Courtyard Cinema Is The New ‘Sunset On The Beach’ But Like 900 Times Better

Call it “Sunset On The Brise.” Courtyard Cinema is a new monthly outdoor film series held in the courtyard of the beautiful IBM Building with food trucks, special guests, and live music. The next film, on Wednesday, July 9, is Ping Pong Summer.

It’s another in a series of free, community-oriented events organized by Ward Village, and the product of a collaboration with Consolidated Theatres and organizers at the Hawaii International Film Festival who curate the programming—for its premiere, in June, they screened the Italian surf film Bella Vita and used HIFF’s cache to bring in the filmmaker Jason Baffa for an audience Q&A.

Ping Pong Summer is an American comedy by Michael Tully that stars Susan Sarandon, Amy Sedaris, and Judah Friedlander in a 1985 period comedy about a 13-year old who loves ping pong, hip-hop, and his first crush equally. (Organizers encourage you to dress for the occasion, so expect to see some in their best acid wash and tube socks. Consolidated Theatres will give awards to those in their best ’80s garb.)

DJ Supercw will play music, and Local STOP, Beyond Burgers, The Pig And The Lady (PATL!) and Aloha POPS will sell food. A cash bar and complimentary popcorn will be available as well.

The event opens at 6pm and the film starts at sunset. Courtyard Cinema is a free event, with limited space; reserve tickets here. Ward Village will release tickets in batches of 100, announcing the release on Twitter and Facebook.

Ping Pong Summer (2014): Wednesday, July 9, Ward Village Information Center and Sales Gallery, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd. Free. Parking is available at Ward Centre or across the street at Ward Village Shops.

 photo courtesy Ward Village

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