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Sat, Jun 10


Epsilon Spires


CAN YOU DIG IT?! Enjoy the essential cult-classic: THE WARRIORS (1979) in our outdoor cinema with artisanal hotdogs by FORAGE & FLOURISH featuring toppings inspired by the iconic gangs of the film!

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Time & Location

Jun 10, 2023, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA

About the event

Join us for the 4th Summer Season of transforming the Epsilon Spires parking lot into an outdoor cinema! Picture a picnic under the stars with your friends where you are entertained by innovative films projected on the big screen. Our Backlot Cinema programming celebrates cinema past and present, both popular and experimental, highlighting diverse creative voices from around the world. Doors at 8pm, Film begin at Sundown (8:30pm).

In celebration of Coney Island, home turf of THE WARRIORS and birthplace of the Modern American Frankfurter, we are offering artisanal hotdogs for purchase by FORAGE & FLOURISH, featuring special toppings creatively inspired by the iconic gangs of the film!


“From its powerhouse opening, in which all the gangs of New York gather in tribal splendour in Riverside Drive Park, to the last ditch stand in dilapidated Coney Island, Director Walter Hill has elevated his story of a novice gang on the run into a heroic epic of Arthurian dimensions, with sex as sorcery and the flick-knife as sword. Anyone expecting gritty realism will be disappointed, because Hill is offering something better: shooting entirely on NY locations at night, he has transformed the city into a phantasmagoric labyrinth of weird tribes in fantastic dress and make-up who move over (and under) the streets as untouched as troglodytes by the civilisation sleeping around them. The novice gang from Coney accidentally encounters some middle class swingers on the subway, and the two groups stare at each other like aliens from different galaxies (while the gang’s new female recruit has to be gently restrained from instinctively putting a hand up to straighten her hair). Mixing ironic humour, good music, and beautifully photographed suspense, it’s one of the best of 1979.” – Time Out (London)

Enjoy this fun piece on the memorable fashion choices of the heros and villians in the film, and imagine how these could thematically translate into delicious hotdog toppings:

A note about seating in The Backlot Cinema: We encourage our guests to come as if to a picnic – so please bring your own blankets, cushions or folding chairs – you want to be comfortable so bring all the coziness you need! Restrooms provided. In the case of rain or low temperature this event will be moved indoors into our Sanctuary.


  • The Warriors (1979)

    Backlot Cinema Ticket Admission for one to THE WARRIORS. Please bring a folding chair, pillows or whatever would make you most comfortable and choose your seating with respect for others. Let us know if you require special arrangements. $2 from every ticket goes directly towards the historic preservation of the venue. Thank you for your support! Popcorn is provided, please bring cash to purchase hotdogs. Enjoy the program!

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  • Sliding-Scale Ticket

    Tickets for this event are $12. Thanks to a generous grant from the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, subsidized sliding-scale tickets are available for those who self-identify as experiencing financial hardship. In order to make this program accessible for all, we are offering tickets by sliding scale. Taking equity and inclusion into account, please pay what you can to help support the artists and venue

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    I would like to add a donation to my ticket to express my support and appreciation of the adventurous and intellectually-engaging programs at Epsilon Spires. Thank you & keep up the good work!

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