What is BBQ Films?
BBQ Films is a cinema social club that hosts a curated menu of mainstream & indie films, popup style around the city, complete with matched meals and beverages. Each event is supported by a community of intrepid volunteers and local sponsors called the “Film Crew,” who take each BBQ Films movie off the screen and make it come to life.
The concept was born in 2007, when a few friends invited their neighbors up to their rooftop in Spanish Harlem to screen the “Blues Brothers”. The grill was lit, and a cooler was brought upstairs, and the film series was launched. Over time, others were invited, including directors to screen their documentary films, professors from local Universities to lead discussions, and local chefs to try out exciting meals. Eventually the crowd outgrew the roof, and BBQ Films was born.
BBQ Films believes that “good films are good stories well told” and asks, “what builds community more than sharing food, drink, and stories with friends?” They are dedicated to creating movie night events and pop-up cinema parties in NYC and Brooklyn. Their continuing goal is simply to connect their guests with good film, good food, good folks, and a good time.
Let us know how to reach you on our mailing list page if you want to hear about future events and check back for more info on our public pop-up movie night parties. Want to stay up to date with BBQ Films on social media? You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter @bbqfilms!
BBQ Films only works because of the efforts of our volunteers and sponsors. Check out who keeps us running at BBQ Film Stars.