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It’s Movie Time!

Welcome to a very different kind of film festival! From September 8th through the 10th, films will be screened at both the Sideshows by the Seashore venue and the Coney Island Museum at the 17th Annual Coney Island Film Festival.

The highlight this year? On Saturday night, the theatrical version of the classic 1979 film The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill, will be shown at 10:30 pm. at Sideshow by the Seashore. The story centers on a New York City gang who must return to their home turf in Coney Island after they are framed for the murder of a respected gang leader. You can expect the screening to turn into an interactive experience; the audience really gets into this film and will be reciting lines, clanging beer bottles and applauding for their heroes. Tickets for this flick are only $10.

The rest of the festival will feature documentary shorts and features, experimental films. comedy shorts, horror films, animation music videos and movies focusing on Coney Island, like The Runaways, Coney Island Trash and Cyclone: 90 Years of History on Wheels.

An opening night party on Friday the 8th, featuring a live stage show, food and two-hour open bar serving beer and wine costs $25. Saturday all-day screening passes are $15; Sunday passes only $12. Individual film passes will cost set you back $8.

A full festival pass including all screenings (save The Warriors) plus the opening night party is only $50!

For a full listing of events, head here.

Image via Shinya Suzuki/Flickr