#InTheLoop | Queens Drive-In Is Back With Movies on a Big Screen
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Hollywood can’t get enough of Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Queens Drive-In, which presented more than 80 film-and-entertainment events at the New York Hall of Science in 2020, has returned to the same 200-car parking lot this year.
The sessions will show everything from premieres to classics to documentaries in high-quality DCP projection. The starting times range from 6 pm to 7 pm, and the entrance to the Hall of Science parking lot is at 47-01 111th St.
Here’s the schedule, which is constantly being updated as information becomes available.
April 20, The Big Lebowski, 7 pm. This Coen Brothers favorite mixes crime noir with absurdist comedy and quotable one-liners.
April 24, Thelma and Louise + Desperately Seeking Susan, 6:30 pm. A double dose of free-spirited, strong women!
April 29, ReelAbilities Film Festival Opening Night, 6:30 pm. Founded in 2007, ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York is the country’s largest festival dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of disabled people.
April 30, Gravity + Short Films, 7 pm. Alfonso Cuarón’s outer-space adventure, introduced by a physician who specializes in the effects of social isolation on the brain, and some shorts.
May 1, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, 7 pm. Gene Wilder stars in this enduring musical fantasy about a candy king who lives hidden away from the world in his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory.
May 2, Groundhog Day, 7 pm. Bill Murray puts in a great performance as a television weatherman in this circular comedy.
May 8, Godzilla + King Kong, 7 pm. Hang out with the original monsters, decades before they went head-to-head.
May 9, Mamma Mia, 7 pm. For Mother’s Day, take a chance on Phyllida Lloyd’s smash movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, starring Meryl Streep.
May 13, 28 Days Later + The Polio Crusade, 7 pm. Danny Boyle’s groundbreaking zombie film after an introduction by infectious disease epidemiologist Caitlin Rivers about how quickly viruses can spread and the importance of interventions like vaccines.
May 14, Fist of Fury + Lady Snowblood, 7 pm. Cornerstones of the martial arts genre, these 1970s classics sizzle with ferocious beauty.
May 16, Batman, 7 pm. Tim Burton’s stylish and action-packed Batman is the original big-screen superhero event.
June 4, The Host + Short Films (Snow and the Ball Method), 7 pm. Oscar-winning Korean master Bong Joon-ho’s breakthrough monster movie and an introduction by field scientist Kendra Phelps who specializes in the diseases bats spread.
Prices are $35 per five-person vehicle and $45 for double features. Part of the ticket sales will support Plaza Del Sol Family Health Center in Corona.
The Queens Drive-In is organized via a partnership with the Museum of the Moving Image, Rooftop Films, the Hall of Science, and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr.
Images: Rooftop Films