Experience another kind of drive-in movie theater
Employing wrecked cars and salvaged wood, the drive-in movie theater concept is radically reinvented for this three-week series organized by Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark at the New York Hall of Science. Empire Drive-In invites movie goers to jump into cars rescued from the junkyard to watch films projected onto a 40-ft screen. Seeking to provoke discussion about cars, car culture and creative reuse, the organizers have enlisted the help of organizations including the Light Industry, Rooftop Films, Build It Green, and Transportation Alternatives to help with the programming. Examples of evenings planned include a night of campy science fiction and DIY merrymaking with Captain Riterleff and Flux Factory, a program of short films by notable directors accompanied by live soundtracks, and a teenage wasteland double bill with Over the Edge, Suburbia and punk rock band RVIVR performing between the films.