Empire Drive-In - New York Hall of Science



Date: 10/04/13 through 10/20/13
Hours: See website for time schedule
Ages: All
Price: $15
Address:
47-01 111th Street - 718-595-9123
Corona, NY 11368
nysci.org

Description: Experience a new kind of drive-in movie theater. Climb in and out of cars reclaimed from local junkyards as you watch a live show or film projected on a big screen. Car not required. Installation is open daily. Live show/movies showing October 4 – 6, 10 – 13 & 16 – 20, 2013 with a nightly slide show by Stephen Mallon. Empire Drive-In is a large-scale multimedia installation and full-scale outdoor theater made of reclaimed and recycled materials: a 40-foot screen and concession stand; seating in cars sourced from local junkyards; and low-power radio sound in each vehicle. The project debuted at the 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, Calif. in 2010. NYSCI presents the New York debut of Empire Drive-In in collaboration with artists Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark, who will construct the massive installation in NYSCI's parking lot as a vehicle for community engagement and homage to a special and lost platform that reflects on car culture, technological obsolescence, creative reuse, and sensory-based nostalgia. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Audience members are invited to sit inside or on top of any of the 60 different cars and trucks that are part of the installation. A small number of lawn chairs will also be provided. Ticket holders are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets from home to make their viewing experience more comfortable. Empire Drive-In shows are held rain or shine, however, extreme weather may result in cancellation. In the unlikely event of extreme weather, check NYSCI's Facebook Twitter, or website after 4 pm on day of show for up-to-date info regarding cancellations. Refunds will be administered via Eventbrite. The End of the Road: Cars and Other Junk with Greg Saunier's Keyboard Army Friday, October 4; 7 – 11 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) $15 Presented by the Museum of the Moving Image and Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark 7 pm: A slide show of drive-in themed photos by Stephen Mallon 7:15 pm: Short films (TBD) 7:40 pm: Three silent shorts scored by Greg Saunier with drums, live car percussion, and 30 Casio keyboard players. The silent shorts include: One Week starting Buster Keaton, One A.M. starring Charlie Chaplin, and Kid Speed starring Oliver Hardy. 8:40 pm: Intermission 9 pm: Feature Film (TBD) Empire Drive-In is a large-scale multimedia installation and full-scale outdoor theater made of reclaimed and recycled materials: a 40-foot screen and concession stand; seating in cars sourced from local junkyards; and low-power radio sound in each vehicle. The project debuted at the 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, Calif. in 2010. NYSCI presents the New York debut of Empire Drive-In in collaboration with artists Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark, who will construct the massive installation in NYSCI's parking lot as a vehicle for community engagement and homage to a special and lost platform that reflects on car culture, technological obsolescence, creative reuse, and sensory-based nostalgia. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Audience members are invited to sit inside or on top of any of the 60 different cars and trucks that are part of the installation. A small number of lawn chairs will also be provided. Ticket holders are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets from home to make their viewing experience more comfortable. Empire Drive-In shows are held rain or shine, however, extreme weather may result in cancellation. In the unlikely event of extreme weather, check NYSCI's Facebook Twitter, or website after 4 pm on day of show for up-to-date info regarding cancellations. Refunds will be administered via Eventbrite. The End of the Road: Cars and Other Junk with Greg Saunier's Keyboard Army Friday, October 4; 7 – 11 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) $15 Presented by the Museum of the Moving Image and Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark 7 pm: A slide show of drive-in themed photos by Stephen Mallon 7:15 pm: Short films (TBD) 7:40 pm: Three silent shorts scored by Greg Saunier with drums, live car percussion, and 30 Casio keyboard players. The silent shorts include: One Week starting Buster Keaton, One A.M. starring Charlie Chaplin, and Kid Speed starring Oliver Hardy. 8:40 pm: Intermission 9 pm: Feature Film (TBD) Bollywood Bash Saturday, October 5; 7 – 11 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) $15 Presented by the Queens Museum 7 pm: A slide show of drive-in themed photos by Stephen Mallon/DJ spins 7:30 pm: Bollywood dance lesson with actress, dancer and choreographer Reena Shah 8 pm: Bollywood feature film (TBD) A Samuel Z. Arkoff Double Feature Sunday, October 6; 7 – 10 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm) $15 Presented by Light Industry A double feature tribute to producer Samuel Z. Arkoff, the low-budget mogul who oversaw more than 400 films. Arkoff made the drive-in the premiere destination for teenagers in search of cheap thrills in the 50s, 60s and 70s. 6 pm: TBD 7 pm: A slide show of drive-in themed photos by Stephen Mallon 7:15 pm: Reptilicus, a film about a fictional prehistoric reptile 8:50 pm: Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine starring Vincent Price and Frankie Avalon Animation Flip Out Thursday, October 10; 5 – 9 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm) $10 Presented by NYSCI with Thomas Slathes and Tammy Arnstein 6 pm: Demonstrations of projectors and film splicing; flip book activity 6:45 pm: TBD 7:45 pm: TBD The Space Between: Public, Private, Borders, Edges Friday, October 11; 7 – 11 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) $15 Short Films Presented by Rooftop Films 7 pm: A slide show of drive-in themed photos by Stephen Mallon 7:15 pm: Rooftop Films shorts including The Mechanicals directed by Leon Ford, City of Cranes directed by Eva Weber, filmmaker Todd Bieber's Found: Lost Pictures of New York Blizzard, The Commoners by directors Penny Lane and Jessica Bardsley, Dr. Breakfast by director Stephen P. Neary, The External World by director David O'Reilly, Welcome to Pine Point by directors Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons, collectively known as The Goggles, and Ich Bin's. Helmut (It's me. Helmut) directed by Nicolas Steiner. Teenage Wasteland: Double Feature Saturday, October 12; 7 – 11 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) $15 Programmed by Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark