On May 8-10, the Tribeca Film Festival will host three-days of screenings at a 1950s style “Drive-In” movie theater on Hudson River Park’s Pier 25.
As a sponsor of the Tribeca Film Festival, General Motors will recreate a 1950’s Drive-In featuring historic vehicles from the era. Also, a giant drive-in sized movie screen will be installed at the end of Pier 25 in Hudson River Park for 3,000 New Yorkers to take a seat under the stars to watch three nights of screenings. While the screenings will take place in a drive-in setting, festival organizers stress that “The Tribeca Drive-In” will be for pedestrian traffic only.
The first screening on May 8th will be of the winning film from an on-line voting contest called “In Love, In New York.” The public can cast their vote for what they think is the most romantic film set in New York City. “Diner,” starring Kevin Bacon, Mickey Rourke and Daniel Stern will be screened on May 9th with Bacon and director Barry Levinson in attendance, and the series will close with a sing-along for the movie “Grease” on May 10th. Also, each night at Pier 25, viewers will get a sneak peak of famed documentary director Ken Burns’ upcoming release “Horatio’s Drive.”
The Drive-in screenings will be a free, ticketed event available to festival-goers each night.
For more information, visit the Tribeca Film Festival website.