This summer, drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback as the new way to safely enjoy movies and get a little bit of fresh air. NY state gave them the green light to re-open on May 15, so popular drive-ins like the Warwick Drive-In or Hyde Park Drive-In Theatre, already operate and offer online ticketing.
However, in an exclusive, Time Out New York announced that New Yorkers will be able to flock to none other than Yankee Stadium this summer for movie nights, concerts, and a new festival-like event known as Uptown Drive-In that will take place in their parking lot.
MASC Hospitality Group, the New York-based company behind the Bronx Night Market and the Bronx Beer Festival will be in charge of hosting this July's Fridays through Sundays, an event where attendees can roll up in their vehicles and enjoy either a movie or live performance, while enjoying the festival's car side dinner service, catered by popular city street vendors.
Marco Shalma of MASC Hospitality Group told Time Out New York that the stage will be elevated for live performances so attendees can watch from their car. In addition, the MC, performers, and hosts will stream from a PA system that can be listened to through car radios. MASC Hospitality is also planning to implement live interactive games, raffles, giveaways, date-night experiences, and a family-friendly brunch series.