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Movies With A View: How Stella Got Her Groove Back

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Harbor View Lawn
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Celebrate the return of Movies with a View and our 22nd season of Brooklyn’s beloved outdoor film series!

On Thursday, July 28 join Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy for How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998, rated R, 124 minutes), as part of our 2022 theme “Away We Go”.

Unlucky-in-love stockbroker Stella (Angela Bassett) jets to Jamaica with her gal pal Delilah (Whoopi Goldberg) for some fun in the sun. There, the 40-year-old working woman has an island fling with Winston (Taye Diggs) — a handsome 20-something. When it’s time to return to California, Stella realizes that she’s developed real feelings for her new man. But, with their distance from each other, not to mention their disparity in age, does a real relationship stand a chance?

Lawn doors open at 6pm and the movie begins at sundown (around 8:30pm). Smorgasburg will provide tasty treats and drinks all evening along the Pier 1 promenade, now starting earlier at 5pm, featuring a selection of NYC’s favorite food vendors! Beer and wine concessions will be available for purchase for adults 21 and over.

The pre-movie lineup includes DJ Ayanna Heaven brought to you by Brooklyn Radio, and a short film Everything Must Go (directed by local filmmaker Alisha Liu), selected by BAM Film.

Thanks to our movie sponsor, Etsy!

Free bike valet will be available thanks to Transportation Alternatives.

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This event is part of the Festival of New York!

Movies With A View FAQs

  • Is Movies With A View free?

      Yes, Movies With a View is free. If you would like to support the Conservancy’s work providing New Yorkers with hundreds of free and low cost events and activities like Movies With A View, consider making a donation here.

  • Can I bring my own food?

      Of course. Feel free to bring in your own food, but outside alcohol is still prohibited on the lawn. To that end, be advised that bag checks will be conducted at the entrance.

  • Is registration required to attend?

      All MWAV nights will be open to the public, first come, first served – no advanced registration is required. We recommend arriving early to claim your spot on the lawn when doors open at 6pm.

  • When should I come?

      Food and music start at 5:00 PM on the Pier 1 Promenade, the lawn opens at 6:00 PM, and movies begin at sundown (around 8:30pm). We recommend arriving early to move through bag check, stake out a good spot, and take in the spectacular skyline!

  • Can I bring my own chairs, or my dog? What can I bring?

      No and no unfortunately. Chairs (other than wheelchairs) are not allowed on the lawn, so please bring your own blanket. Dogs are not allowed on the lawns at any time, per Park rules.

      There is limited reserved seating at the top of the lawn (on the hardscape) for people who require physical accommodations. Please see a Conservancy staff member at one of our welcome tents upon arrival to inquire.

  • Why is there a bag check?

      Outside alcohol and glass bottles have always been prohibited in the Park. With food and drink options from Smorgasburg, we want to remind you of this policy in order to ensure the safety and security of moviegoers.

  • Will food and drinks be available for purchase?

      Yes! This year, we’re partnering with Smorgasburg to bring in sweet treats, savory snacks, and drinks — including beer and wine — to the movies. See the vendor line up here.

  • Where can I park my bike?

      We are happy that Transportation Alternatives will once again be providing free bike valet services for moviegoers at the Pier 1 Turnaround lot off Furman Street.

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