I hope you’re all having a great day so far! So, one of the things I wanted to do when starting this blog was to get out and explore NYC a bit more. I live in Queens and work in lower Manhattan, so I get around, but the day-to-day really doesn’t afford me a lot of time to explore. Add that to the fact that lately, it seems like every weekend we have a wedding related event, and we just don’t see as much of our amazing city as we could. Womp womp.
BUT a few weeks ago, my friend Sara asked me if Brian and I wanted to join her and her fiance Jerry for a rooftop movie, complete with food, cocktails, and unlimited popcorn. We couldn’t say no, and it was a perfect opportunity to do something we had never done before.
We met up with Sara and Jerry at about 6pm on Saturday night. We went up to the third floor of the Embassy Suites to their Skylawn for what they call Rooftop Cinema Club. We checked in at the box office and grabbed a table to get some real food and a few drinks before they opened the movie seating on their “lawn.” The food menu was fairly limited for me as a pescatarian, but I found a salad with shrimp, and everyone else got sliders. We ordered a few rounds of drinks, the guys played a game of giant Jenga, and Sara and I protected our drinks from the impending crash.
When they opened the lawn, we scoped out some great seats, collected our headphones and popcorn and got settled. I have to say I wasn’t expecting that the audience would use headphones and I was a bit worried that the sound wouldn’t match the video perfectly (so annoying!) or that it wouldn’t be loud enough, but as soon as the movie started I was totally sucked in. We saw “The Greatest Showman” which I was already a big fan of, so I lip-synched along to all of the songs while Brian filmed embarrassing videos of me.
Friends, it was so much fun! Rooftop Cinema Club runs about once a week (I’m not sure what they do if it’s a rainy day) and I’m already looking at what movies are coming up so we can go again! We had an absolutely beautiful night to sit outside and watch a movie with our pals. We always have such a good time with Sara and Jerry and I hope that we get to go on more city adventures with them, soon! Have you tried a rooftop movie? Is there another in NYC we should try? Let me know in the comments or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!