By Jack Barnes
Black Thought, lead singer and emcee of the iconic hip-hop band The Roots, will host a special film screening of The Last Dragon at Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY) on Tuesday, April 26 at 7pm. The screening is the first in an expected series of events highlighting classic “throwback” movies with memorable soundtracks.Tuesday’s screening will be followed by Black Thought leading a first-time-ever conversation with the film’s star, Taimak and with El DeBarge, singer of the soundtrack’s biggest hit, “Rhythm of the Night.”
The events will also benefit Black Thought’s charity, GrassROOTS Community Foundation, which provides health and wellness programs for impoverished women and girls.
Tickets for Black Ink Presents: The Last Dragon with Taimak and El DeBarge are on sale now: bit.ly/dragon426.
For fans unable to attend, the evening will also be a digital event, with live streaming exclusively on blackthought.com, a new editorial platform for thoughtful and insightful conversation on all things culture — ranging from entertainment to the sociopolitical. The website will officially launch in Summer 2016 featuring original content, new music from Black Thought, and more.
Online viewers will be able to join in by watching the film at home and live tweeting along with the theater audience. All participants will also have a chance to win autographed merchandise from Black Thought, Taimak and El DeBarge.
This unique experience will upgrade the standard “dinner and a movie” night out to include an interactive conversation about film and music led by Black Thought, who is an authority on both.
Ticket pricing and packages are detailed below.
$50 STANDARD level includes: one movie ticket, one preset popcorn, your first drink (select beer/wine/cocktail) + join the conversation with Black Thought, Taimak & El DeBarge.
$75 UPGRADE level includes: one movie ticket, one preset popcorn, your first drink (select beer/wine/cocktail), two small plate items + join the conversation with Black Thought, Taimak & El DeBarge.
$95 VIP level includes: one movie ticket, one preset popcorn, your first drink (select beer/wine/cocktail), one full entree item, join the conversation + attend our VIP after party and meet & greet with photos with Black Thought, Taimak, and El DeBarge.
*Ticket prices include food tax but do NOT include gratuity.
Who: Black Thought
What: Black Ink Presents: The Last Dragon
When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
Where: Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
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