McCarren Park Pool 'Gets into the Groove'
We're all about observing the ever-shifting landscape of NYC's streets here at Urbanite, and tonight McCarren Park Pool offers a window into some nitty-gritty-city past via a screening of Madonna's first big movie, 1985's "Desperately Seeking Susan."
It was a time before the A-Rod rumors, a time before bombs like "Shanghai Surprise" or "Who's that Girl," when the appearance of Madge on the big screen spurred fan hysteria and stampedes at movie theaters. And it's chance to check out New York City circa 1985 -- including great shots of Madonna's pre-fame stomping grounds in the East Village and the Port Authority.
And of course the film gave us the eternally killer dance tune, "Get into the Groove." With the return of the black legging still in full effect, in Williamsburg especially, you might just be able to make believe you're back in 1985 yourself if you hit the pool tonight.
The film is free tonight at McCarren Park Pool. Directions [HERE] Films begin at dusk.
Photos of the young Madonna from her brother's tell-all book [HERE]
Check the original movie trailer below (with a weird bank-teller woman's voice) and the video for "Get into the Groove":
Oh, and this guy in Toronto who REALLY likes the song: