Chess Movie Night at Spectacle in Williamsburg- Tuesday Dec. 7th, 7-9 p.m. sharp


Hello all! I have recently made friends with one of the organizers of a small (capacity 29) independent movie theater called Spectacle. Spectacle is an independent not-for-profit theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY that screens hard to find and out of print films, silent movies, and hosts symposiums and presentations. We will be showing an instructive chess video featuring Shirov explaining endgame concepts that occurred in his own games starting at 7 p.m. sharp (though late arrivals are welcome, we have to leave at 9 p.m. promptly so that the next movie can start).

There will be popcorn and beverages for purchase, and my understanding is that the event will be free but donations to the theater will be accepted.

Unofficially, this is the week of my birthday, so come out with me afterwards for some blitz if you’re in the neighborhood. There may be a group of chess junkies getting together after the film depending on who shows up.

Spectacle is located at 124 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn, New York; between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street.

Directions
By Subway:

Take the (L) train to the Bedford Avenue station, andexit on the Bedford Ave. side of the station.
Walk south to South 3rd St. (10 blocks).
Make a right on to South 3rd St. and the theatre is on your left.

or

Take the (JMZ) to the Marcy Ave. Station and walk West (towards Manhattan) on Broadway.
It will be 3 or 4 blocks depending on which exit you took from the station.
Make a right onto Bedford Avenue, and continue north under the bridge to South 3rd St.
Make a left onto South 3rd Street and the theater will be on your left.

By Car from Manhattan and points West:

Take the first exit (“B’way W.”) from the outer roadway on the Williamsburg Bridge.
Stay to the right, and you will exit on Broadway headed west towards Manhattan.
Continue to stay to the right, and make a right turn onto Bedford Avenue.
Continue about 4 blocks up to S.3rd St.
S.3rd goes wrong direction, so you can either park on Bedford avenue, or go around the block to find a spot.

By Car from Queens and points East:

Take the BQE West (I-278) to the Metropolitan Exit (32B).
At the bottom of the ramp, continue straight to the end, and make a right onto Metropolitan Avenue.
Contiue striaght on Metropolitan for roughly 4 blocks.
Make a left onto Driggs Avenue. Continue South on Driggs Ave. for roughly 5 blocks.
Make a right on to S.3rd Street. Contiue straight one block and the theater will be on your left.

By Car from points South:

Take the BQE East (I-278) to the Metropolitan Exit (32).
There is “No Left” onto Metropolitan Ave, so instead make a left at the second light, and an immediate left again onto Meeker Ave, headed under the BQE West.
Continue straight to the end, and make a right onto Metropolitan Avenue.
Contiue striaght on Metropolitan for roughly 4 blocks.
Make a left onto Driggs Avenue. Continue South on Driggs Ave. for roughly 5 blocks.
Make a right on to S.3rd Street. Contiue straight one block and the theater will be on your left.