Back for the 2021 season, Movie Lot Drive-In, the popular drive-in movie experience which launched in 2020 to address the need for entertainment amid the Coronavirus pandemic, is back starting April 9, with a new season of blockbuster movies and safe entertainment options for Long Islanders.
Long Island event producer Starfish Junction announced today that the Movie Lot Drive-In series will return for the 2021 season, showing movies on their giant 52-foot screen, the largest on Long Island. The 2021 season will be held at Westfield South Shore Mall located on Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore, NY, with the first weekend locked-in for April 9-10, 2021. The schedule will include movies perfect for date night, family fun night, girl’s night out, plus recently released movies, sing-alongs, classic films, and more. To enhance the overall movie experience, special events surrounding movie weekend themes are being planned. Information on the schedule, safety guidelines, show times and ticket availability will be constantly updated and is available at www.MovieLotDriveIn.com.
Movie Lot Drive-In , a pop-up drive-in movie experience, entertained nearly 7,000 cars and an estimated 25,000 people since it launched in May 2020 and “we’re happy to report that we will be back for the 2021 season starting in April and running through the fall months,” said Lauren Powers, Senior Director at Starfish Junction. “While movie theaters remain closed and restrictions on public gatherings are still enforced, we’re confident that people will continue to search for fun and safe things to do. We’re working hard to create a great season with special events surrounding the movies being shown,” added Powers.
Over 82% of the responders to a survey of the 2020 Movie Lot Drive-In attendees rated their experience as very good or excellent, many returning week after week, and an overwhelming number stated that they enjoyed the experience citing safety as an important factor in deciding to attend.
The debut weekend, April 9-10, 2021, will have early and late show movies; including:
FRI 4/9: The Croods: A New Age @ 7:45pm
FRI 4/9: Scream @ 10:15pm
SAT 4/10: Ghostbusters @ 7:45pm
SAT 4/10: Impractical Jokers: The Movie @ 10:30pm
Special Guests: Saturday, prior to the showing of Ghostbusters, ticketholders can meet and greet the Long Island Ghostbusters troupe and pose for pictures with the Ghostbusters car. Ticketholders are encouraged to arrive early for safety-compliant meet and greet prior to the show.
FREE POPCORN FOR EVERY CAR from STEW LEONARD’S
Stew Leonard’s, the family-owned and operated fresh food store with Long Island locations in East Meadow and Farmingdale, is the official snack sponsor for the weekend. Each car will receive one pre-packaged and safety-sealed bag of popcorn upon arrival (while supplies last).
While movie theaters remain closed and entertainment options remain limited, Starfish Junction has positioned itself as one of the leaders here on Long Island, owning the biggest pop-up drive-in screen, 52-feet, available locally. There are a limited number of tickets available for each showing. Tickets ($40 per carload), are on sale now for opening weekend. All tickets must be purchased online in advance at the MOVIE LOT website to adhere to the promise of contactless processing.
Ticketholders are permitted to bring their own food and snacks to enjoy during the show. Attendees may also consider curbside pick-up from Five Guys, Panera, or Olive Garden, all conveniently located on the grounds of the Mall, before filing into the lot for the movie. Portable restrooms will be available for use. The Westfield Southshore Mall is located at 1701 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore, NY. The showings will take place rain or shine, all ticket sales are final. Tickets and info at www.MovieLotDriveIn.com. The event is produced by Starfish Junction.