It’s all about talking apes, robots from the future and the space-time continuum this September, as Nitehawk travels every which way through time with a new month-long series Find The Time. We’re also starting up a new series of The Works highlighting the career of everyone’s favorite American member of Monty Python, Terry Gilliam (he’s the only American Python, so there’s that). And if that weren’t enough, naked cheerleaders!

planet of the apes

September 6 & September 7; Midnite | Tickets

Find the Time: Planet of the Apes (1968)
We’re starting off our month-long time travel series, Find the Time, with the ultimate in bleak, Twilight Zone-y sci-fi: 1968’s Planet of the Apes. Marvel as astronaut Charlton Heston attempts to escape the furry-fist of a highly-evolved race of oppressive apes, only to discover that his long journey through the stars didn’t take him as far as he thought.


September 6 & September 7; Midnite | Tickets

[adult swim] Presents: The Heart She Holler (2013)
On Thursday, September 5, [adult swim] will be coming into Nitehawk to premiere five new episodes of The Heart She Holler along with special guests Patton Oswalt and Executive Producers John Lee and Alyson Levy — unfortunately for you, that sold out pretty quickly. Fret not, though, we’ve added two midnight screenings on Friday and Saturday to fill the hole in your heart that’s reserved for inbred hicks vomiting blood on one-another. Just another day in Heartshe Hollow.


September 7 & September 8; Brunch | Tickets

Country Brunchin’: City Slickers (1991)
Brooklyn country-jazz group Honeyfingers will be playing a set for this month’s Country Brunchin’ feature City Slickers, where Billy Crystal heads up a band of city-boys as they head out on the range under the harsh tutelage of Oscar-winner Jack Palance


Mondays; 10pm | Café | Free

Simpsons Club
After a couple of off-week, Simpsons Club returns in September every Monday with 4 episodes a week from our personal favorite season of the show, Season 6, where the show comes full form into its second phase; evolving from heart-felt family comedy in its first few seasons to a sitcom so densely packed with jokes that the episodes wash over you like a machine gun.


September 10; 6pm | Free (Reserve)

Nitehawk Outdoors: Chicago (2002) White Party
For our second outdoor screening at Havemeyer Park, we’re hosting a White Party set to the back-drop of R0b Marshall’s jazz-age musical Chicago. Don your best whites for a night on the grass with beer from Brooklyn Brewery, food from Brooklyn Star and a set from hot-jazz group Dreamland Orchestra before the film. Yes, it’s after Labor Day, but who are you? My mother?


September 12; 9:30pm | Tickets

The Deuce: Vice Squad (1982)
In the prime time of New York City’s peep show and stab-wounds days, the row of movie theaters on 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues became known as The Deuce. We’re celebrating this infamous block with a new monthly series of the kind of sleazy films that made the block great. First up: the violent action classic, Vice Squad.

foxy brown

September 13 & September 14; Midnite | Tickets

Live + Sound + Cinema: Foxy Brown (1974) with Morricone Youth
Sweet, sweet Foxy Brown. She may be a beauty, but she’ll blow you away. When her boyfriend gets taken out by members of an underground drug racket, Foxy infiltrates the underworld masquerading as a prostitute and starts taking out motherfuckers left and right. Morricone Youth will be returning to Nitehawk to provide their funky live score to the film.

It’ll probably sound like this: Wacca-chicka, wacca-chicka, wacca-chicka, wacca-chicka.


September 13 & September 14; Midnite | Tickets

Find the Time: Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
The greatest action film of all time might also be the greatest sequel of all time, James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day takes the fast and cheap sci-fi frame of the original and ratchets it up to an epic scale. Watch as two robots twist time and space in order to change the fate of mankind — if that’s even possible.


September 14 & September 15; Brunch | Tickets

Music Driven: This is England (2006)
A portrait of Thatcher’s England from the perspective of a twelve-year-old boy just trying to get on with his skinhead mates. Touching on the politics of the time, Shane Meadows’ film is a portrait of England in the early 80’s set to a soundtrack of ska, punk and new wave. Bucket, from the band The Toasters, will be doing a Skype Q&A after the film.


September 14 & September 15; Brunch | Tickets

The Works: Terry Gilliam: Time Bandits (1981)
With our Bill Murray series finished, it’s time we turn our attention to another of our favorite talents for The Works: Terry Gilliam. We’re starting things off with Gilliam’s time twisted fantasy Time Bandits, about a time-hopping troupe of dwarves on the hunt for treasure.


September 17; 6pm | Free (Reserve)

Nitehawk Outdoors: Goldfinger (1964) with Morricone Youth
Morricone Youth will be joining us for our second free outdoor screening at Havemeyer Park playing a set before the first truly great Bond film: 1964’s Goldfinger. 

fast times

September 18; 7:15 | Tickets

Beer, Dinner and a Movie: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) with Lagunitas
Oh, man Phoebe Cates coming out of the swimming pool…. Hm? Ah, right. California brewer Lagunitas will be coming for a special beer dinner paired to Amy Heckerling and Cameron Crowe’s Fast Times at Ridgemont High. We’ll be pairing the movie with food inspired by the film along with a long list of Lagunitas beers. Now go away, this picture of Phoebe Cates isn’t going to stare at itself.


September 20 & September 21; Midnite | Tickets

Find the Time: The Dead Zone (1983)
A brush with a nurse, visions of fire. A firm handshake, the end of the world. After emerging from a coma, the seemingly normal Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) discovers that he’s able to see into a person’s past, present and future through simple contact. But, as Smith investigates the depths of his new power, he discovers that knowledge of the future grant the power to change a person’s fate, or even punish atrocities before they’re committed. 

12 Monkeys

September 20 & September 21; Midnite | Tickets

The Works: Terry Gilliam: 12 Monkeys (1995)
When a devastating disease drives humanity underground, the remnants of society begin shipping convicts back in time to sort out just what happened in the time-period at the brink of mankind’s fall. When convict James Cole (Bruce Willis) offers to go back in exchange for a pardon, he finds himself in the late-90’s investigating a terrorist organization known as The Army of the Twelve Monkeys, seemingly led by a fanatical mental patient (Brad Pitt).


September 21 & September 22; Brunch | Tickets

Art Seen: La Jetee (1962) and Slow Action (2011)
Our September Art Seen program visits the realm of science fiction and post-apocalyptic representations with Chris Marker’s La Jetée (1962) and Ben Rivers’ Slow Action (2011). Artist Film Club presents: Slater Bradley’s she was my la jetée and FRIEZE VIDEO: Remembering Chris Marker.


September 21 & September 22; Brunch | Tickets

Spoons, Toons & Booze
It’s a Music Driven Spoons this month with a selection of Saturday Morning fair all having to do with rock stars, band break-ups, and probably more than a few terrible songs sung by cartoons. It’s fine though, that’s what the alcohol’s for.


September 24; 9:30pm | Tickets

VICE Presents: The Film Foundation Screening Series: Paths of Glory (1957)
This month, go into the hell of World War I trench warfare, where generals toss human lives into the meat grinder of no-man’s land for petty victories that cost countless lives. When a fruitless attack on a German controlled stronghold fails, enraged commanders demand blood, and court-marshal three of their own soldiers for cowardice.

We’ll be presenting Martin Scorsese’s personal restored 35mm print of the film provided by UCLA and The Film Foundation. Complimentary Larceny Bourbon at the after-party.


September 26; 9:30pm | Tickets

Music Driven: Wild Style (1983)
The genre-defining psuedo-doc Wild Style celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this year and we’re celebrating with a special screening of the film with director Charlie Ahearn in tow. The film follows Zoro, a wily graffiti artist, as he makes his way through parties, train yards and concerts illustrating all five elements of the burgeoning New York hip-hop scene: rap, break-dancing, graffiti, scratch, and beat-boxing.


September 27 & September 28; Midnite | Tickets

Find the Time: Donnie Darko (2001)
After a plane engine crashes through the bed of young Donnie Darko, the troubled teen begins experiencing visions of a man in a mangled rabbit costume compelling him to vandalize and destroy property in the lead-up to the end of the world. As Donnie continues to dissociate from reality, he begins to see the fabric of space and time warp around him as he tries to decipher what will happen in 28 days, 06 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds.


September 27 & September 28; Midnite | Tickets

Nitehawk Naughties: Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976)
Why, oh, why could I not go to this high school? At Aloha High, the cheerleaders spend their days doing drugs, having sex and just generally being naked as much as possible. At my high school a girl got kicked off the squad for throwing up at practice. She was drunk, but still, come on. Support naughtiness, cheer the cheerleaders. Director in person!


September 28 & September 29; Brunch | Tickets

Live + Sound + Cinema: Metropolis (1927) with Black Lodge
The utopian society of Metropolis unravels when the son of the city’s main planner realizes there is an entire network of underground workers/slaves. Subsequently, he falls in love with the leader of the underground workers movement in society “Maria” who prophetically claims a savior will come to send the class war. Fritz Lang’s science-fiction masterpiece Metropolis is a Vamps and Virgins Live Sound Cinema event with a live score by Black Lodge.


September 28 & September 29; Brunch | Tickets

Find the Time: Back to the Future (1985)
In Back to the Future, all it took to crack the code of time travel was mad scientist, a slip on the sink and just a little plutonium to kick it into gear. In this essential time-crossed comedy, Marty McFly finds himself on a quest to save himself from annihilation when he ventures back 30 years and accidentally woo’s his own mother away from his father. Now will someone please tell me, what the hell is a jigawat?