Tribeca Drive-In announces initial Summer Series schedule
Tribeca Enterprises, in partnership with IMAX and AT&T, has announced its initial schedule for the Tribeca Drive-In series, which will feature an exciting slate of over 30 iconic films, comedy acts and more, hosted in exclusive venues in Los Angeles, New York, Arlington, Texas and more!
The limited-engagement series will provide families with a safe, comfortable entertainment experience that captivates audiences of all ages, as the nation takes steps to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns. Drive-ins are a signature program for Tribeca and have been a part of festival programming since the beginning 20 years ago, with Tribeca now expanding this program nationwide. The series will take place each weekend, from Thursday through Sunday, throughout the summer, beginning on July 2 and running through August 2. Participating venues include AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA, Nickerson Beach in Nassau County, NY and Orchard Beach in the Bronx, NY, among others to be announced in the coming weeks.
Beginning today, audiences can purchase tickets at Tribeca’s official website with a percentage of proceeds being donated to Black Lives Matter. In appreciation for the workers who have risked their lives serving on the frontlines for their communities amid COVID-19, Tribeca Enterprises, IMAX, AT&T and their pop-up venue partners will offer complimentary access and reserved parking to essential workers the first night at every venue.
“At Tribeca’s core, we aim to bring people together through the arts to send a signal of unity and resiliency to the world during challenging times,” Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Film Festival Co-Founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal said in a statement. “As an immediate and safe solution, we’re excited to bring new and classic works from filmmakers, creators, and artists to communities across the country through the Tribeca Drive-In series. As the nation begins to emerge from months of quarantine, we look forward to movie theaters reopening and hope that the Drive-In serves as a reminder of the magic of the moviegoing experience.”
The Tribeca Drive-In series will encompass a variety of engaging and thoughtful themes in tribute to modern classics and all-time audience favorites, such as: Music Movies with Selena, The Bodyguard and Straight Outta Compton, Sports Sundays with Creed, Jerry Maguire, Space Jam and Love & Basketball, Time Travel Comedies with Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Back to the Future, High School Comedies with Mean Girls and Superbad, Ladies’ Night with Girls Trip and Bridesmaids, Hit the Road with Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and The Fast and The Furious, James Bond tribute with Goldfinger and Casino Royale and Kids’ Night with Inside Out, The Lego Movie and Spy Kids. There will also be a 4th of July Celebration featuring Field of Dreams, The Wizard of Oz and a special 25th Anniversary screening of Apollo 13.
“The Tribeca Drive-In series is a tribute to movies and the shared experience of watching them, even if from our cars. In anticipation of theaters reopening imminently, we look back at what we love about the big screen experience,” Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Film Festival Co-Founder Robert De Niro said in a statement.
Other programming highlights include: the 2020 Sundance Film Festival breakout hit Palm Springs, which will screen at the Drive-In series prior to its July 10 release, a special 45th Anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing and Inside Man and audience favorites like The Dark Knight, BeetleJuice, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, Crazy Rich Asians, Wonder Woman, The Goonies and Black Panther, as well as two shorts, Gloves Off and Tangled Roots, from this year’s Queen Collective, a program created by Procter & Gamble, Tribeca Studios and Queen Latifah to drive equality and inclusion representation in front of and behind the camera for multicultural directors.
In addition to the films, the series will feature some surprise elements including special filmmaker and talent introductions, live stand-up comedy, new teasers of upcoming film releases and more.
In Los Angeles, Tribeca is partnering with Comedy Dynamics, the largest independent comedy production and distribution company in the U.S., to bring a one-of-a-kind, stand-up comedy and entertainment experience to the Rose Bowl Stadium on July 9-12. Comedy Dynamics will feature four live shows over the course of the four days, which will also be recorded for wider audiences to enjoy in the future. The comedy events will be one of the first tapings with a live audience since the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to most productions worldwide in early March. This first-of-its-kind experience blends comedy and film, with the nostalgic atmosphere of a drive-in theater, set in the heart of Southern California.
“We’re honored to be partnering with Tribeca to bring laughs to the world and to tell COVID that we won’t back down from that mission!!” Brian Volk-Weiss, Founder and CEO of Comedy Dynamics said in a statement.
Through working directly with city and state officials, city parks departments, and the United Drive-In Theater Owners Association, and by engaging vendors and restaurants across the country, the Tribeca Drive-In series is truly a community effort that will help support local businesses in communities nationwide.