BP LEE ANNOUNCES “FREE WEDNESDAY MOVIE NIGHTS” AT THE 2020 QUEENS DRIVE-IN

Family-Friendly Films in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Pre-Registration Required, Social Distancing Enforced

August 19 – September 30

(August 13, 2020 at 10:15am)

QUEENS, NY – A Queens native’s box office blockbuster, classic kids flicks and the timely tale of a civil rights icon are just some of the films to be enjoyed by Queens families this socially distant summer at Acting Borough President Sharon Lee’s “Free Wednesday Movie Nights at the 2020 Queens Drive-In” — a series of seven free, drive-in film screenings on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

“It certainly has been an unusual New York summer without concerts and other large-scale events at our beloved city parks, like the ‘Only in Queens Summer Festival’ in prior years,” said Borough President LEE. “Together with key partners, we’re delighted to bring this series of free movie nights at the 2020 Queens Drive-In as a fun throwback for the Borough of Families, while prioritizing safety in the midst of the ongoing pandemic.”

В рамках более масштабного, всеобъемлющего кинофестиваля, проходящего в нескольких районах, серия бесплатных кинопоказов в Квинсе будет проходить семь раз подряд по средам, начиная с 19 августа с показа фильма "Джон Льюис: Good Trouble", недавно вышедшего документального фильма о жизни достопочтенного Джона Льюиса, борца за гражданские права и многолетнего члена Конгресса, который скончался в прошлом месяце.

Бесплатные киноночи в Квинсе проводятся в гордом партнерстве с NYC Parks, Контролером города Нью-Йорка, Rooftop Films, Нью-Йоркским залом науки, Музеем движущегося изображения и Ночным рынком Квинса. 

“New Yorkers have worked hard to flatten the curve, and now it’s important to create opportunities for families and friends to enjoy these summer months together from a safe distance,” said New York City Comptroller SCOTT M. STRINGER. “I applaud Queens Borough President Lee for bringing this film series to Corona, and I’m proud to work alongside our partners to bring the community together, offer enriching cultural experiences, and ensure New Yorkers can still enjoy all that our beautiful city has to offer.”

“Flushing Meadows Corona Park is a vibrant community hub that offers a welcoming escape from stress and anxiety,” said NYC Parks Commissioner MITCHELL J. SILVER, FAICP. “We’re proud to host this exciting film series for Queens residents and families to enjoy. Special thanks to our partners for their commitment to prioritizing safety and bringing a new summertime tradition to this historic park.”

В программе "Бесплатных вечеров кино по средам в 2020 Queens Drive-In" - эклектичное сочетание популярных хитов, новинок, популярных детских фильмов и любимых фантастических картин для всех семей Квинса. Перед каждым основным сеансом будет показана серия короткометражных фильмов, в том числе снятых местными кинематографистами.

Будет строго соблюдаться социальная дистанция, и не будут допущены ни гости, прибывшие пешком, ни те, кто не зарегистрировался заранее.

Количество мест ограничено, вместимость составляет около 200 автомобилей. На каждый сеанс "Free Wednesday Movie Nights at the 2020 Queens Drive-In" требуется предварительная регистрация, которая открывается за две недели до каждого сеанса на сайте www.queensdrivein.com. После регистрации гости получат подтверждение, которое необходимо предъявить в распечатанном виде или с помощью мобильного устройства по прибытии. 

The full schedule of “Free Wednesday Movie Nights at the 2020 Queens Drive-In” is as follows:

The “Free Wednesday Movie Nights at the 2020 Queens Drive-In” — featuring a 60-foot screen constructed in the NYSCI parking lot — will open to pre-registered attendees at 7:30PM, one hour before the film screenings begin at 8:30PM. Exact timing is subject to change, and the film screenings will be held rain or shine.

Еда и напитки будут доступны для бесконтактной покупки у продавцов, участвующих в сезонном ночном рынке Queens Night Market, который ежегодно проводится на парковке NYSCI в парке Flushing Meadows Corona Park, но в настоящее время отложен из-за продолжающейся пандемии COVID-19. Еду и напитки можно будет приобрести с помощью бесконтактного заказа во время предварительных программ или у продавцов на стадионе, прогуливающихся по территории перед основным представлением.

Финансовую поддержку в размере 70 000 долларов на проведение "Бесплатных вечеров кино по средам в 2020 Queens Drive-In" предоставил некоммерческий фонд Flushing Meadows Corona Park Improvement Fund, который совместно курируют президент боро Ли, комиссар Сильвер и контролер Стрингер.

“We are proud to be able to continue our mission of providing accessible entertainment for all New Yorkers,” said Rooftop Films Artistic Director DAN NUXOLL. “We are deeply grateful for the support of the office of the Queens Borough President as it enables Rooftop Films, MOMI and NYSCI to offer opportunities for local families to safely come together this summer.”

“The New York Hall of Science, the Museum of the Moving Image, and Rooftop Films are honored to be launching the Queens Drive-In in collaboration with the Queens Borough President, and with the enthusiastic support of so many in the Queens community who work to ensure that arts and culture is available and accessible to everyone,” said New York Hall of Science President and CEO MARGARET HONEY. “It is our hope that the drive-in will be a source of fun and joy for everyone in Queens”

“With the Queens Drive-In, we at MoMI are pleased to do our part in helping to rejuvenate our borough: putting people back to work, bolstering economic activity, celebrating the heroic resilience of this diverse community and providing families with the opportunity to have a safe and enjoyable night out,” said Museum of the Moving Image Executive Director CARL GOODMAN. “Many thanks to the Acting Borough President, our partners, and those cultural organizations throughout the Park and the City for enhancing our lives under these challenging circumstances.”

“We know that an unprecedented number of New York City businesses have closed or will close as a direct result of this pandemic, so we’re always looking for opportunities to help our vendors stay afloat during these challenging times,” said Queens Night Market Founder JOHN WANG. “Our Fuel the Frontlines initiative with Borough President Lee earlier this year was a fantastic success for a really great cause, and we’re delighted to partner again with the Borough President and with our usual host, the New York Hall of Science, for this drive-in movie series. Great food along with great film!”

Brief descriptions of the featured films are below. For more information, go to www.queensbp.org/queensdrivein.

About “The Farewell” (2019)

PG | 1h 40min | Drama/Comedy-drama | Subtitles: English

A comedic and heartfelt narrative starring Queens native Awkwafina as Billi Wang, “The Farewell” dives deep into the importance of family by exploring just how far Billi and her relatives are willing to go to protect and celebrate a cherished loved one.

About “Iron Man” (2008)

PG-13 | 2h 6min | Action/Sci-fi

Directed by famed filmmaker and Queens native Jon Favreau, “Iron Man” follows the eponymous Marvel superhero, played by Robert Downey, Jr. a genius defense contractor and creator of an ultrapowerful suit of armor who must use his newfound abilities to unravel an insidious plot against him.

About “John Lewis: Good Trouble” (2020)

PG | 1h 36min | Documentary

Released last month, this Dawn Porter-directed documentary chronicles the life and legacy of The Honorable John Lewis, one of the most prominent leaders of the Civil Rights Movement and later a longtime member of Congress representing Georgia’s 5th District until his death on July 17. The film explores Lewis’ upbringing and storied career through rare footage and interviews with Lewis, his family, political leaders and other prominent figures.

About “The Lunchbox” (2013)

PG | 1h 45min | Romance/Drama | Subtitles: English

Nimrat Kaur stars as Ila, a married woman who accidentally strikes up a friendship through Mumbai’s famous lunchbox delivery system with a retiring widower, portrayed by Irrfan Khan, in this critically acclaimed 2013 Hindi romance film written and directed by Ritesh Batra.

About “Men In Black” (1997)

PG-13 | 1h 53min | Sci/fi

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones star as Agent J and Agent K, members of the secretive “Men in Black” government agency tasked with helping police extraterrestrials on Earth. Their mission to save the galaxy culminates at one of Queens’ most iconic settings, which itself hides a shocking secret.

About “Up” (2009)

PG | 1h 36min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A Best Picture nominee at the 2010 Academy Awards, this animated adventure follows elderly widower Carl Fredricksen as he sets off for South America by tying thousands of balloons to his home. But with a young Wilderness Explorer named Russell on board as an accidental stowaway, heartwarming hilarity ensues.

О фильме "ВАЛЛ-И" (2008)

G | 1 час 43 минуты | Анимация / Семейный

Этот любимый анимационный фильм исследует такие актуальные темы, как экология и изменение климата, глазами WALL-E, одинокого робота-мусорщика, бродящего по постапокалиптической Земле, лишенной человеческой жизни. Но с открытием одного растения появляется надежда на будущее этой бесплодной, заваленной мусором пустоши.

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