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August 25, 2010

Godfather: Part II Screened for Free in Manhattan

Posted by on Aug 25, 2010

This is an event that makes me wish the site had been created earlier, so we could post about it before it was just about over.  Levi’s, in partnership w/ the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain of movie theaters, has been putting on the 2010 Rolling Roadshow.  Classic movies, shown for free in the cities in which they are set. That idea is just so damn cool I don’t even know where to begin.  The Godfather: Part II will be showing in Manhattan.

Hit the jump for the details.

I still have yet to decide whether the first or second Godfather movie is better, so what that means is that this Friday, August 27 at 8 PM at 350 Grand Street in Manhattan, there will be a free screening of one of the two best movies of all time.  At least by my count.  The whole concept behind this movie tour is just fantastic, and is excellently summed up by a clip from the tour’s website:

Blues Brothers, screened outside the actual Joliet Prison.  Dirty Harry, screened in Washington Square Park in San Fran, where the action is set.  On the Waterfront, in Hoboken, on an actual waterfront.  All of these make me sad that I hadn’t heard the details of the tour beforehand.  But at least I can still go see the Godfather: Part II, on an actual rooftop overlooking Little Italy, young Don Corleone style.

I am definitely looking forward to this tour next summer.