Here’s another outdoor screening series to add to your list, which should already include the Rooftop Films Summer Series, Rooftop Film Club, SummerScreen, Nowadays, Films on the Green, the Dobbin St Sunset Series and so on. The folks behind the Tribeca Film Festival have announced a new series in the shadows of Santiago Calatrava’s big bird, at Oculus Plaza. Tribeca Drive-In will bring al fresco flicks to the World Trade Center on the first Friday and Saturday of each month, June through October.
The films are programmed by curators from the film festival, though you wouldn’t really know it by looking at the lineup. In the mix are the requisite Woody Allen movie (Annie Hall), the obligatory Ghostbusters (though, in this case, they’re screening the remake), and family-friendly fare like Night at the Museum and Spider-Man. The NYC focus continues with some classics (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, West Side Story) and some random picks (Serendipity, Enchanted). The first two films, which are musicals, will be preceded by performances: Folk-rock duo Supersmall will open for Rent on Friday and rootsy singer-songwriter Mary-Elaine Jenkins will open for Annie on Saturday.
The series is being billed as “dinner and a movie.” Taking care of the dinner part are Eataly, Beer Table, and Pure Liquid Wine & Spirits.