Why pay $10 to see Charlie's Angels when you can see it for free, albeit a bootlegged version on a TV playing at a gallery? The Whitebox Gallery on West 26th (between 10th and 11th Avenues) is playing different summer blockbuster bootlegs every day until July 17th. There are rickety chairs for you to settle down and catch the movies. The bootlegs were made by Jon Routson, who might be the first auteur of bootlegs that Gothamist knows of. (The ones in Chinatown are serviceable, more for the mainstream.) So check out some movies after checking out some Chelsea galleries.
One of Gothamist's favorite Seinfeld episodes is the one where Jerry becomes the auteur of the bootleg movie scene.
[Hot tip from Choire - thanks baby]