Step into a time warp at the New York Hall of Science via a visit to a multimedia installation called “Empire Drive-In”. Artists Jeff Stark, Todd Chandler and their team of conceptualists have reconstructed a nostalgic trip back to the drive-in theater of the 1950s. The Empire Drive-In, which will take place in the parking lot of the Hall of Science, is complete with a fleet of cars salvaged from a Brooklyn junkyard. There will also be a concession stand and a 40-foot screen on which will play a film, while participants can sit in, or on top of, the 60 vehicles. The exhibition is a cooperation between the artists, the New York Hall of Science, the American Museum of the Moving Image, the Flux Factory, Queens Museum, Transportation Alternatives, Rooftop Films, Light Industries and Build it Green.
Seating is limited and on a first-come first-serve basis. Film shows will be presented Oct 4-6, 10-13 and 16-20. For complete film schedule and ticket information, go to the webpage for the event. The installation is open daily from Oct 4-20, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., but from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on show dates. The New York Hall of Science is located in Corona at 47-01 111th Street and can be reached by telephone at 718-699-0005.