Each Thursday this July, the Abrons Arts Center and the Friends of Gulick Park are showing free movies as part of an “Urban Drive-In” program. Each film begins at 8 p.m. and the location alternates between the Abrons Arts amphitheater (466 Grand St.) and the handball courts in Luther Gulick Park (intersection of Delancey and Willett streets). Hint: It’s technially more like “walk-in” movies; bring a chair or a blanket to sit on.
July 10 | In the Amphitheater
Unsilent Films: Chaplin Shorts: An evening of classic Chaplin shorts accompanied by live original piano and string scores. Artists include pianists Kamel Boutross and Alec Betterley, with compositions by Robert Randazzo.
July 17 | At Gulick Park
“ET”: Bring the kids to see everyone’s favorite extraterrestrial.
July 24 | In the Amphitheater
“The Mark of Zorro”: Seasoned with a Spanish and Latin influenced score, the live Not So Silent Cinema band accompanies this 1920 Zorro, featuring the sword stylings of Douglas Fairbanks.
July 31 | At Gulick Park
“Crossing Delancey”: The 1988 rom-com starring Amy Irving has become a Lower East Side classic.