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Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St

Corona, NY 11358

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Mira Nair’s vibrant Indian wedding film captures the chaos, love, and conflict of family gatherings.

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Date: Thursday, June 24th

Venue: Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

Address: 47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

8:00 PM: Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins

8:45 PM: Live Music from Falu

9:30 PM: Film Begins

THE FILM

Monsoon Wedding

Mira Nair | 2001 | India, US, Germany, France, UK | 114 mins.

With Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shah. A far-flung family reunites in Delhi on the occasion of a big Punjabi Hindu wedding in Mira Nair’s beloved film, which turns 20 this year. Reluctant bride Aditi (Vasundhara Das) sits at the center of a series of swirling dramas that gather to a head in the days leading up to the marigold-strewn main event; it’s what you might expect from a wedding film, but transformed by Nair’s cosmopolitan touch, naturally integrated song-and-dance numbers, Declan Quinn’s immersive camerawork, and Mychael Danna’s evocative score. Generational clashes, Delhi street scenes, unexpected romances, a shocking secret, and the constant threat of unending rain breathe life into Nair’s richly drawn world. Rated: R

Part of a series of Free Movie Nights at the Queens Drive-In, presented by the Office of Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr.

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PERFORMER

Falu

Falu, a singer rigorously trained in Indian classical music, has collaborated with artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Wyclef Jean, and Philip Glass. In 2015, Falu was named one of the 20 most influential global Indian women by the Economic Times of India. In 2018, she won the Women Icons of India award in Mumbai, India. Appearing courtesy of Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage.

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RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY. IN THE EVENT OF EXTREME WEATHER, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT THE SAME LOCATION. NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

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FAQs

What is the Queens Drive-In?

Presented as a partnership between the three New York cultural organizations Rooftop Films, Museum of the Moving Image, and New York Hall of Science, Queens Drive-In presents new and classic films as a way to bring culture and jobs back to one of the neighborhoods hardest hit by COVID-19.

What kind of ticket should I get?

If your car is over 60 inches in height then you should select an SUV ticket, if it's over 70 inches then you should select an Oversize ticket.

How will it work?

Bring your ticket (either printed or on your phone) and our team will check your tickets with a contactless check in scanner, respecting social distancing guidelines. We will direct you to your parking spot, and wait for the sun to set. Our audio is quality FM stereo sound that is tuned directly through your car’s FM stereo.

Are there any vehicle restrictions?

To keep the Drive-In safe and fun for everyone, the following vehicle restrictions apply. Not permitted are:

  • Bicycles
  • Motorcycles or scooters
  • Convertibles without roof
  • Cars with trailer attachments
  • Passenger Vans (7+ seats)
  • Buses
  • RVs
  • Long wheelbase vans

Can I buy food and drinks at the Drive-In?

The Queens Drive-In offers concessions on-site, before and during the screening, via two favorite vendors from the famed Queens Night Market. For orders placed online, you will receive a text when your food is ready for pickup at the vendor stands.

Choose from the following options:

  • CBao (Asian-style buns): When your vehicle is safely parked in the lot, order at www.mycbao.com
  • Dilena’s Dolcini (Snacks, cookies, popcorn, drinks): To order, either wave to the cart and they will come over to your vehicle, or go to bit.ly/QDIsnacks

Can I bring food and drinks?

No alcoholic beverages are allowed, Having an open alcoholic beverage in a vehicle is prohibited in New York State at all times even when a car is parked, and this law applies at the drive-in as well. Feel free to bring your own non-alcoholic beverages and food.

How will parking spots be allocated?

Parking is first come, first served with the exception of larger / taller vehicles that may obstruct the view of cars behind them.

What happens if I am late?

If you arrive later than 15 minutes before for the screening start time, you may miss the mandatory Drive-In safety briefing and may not be allowed to enter.

Can I bring an animal to the drive-in?

With the exception of ADA required service animals, unfortunately we cannot admit any other animals.

What COVID-19 Measures Have Been Taken?

Our guests and our team’s safety is our primary concern at the Drive-In. You will find an overview of the COVID-19 measures we will implement in our COVID Safety statement. These include social distancing for both guests and staff, regular cleaning of all facilities, and contact-free check-in. All attendees and staff are required to wear a mask whenever they are not in their vehicle, but masks are not required while attendees are in their vehicles. You will also be reminded of the mandatory safety measures via email and on-screen. With the exception of trips to the bathroom, we ask you to stay inside your car and keep the windows on the passenger side of the vehicle closed. If you drive a convertible, please close the roof before you enter the Drive-In site and keep it closed until after you have left.

Please review the drive-in policies, liability statement, and answers to other frequently asked questions here.

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Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St

Corona, NY 11358

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The Queens Drive-In is a unique drive-in movie experience.

It's a drive-in with a purpose.

With a goal of bringing film, culture, togetherness and joy back to the people of Queens, the drive-in will be donating a portion of every ticket sale to non-profit organizations that serve the hardest-hit communities in our borough.

Located at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, co-presented by Rooftop Films, Museum of the Moving Image, and NYSCI.

Join us nightly beginning in August, Wednesday through Sunday.

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