Aug 13, 2020 — Oct 31, 2021
Starting in August 2020, Museum of the Moving Image partnered with Rooftop Films and the New York Hall of Science to present the Queens Drive-In. Taking place on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, this landmark partnership will bring safe, communal moviegoing back to the City following the COVID-19 pandemic, serve to sustain jobs, and support New York and the larger filmmaking community.
The Queens Drive-In will be programmed by Museum of the Moving Image and Rooftop Films, with MoMI taking the lead on classic repertory and thematic programming, in consultation with the New York Hall of Science. The Museum’s selections for the Queens Drive-In will reflect a range of MoMI’s programming, including films from the established series See It Big!, revived with the theme The Future Is Now, featuring science-fiction classics that speak to the current moment; Science on Screen; Jim Henson’s World, presented in conjunction with the Museum’s ongoing exhibition and programming devoted to Jim Henson; and the launch of the series Queens on Film, showcasing movies set or filmed in the borough. More titles will be announced as they are confirmed.
NOTE: Working with the City, MoMI, Rooftop Films, and NYSCI have taken every precaution to ensure the safety of all attendees, working with Mutual Aid Risk and Safety to finalize safety and mitigation plans for events, and plans and procedures will exceed the recommendations included in the City and State guidelines. For more information, see the Queens Drive-In FAQ.
Tickets: Starting at $35 per car (up to 5 passengers per car). Members of the presenting organizations will receive a 15% discount. Learn more about membership and join here. Tickets will become available to purchase on the Rooftop Films website, once programs are announced. Doors will open each night around 7:30 p.m., events will begin at 8:30 p.m. and end by 11:00 p.m.
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Special thanks to Queens Borough President Sharon Lee and Council Member Francisco Moya for their support of the Queens Drive-In and making possible free community screenings. Additional thanks to Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Chair of the Council’s Committee on Cultural Affairs.