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BrickFlix Presents: An Evening of Thrills, Chills, and Coney Island Films


June 17

$25 – $45

BrickFlix presents
An Evening of Thrills, Chills, and Coney Island Films
Curated by Coney Island USA
June 17, 2024
at The Brick Theater – 579 Metropolitan

Coney Island USA shares two rarely-seen Coney Island films by Jim McDonnell:

Did you ever Wonder?,” shot in 2019, documents the Vourderis family, proprietors of the landmarked Wonder Wheel and the seasonal preparations involved in operating Coney Island’s favorite ride.

Longest Friday of the Year,” shot in 2015, was filmed in one day and takes the viewer on a behind-the-scenes tour of some of Coney Island’s most colorful sights and even more colorful people.

…But that’s not all! The cast of the world famous Coney Island Circus Sideshow will be performing their incredible acts and unusual feats before the films.

Please consider supporting Coney Island USA, south Brooklyn’s most unique non-profit arts organization! Generosity from folks like you ensures that Coney Island USA can continue to bring you innovative arts programming — the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, the Mermaid Parade, Burlesque at the Beach, the Coney Island Film Festival, and the Coney Island Museum — for many years to come!

Jim McDonnell – Filmmaker
The world famous Coney Island Circus Sideshow – Performers

cw: The sideshow feats presented are performed by real people. These people are highly trained and well skilled. They will make you gasp, laugh and maybe even shriek. Do not try this stuff at home! You’ve been warned.

Find them: @coney.island.usa


BrickFlix is a film series curated and co-produced by Phil Hartman (Sundance Award-winner No Picnic; The Pioneer Theater; HOWL! Festival, etc.) bringing together indie filmmakers, vintage treasures, live performances and specially-themed Two Boots pizza. Follow us @brickflixmovies. Co-produced by Toney Brown (Mules, @toneymovies)


The Brick is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We rely on the generosity of our patrons. Consider giving a tax-deductible donation today to help make The Brick a sustainable hub of experimental performance for many years to come. Donate Here or Join Our Patreon

A Note on Accessibility: The Brick has trigger warnings posted in the space for each show for you to check if you so choose. If you would rather ask questions in advance of being in the space or would like to enter in advance of house opening due to our seating not being assigned, please reach out to theresa@bricktheater.com.

Mask Policy: The Brick strongly encourages but does not require masks for audience members. We are in ongoing conversation with our artists and audiences as we continue to adapt our covid policies and it is subject to change at any time. Thank you.


June 17
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$25 – $45




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579 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, 11211 United States
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