On August 5th, Cinebeats and 2 (w)heels Collective held a "bike-in movie," screening Pee Wee’s Big Adventure on the sloping field of The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House, situated on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood. The movie, the event-appropriate saga of a lost bicycle, was a smash hit for all attendees, who ranged from teens to middle-agers. As at most outdoor movie screenings in Brooklyn, alcohol and various types of smoking were abundant. However, the Onderdonk farm, built in 1709 and complete with an upkept garden and active chicken coop, gave the strong impression of a country drive-in (if you didn’t glance at Flushing Avenue). Some in the crowd, now in their mid-twenties or thirties, had never seen the film but by the end of the night Pee Wee’s Big Adventure left everyone happy and smiling, once again proving what we’ve suspected all along: kids movies from when we were kids were awesome!
Our Big Adventure