Rooftop Films is going underground next month, as its Short Film Program will be screened in the famed Atlantic Avenue tunnel. The tunnel, whose entrance is located at the manhole cover on Atlantic and Court St., is part of the first subway system, built in 1844 and rediscovered by Flatbush resident Bob Diamond in 1979. Diamond now leads frequent tours through the tunnel, and on December 11-12 will be part of Rooftop Films’ Trapped In The Tunnel.
From Rooftop Films’ site:
Rooftop Films is best known for showing underground films outdoors, but in December we will be taking some of those films back where they belong: UNDERGROUND, into the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel in Cobble Hill. On December 11th and 12th, Rooftop will take two programs of short films from the dark underbelly of the independent film world and screen them deep inside the oldest subway on earth.
Prior to the screenings, urban spelunker Bob Diamond will be conducting a tour of the tunnel, and his recounting of the history of this historic treasure is not to be missed. So buy your tickets now and we’ll see you on the other side of the street.
Click here for information on the films and how to buy tickets.
(Photo courtesy Rooftop Films.)