bbpc.jpgGothamist was taking a brown-bag lunch at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park last week when we noticed preparations were underway for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Summer Film Series, which kicks off this Thursday, July 8.

Now in its fifth year, the film series is a free public event sponsored by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Six films about Brooklyn, or featuring Brooklyn-native actors and directors, comprise the six-week festival. This year's schedule:

July 8: Radio Days
July 15: Shrek
July 22: Dog Day Afternoon
July 29: Arsenic & Old Lace
August 5: 25th Hour
August 12: Jaws

All films are shown on Thursdays at 8:45pm and are preceded by a New York themed short (in the event of any rain-outs, films will be shown the following Friday). Concessions will be for sale on site, including dinners from DUMBO/SoHo's Rice, gelato from Ciao Bella, popcorn and beverages. Beach chair rentals are also available.

Complimentary valet bike parking will be provided, as well as a free shuttle to the park from the A/C (High Street/Brooklyn Bridge), 2/3 (Clark Street) and F (York Street) subway stations before and after the movie.

Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park is located between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges (entrance on Water Street).