Tomorrow night marks July’s second weekly Urban Drive-in event, the result of a partnership between Abrons Arts Center and Friends of Gulick Park. Last Thursday, Charlie Chaplin aficionados gathered in the Abrons Arts Center Amphitheater for an evening of Chaplin shorts accompanied by original piano and string scores. This week, movie watchers can haul their blankets over to Gulick Park to spend some free quality time with the ever-popular 1980s extra-terrestial, ET.
For tomorrow’s event, it was the movie goers themselves who chose the film of the evening. Friends of Gulick Park set up an online survey in which anyone could vote for the movies they were most excited to see.
If ET isn’t exactly your cup of tea, don’t panic! There are still two more Urban Drive-in events coming your way. On July 24, there will be a screening of the 1920s film, The Mark of Zorro, accompanied by the live band, Not So Silent Cinema, which will take place in the Abrons Ampitheatre. The following Thursday, the event will move back to Gulick Park for the final screening of the summer, the romantic comedy, Crossing Delancey.
Each free screening begins at sunset and takes place outdoors, so bring a blanket, get cozy, and get ready to watch some movies!