Head to Corona’s drive-in theater; no car required

Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark's Empire Drive-In, shown in an earlier installation here, is coming to the New York Hall of Science in October. Photo courtesy New York Hall of Science

Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark’s Empire Drive-In, shown in an earlier installation here, is coming to the New York Hall of Science in October. Photo courtesy New York Hall of Science

If you thought the days of the drive-in movie were finished, think again.

For 12 nights this October, the New York Hall of Science brings the experience to Corona with the installation of Empire Drive-In, created by artists Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark and comprised of 60 vehicles reclaimed from a Brooklyn junkyard.

But this isn’t an art exhibit you just look at.

Visitors will be able to climb into (and onto) vehicles as they watch a live performance or movie projected on a 40-foot screen.

Each evening’s program includes a slideshow presentation of late industrial images, an audio program about cars and manufacturing that will be broadcast to the cars in the installation and live musical performances prior to the feature presentations.

Scheduled movies include silent comedies with Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, a Bollywood feature, animated films and sci-fi flicks among others.

For a full list, check out the New York Hall of Science’s website.

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