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Do you often find yourself watching the latest hit films, while staying home on the couch? Well, HBO had you in mind when they created their ‘Stay Home to the Movies’ Pop Up event.
From July 26th to the 28th, HBO launched a tiny neigHBOrhood that was free and open to the public in Domino Park. The creativity and attention to detail that was put into the houses really set this experience far above the rest. Complete with a backyard filled with games, couches, hammocks, kids tents, and outdoor films, the tiny neigHBOrhood was a movie lovers dream come true.
The event was made for all couch loving movie patrons, that would rather stay at home than be around people. Each home was complete with a different theme, in order to meet the needs of every HBO viewer.
The first house sported a bachelor pad look, and played action packed films. The tiny home came with Deadpool memorabilia, action movie posters, and a neon sign that read “Staying In Is The New Going Out”.
The second house, which was bright yellow, gave off major zany vibes and played comedies. Freaky Friday, among many other films, played on a loop all weekend. The house was decorated with jars of candy, Mean Girls references, minion goggles, as well as many other popular comedy film related gadgets.
The third house played top hits, and was designed to be any rom com lovers dream house. Complete with a pink furry couch, love notes, a record player, and Mamma Mia Easter eggs, this house was designed to make you never want to leave.
The fourth house was a lot different than the first three. Instead of playing movies on a loop, it was a video booth experience. Guests were able to create their own Saturday Night Feature opening, and email or text it to themselves. If you watch a lot of HBO programs, it’s likely you’ve seen this before. Attendees were given a few seconds to act like they were watching a movie, while the camera flashed lights to give the appearance of a movie screen. Then this clip was added to a premade HBO AD. The video booth experience was creative way to immerse HBO fans in the television network they already love, by putting them in the on the silver screen.
As we all know, this summer has been a bit unbearably. Luckily HBO came in clutch, by having the tiny houses blast AC and filling them with ice cold Honest Tea.
The backyard also had a wall where people could write why they choose to stay home. What would you write down?
The best part of the backyard, was the big screen that showed movies (Fantastic Beasts on Friday and Crazy Rich Asians on Saturday) and . Attendees were able to enjoy a beautiful view of the Williamsburg Bridge while enjoying a hit film, and munching on some complimentary popcorn from Brooklyn Popcorn.
We hope HBO puts together another event as spectacular as this one!
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It’s a beautiful day in the neigHBOrhood! 📺 . Yesterday we visited @HBO’s tiny neighborhood pop up in Domino Park. This adorable free experience has four different tiny houses, each showing a roster of curated films. The movies fit in with the theme of each room. . Stocked with free @HonestTea, air conditioning, and beloved hit films, you’ll never want to leave! It’s also family friendly with an area specifically for kids. . Tonight at 8pm there will be a showing of Crazy Rich Asians on the big screen. Make sure to get there early if you want a seat! . This event is from 12pm to 10pm on Saturday and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday. Once it’s over all of the furniture will be donated to @HabitatforHumanity! . Stay home it’s too people-y outside 💁🏼♀️ . Thanks for having us! This is not to be missed! . . . . . . . 📸 @byjessicaweiss #nycplugged #hbo #stayathometothemovies #ad #dominopark #williamsburg #brooklyn #nyc #movies #timeoutnewyork #seeyourcity #donyc #metropicsnyc #thrillist #nycgo #mysecretnyc #nyccityguide #ny1pic