Urban drive-in cinema; room for one car

By | October 12, 2007 10:10 pm PDT

The coolest small cinema in NYC

OK, so it may not be a real drive-in cinema, but this fake drive in cinema in New York, complete with a vintage car, gets our love an admiration. At the price of $75 for six people, it is definitely something I would try if I was in the Big Apple. From the Grand Opening Public Project’s website:

Cruise downtown and park yourself at DRV-IN—Manhattan’s only drive-in cinema. Seven days a week, twice a night, passengers are transported to another time and place. Under starry skies and the foliage of a potted oak tree, guests watch classic films in a one-of-a-kind 1965 Ford Falcon convertible. With seating for six and a full concession stand, this unique theater setting is one of the Lower East Side’s most intimate experiences. Starting with films from 1960 and progressing chronologically each night, DRV-IN speeds through four decades of cinematic achievement.

Thanks go to BoingBoing, where we spotted it. You can see the schedule of films and book tickets on the website, but hurry, as it seems to be selling out fast. Best of all, the film in the photo is Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, my favourite film of all time.

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Patrick was a Senior Analyst at Screen Digest, went on to launch the digital cinema operations of Unique and Deluxe Europe, then digitised Bollywood at Adlabs/RMW, and now writes, consults and appears on panels about cinema all over the world.
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