Over the 4th of July weekend, Park Slope’s former Pavilion Theater (188 Prospect Park West) began showcasing short poems on its marquee.
For the next few months, Movie Marquee Poems will exhibit a series of film-inspired poems on the old movie theater’s marquee as it transitions into the Nitehawk Prospect Park. Nitehawk is collaborating on the Movie Marquee Poems project with Saint Flashlight—a pair of poets and artists whose mission is to display verse in public spaces. Molly Gross and Drew Pisarra founded Saint Flashlight and are curating the selection of poems that will be featured.
The first three poems are inspired by movies set in Brooklyn—Saturday Night Fever, written by Diane Mehta; A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, by Karen Hudes; and She’s Gotta Have It, penned by Saint Flashlight co-founder Gross.
New installations featuring new poems are planned for the coming months. Nitehawk Prospect Park is slated to open in Winter 2018.
Check out Nitehawk’s blog for more info on Movie Marquee Poems.