbated to by an entire generation.


August 3 & August 4; Brunch | Tickets
Country Brunchin’: Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)

From the Kentucky hill country to the stage of the Grand Ol’ Opry, Coal Miner’s Daughter recounts the life of country superstar Loretta Lynn, which earned Sissy Spacek, who also sings in the film, an Oscar.

A strong supporting cast includes Tommy Lee Jones as Lynn’s filandering husband, Beverly D’Angelo as Patsy Cline and Levon Helm as Lynn’s Coal Miner father.

Lil’ Mo and the Monicats will be playing a pre-show serenade while you order your eggs.


August 3 & August 4; Brunch | Tickets
We Can Be Heroes: Sleeper (1973)

Woody Allen’s sci-fi comedy about… well, Woody Allen in the future. Care to step into the orgazmatron?


Mondays at 10pm | Cafe | Free

Simpsons Club
Simpsons Club continues in August with the second half of Season 5, where things start to get really weird: Lisa takes on the Malibu Stacy Empire, Bart gets a pet elephant, and Homer gets launched into space. I, for one, welcome out new insect overlords.


Tuesdays at 9pm | Cafe | Free

Reel to Real
Some of our favorite music videos from the old school, the new old school and the new school (… I think that makes sense), Reel to Real is a two hour block of videos, mini-docs, and news items in the cafe highlighting some of the best videos from different regions, styles and eras in hip hop. Here’s a look at what’s up in August:

  • August 6: Leaders of the New School
  •           Featuring: Kendrick Lamarr, Flatbush Zombies, Odd Future
  • August 13: Longhorn Born
  •            Featuring: Geto Boyz, Riff Raff, Mike Jones
  • August 20: Rap City Rhapsody
  •             Featuring: Basement Freestyles, Organized Konfusion, Erule


August 7; 7:15pm | Tickets
Spirit Dinner & a Movie: Gangs of New York (2002)

For our special screening of Martin Scorsese’s violent and grand Gangs of New York in 35mm, we’ve invited Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog to team up for a special Spirit Dinner to go along with the movie. Tickets include several fancy cocktails from Dead Rabbit paired with food from our kitchen that’s inspired by the film.

It amounts to a lot of meat, brown liquor and violence.


August 9 & August 10; Midnight | Tickets
Live + Sound + Cinema: Dark Star (1974) with Black Lodge

John Carpenter’s spaced out Space Odyssey, Dark Star, takes place on an starship scouting the far reaches of space for unstable planets to destroy. On the 20th year of their solo mission, space exploration has gotten… well… boring, as the bleary-eyed crew has to deal with increasingly weird and dangerous ship malfunctions. Loneliness is a bitch.

To accompany the movie, loud and awesome metal band Black Lodge will play their own score to Carpenter’s trippy early-work.


August 9 & August 10; Midnight | Tickets
New York Horror: Zombie (1979)

A horror masterpiece, Zombie is Italian director Lucio Fulci’s greatest work that’s loaded with tons of unforgettable scenes of grotesque violence. Not only does Fulci subject you to what happens when an eye meets the business end of a pointy stick, he also includes the greatest sequence ever put on film: a grudge match between a zombie and a pissed-off tiger shark.


August 10 & August 11; Brunch | Tickets
Music Driven: Lightening Bolt: The Power of Salad (2002)

Rhode Island based noise group Lightning Bolt is loud as shit. For almost 20 years, the group’s been blowing away crowds with their intense (and LOUD, Jesus Christ, I can’t iterate that enough) live shows. In The Power of Salad, filmmaker Peter Glantz follows the group around the country, recording several of their unforgettable (loud!) shows with interviews interspersed throughout.

Glantz will be at both screenings for a Q&A by Noisey staff. See you at Hypermagic Mountain.


August 10 & August 11; Brunch | Tickets
We Can Be Heroes: The Big Lebowski (1998)

The legendary beautiful loser himself, The Dude, finally comes to Nitehawk for a pair of brunch screenings as part of our “We Can Be Heroes” series. Burn one for Donny and come see The Dude try to get his rug back one more time.


August 16 & August 17; Midnight | Tickets
Nitehawk Nasties: I Spit On Your Grave (1978)

The nastiest entry of an already nasty genre, I Spit of Your Grave is one of the noteworthy in the brutal rape/revenge genre. A troubling piece of exploitation, the film also tries for a pro-feminist under-current, empowering its victim to unleash vile retribution on her attackers.

Its’ feminist angle doesn’t really work, and while it’s a difficult movie to sit through, its interesting to watch it try.


August 16
Prince Avalanche (2013) Opens – 2 MIDNITES ONLY


August 17 & August 18; Brunch | Tickets
Art Seen: Beautiful Losers (2008)

A documentary about the dorky outsiders in art — DIY guys, graffiti artists, skateboarders, and punk kids — whose unique styles came to dominate the art world. Includes interviews with Harmony Korine, Shepared Fairey, Margaret Killigan, Ed Templeton and more.


August 17 & August 18; Brunch | Tickets
Spoons, Toons and Booze

Spoons, Toons and Booze: a lot of shouting and games and cartoons. Put booze in your cereal or put cereal in your booze. We don’t really care either way. It’s sort of like childhood, but better (because drinking)


August 23
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013) Opens


August 23 & August 24; Midnight | Tickets
New York Horror: New York Ripper (1982)

A deeper Lucio Fulci cut (ha), New York Ripper sets a cruel serial killer on the loose in New York City when it was at its sleaziest. Both bizarre and intensely violent, the killer in New York Ripper strikes with knives and razors, dragging them slowly over all kinds of body parts you really would rather not see sliced in half. Quack, quack.


August 23 & August 24; Midnight | Tickets
The Works: Bill Murray: Caddyshack (1980)

Your dad is right: it’s the funniest damn movie out there. Now be good and go get me another beer.


August 24 & August 25; Brunch | Tickets
We Can Be Heroes: The Jerk (1979)

“Well, I don’t know,” your dad continues as you give him his third beer, “Steve Martin was pretty good in The Jerk though. ‘When I was born, I was a young black child?’ That cracks me up.”

Your dad’s right again.


August 24 & August 25; Brunch | Tickets
Live + Sounds + Cinema: It (1927) with DjangOrchestra

Thought lost for many years, a copy of the 1927 romantic comedy It resurfaced in Prague in the 60’s, saving it from obscurity. The film stars the original “It” girl, Clara Bow, as a shop girl with eyes for her boss.

The film will be scored by present-day “It” girl Mary Alouette and he gypsy jazz band, DjangOrchestra.


August 27; 9:30pm | Tickets
VICE Presents: The Film Foundation Screening Series
The Red Shoes (1948)

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s masterpiece, The Red Shoes, features one of the most beautifully executed sequences in film history as Moira Shearer dons the titular Red Shoes in a powerful, 15-minute ballet performance. We’ve joined up with Vice and Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation to secure the foundations beautifully restored 35mm print of the film — it’ll never look better.


August 30
Drinking Buddies (2013) Opens


August 30
The Grandmaster (2013) Opens


August 30 & August 31; Midnight | Tickets
New York Horror: Frankenhooker (1990)

Looking for some action? This goofy, gross-out classic, Frankenhooker, takes Mary Shelly’s Gothic classic and lets 1980’s New York City whore all over it. Instead of convicts, this film’s mad scientist uses parts from dismembered hookers to reconstruct his dead fiance. When she comes to life and heads back to the corner, it’s lights out for New York’s lowlife population.

Don’t even get us started on the exploding crack-whores and whatever the hell this thing is.


August 30 & August 31; Midnight | Tickets
Moulin Rouge (2001) Singalong

Secret Formula, the guys behind Spoons, Toons and Booze, invite you out to a special screening of Moulin Rouge, where the you guys can sing along to this woman dying of tuberculosis. We’ll provide plenty of booze to get you warmed up.


August 31 & September 1; Brunch | Tickets
We Can Be Heroes: Rushmore (1998)
We close out our The Works – Bill Murray series with one of Bill’s best performances: industrialist Herman Blume, a miserable old shit who meets his match in Max Fischer, a Rushmore Academy student whose affiliations include:

Yankee Review – Editor-In-Chief, Publisher, French Club – President, Model UN – Russia, Stamp & Coin Club – Vice President, Debate Team – Captain, Lacrosse Team – Manager, Calligraphy Club – President, Astronomy Society – Founder, Fencing Team – Captain, Track & Field – JV Decathlon, 2nd Chorale – Choirmaster, Bombardment Society – Founder, Kung Fu Club – Yellow Belt, Trap & Skeet Club – Founder, Rushmore Beekeepers – President, Yankee Racers – Founder, Max Fischer Players – Director, Piper Cub Club – 4.5 hours logged, and Kite Flying Society – Co-Founder.


August 31 & September 1; Brunch | Tickets
Car Wash (1976)
Special for Labor Day: the little-seen classic “Car Wash,” a funky comedy set in an racially diverse Los Angeles car wash. Features performances from both Richard Pryor and George Carlin, the film bounces from one goofy situation to the next over the course of one long-ass day washing cars.