Movies in Your Car: Premiere outdoor drive-in theater to open at York College Performing Arts Center

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Park your car and enjoy a premier outdoor entertainment experience with the grand opening of Bounce Playground’s Movies in Your Car on July 30 at the York College Performing Arts Center in Jamaica.  

The reimagined drive-in theater will provide excitement for family and friends of all ages, featuring a curated list of Black American films along with selections for children, all on giant inflatable screens. 

“As we embrace a world of new social regulations, our goal with Movies In Your Car is to bridge the gap of yesterday’s and tomorrow’s new normal,” said Chris Worthy, chief executive officer. “This event allows family and friends to experience a retro movie experience in a safe and fun atmosphere during trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Movies In Your Car is produced by Bounce Playground, the architects behind the new all-inflatable traveling amusement park. Spearheaded by Worthy and Kevin Barchus, they both bring over 15 years of event production experience, creating memorable and unique exchanges between people and brands. Event partners include Beam Suntory’s Makers Mark, Hornitos Tequila and Courvoisier Brands, Czen Restaurant, Happy Face Photobooths, Red Bull and Curls Hair Care.

The grand opening lineup schedule includes the following: 

“Girl’s Trip,” Thursday, July 30, 8 p.m. 

 Planning a girl’s night out? Call your girlfriends, get dressed and head over to the drive-in theater to catch the 2017 comedy film “Girl’s Trip,” starring Regina Hall, Queens Latifah, Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett Smith.  

The four best friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, where their sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing. 

“Training Day,” Thursday, July 30, 11 p.m.

Denzel Washington delivers an Academy Award-winning performance opposite Ethan Hawke in the 2001 American crime thriller film “Training Day.” The two actors star as LAPD narcotics officers over a 12-hour period in the gang-ridden neighborhood of Westlake, Echo Park and South Central Los Angeles.   

“Minions,” Friday, July 31, 8 p.m. 

Make it a family night with the kids and watch the “Minions,” a 2015 animated comedy film, which serves as the spin-off prequel to the “Despicable Me” franchise. 

The trio — Kevin, Stuart and Bob — embark upon a thrilling journey that leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock) the world’s first-ever female supervillain. 

“Belly,” Friday, July 31, 11 p.m

Belly is a 1998 American crime drama film written and directed by music video director Hype Williams, in his film directing debut. Filmed in New York City, the film stars rappers DMX and Nas, alongside Taral Hicks, Method Man and R&B singer T-Boz.

“Sonic The Hedgehog,” Saturday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m. 

The world needed a hero — it got a hedgehog. Powered with incredible speed, Sonic embraces his new home on Earth — until he accidentally knocks out the power grid, sparking the attention of uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik. Now, it’s supervillain vs. supersonic in an all-out race across the globe to stop Robotnik from using Sonic’s unique power to achieve world domination.

“Harlem Nights,” Saturday, Aug. 1, 11 p.m.

“Harlem Nights” is a 1989 American crime comedy-drama film written, executive produced and directed by Eddie Murphy. Murphy co-stars with Richard Pryor as a team running a nightclub in late-1930s Harlem while contending with gangsters and corrupt police officials.

“Transformers,” Sunday, Aug. 2, 11 p.m. 

Based on the popular 1980s transforming robot toy line and animated TV series, Michael Bay’s explosive live-action spectacle stars actor Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky, a teenager who gets caught up in a war between the heroic Autobots and the villainous Decepticons, two factions of alien robots who can disguise themselves by transforming into everyday machinery. 

Tickets for Movies In Your Car are priced per-car starting at $40 for general admission and $60 for VIP. The VIP experience will allow for cars to be parked in the first three rows of the theater for a better view of the screens, receive an at-your-car photo experience along with a snack and drinks package.

Additionally, all attendees are able to pre-order meals through the Movies In Your Car website – from burgers to custom cocktails, elevating the traditional drive-in experience. To embrace the community, food will be sourced from local restaurants and spirits will be provided by Beam Suntory for all non-driver passengers to enjoy. Movies In Your Car encourages all of-age guests to drink responsibly and to never drink and drive.

With the safety and wellness of guests and staff a top priority for Movies In Your Car, all employees will adhere to CDC guidelines, such as wearing face coverings and gloves. There will be multiple hand sanitizing stations for attendees to use.

For more information and weekly schedule, visit MoviesInYourCar.com and follow on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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