Friday, August 20, 2010

Wulfgar's On The Tram - Nighthawks With Stallone Concluding the Roosevelt Island Summer Outdoor Movie Series On Saturday - Tram Returns 10/16

Nighthawks Tram Hostage image with Stallone and Hauer from Mr. Peel's Sardine Liqueur

The 2010 Roosevelt Island Outdoor Summer Movie Series concludes on Saturday, August 21, with the showing of my favorite Roosevelt Island action/thriller movie, Nighthawks, starring Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams and Rutger Hauer at Firefighters Field. The film starts at approximately 8:30 PM.

Roosevelt Island Summer Outdoor Movie At Firefighter's Field

The theme of this year's outdoor movie showings are films that were shot on Roosevelt Island.

What's Nighthawks connection to Roosevelt Island? Do you even have to ask? If you do, Mr. Peels Sardine Liqueur explains:
... There’s a terrific chase through the subway and, what most people probably remember about the film, a long, very well-done hostage sequence filmed on the Roosevelt Island Tram, a location also used in SPIDER-MAN but since this is all actually filmed there (no blue screen work) it plays extremely perilous and suspenseful....

You Tube Video of Nighthawks Roosevelt Island Tram Scene

Maybe the cast filming the remake of Arthur on Roosevelt Island today will show up for the movie.

Also, I learned yesterday from Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Vice President of Operations Fernando Martinez that the previous tentative date of September 25 for resumption of Roosevelt Island Tram service has been pushed back. From Mr. Martinez:
We have a tentative date of October 16th for the Tram to return to service.
UPDATE 2:50 PM - Even thought the Tram is out of service, you can still take a virtual ride and remember what it is like or see what you are missing.