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Long Island drive-in movie schedule for summer 2020

Drive-in movies, long a summer tradition at Coopers

Drive-in movies, long a summer tradition at Coopers Beach in Southampton, are expanding. Credit: John Roca

Pop-up drive-in movies are springing up around Long Island as a means of entertainment this summer. You'll want to reserve your tickets in advance, if possible, and have a plan for how you'll handle food and drinks (some screenings include snacks or offer a la carte service from food vendors).

GATEWAY DRIVE-IN MOVIES, 215 South Country Rd., Bellport



SCHEDULE July 15: "The Princess Bride;" July 16: "The Breakfast Club;" July 17-18: "Beetlejuice;" July 19: "Tommy" 

Tickets must be purchased in advance.


ADMISSION $30 a person or $100 per car. Reservations required.


SCHEDULE July 20: "Parental Guidance;" July 21: "Marley and Me"

All shows are at 8 p.m. Tickets include the movie plus an Adventureland dinner (choice of hamburger, hot dog, chicken fingers) with French fries, a soft drink and a box of popcorn. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with preshow bingo with prizes starting at 7 p.m.


SAG HARBOR CINEMA'S DRIVE-IN SERIES, Havens Beach Park off Bay Street, Sag Harbor

ADMISSION $40 per vehicle

INFO 631-725-0010,

SCHEDULE July 19: "Selena"

Park opens at 9 p.m., screenings approximately at 9:30 p.m


ADMISSION Free but limited to town residents

INFO 516-797-7925,

SCHEDULE July 22: "Secret Life of Pets 2" and Aug. 5: "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," Ellsworth W. Allen Park, Farmingdale; July 15: "Toy Story 4," Tappen Beach, Glenwood Landing; July 29: "Finding Dory," Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park and Beach, Oyster Bay.

Vehicles will be admitted first-come, first served beginning at 7 p.m. at this town-organized series of drive-in movies. Screenings are weather-permitting and there will be a nonperishable food drive for Island Harvest.

TOWN OF BABYLON Overlook Beach


INFO 631-893-2100,

SCHEDULE  July 20: "Natural Treasure" 

Gates open at 7 p.m.; Town of Babylon residents only


ADMISSION $20 per car plus $50 food and beverage minimum


SCHEDULE July 15: "Interview With the Vampire;"  8 p.m. July 16-17: "War of the Worlds;" 8 p.m. July 18-19: "Goonies;" 10 p.m. July 18: "The Mummy"

 You can have dinner and a drive-in movie from your car in the parking lot of the theme park. Takeout menus from the on-site eateries Shipwreck Tavern and Beaches and Cream Soda Shop can be delivered to your car.

SMITH POINT COUNTY PARK end of William Floyd Parkway



SCHEDULE  7 p.m. July 15: "Shrek," 7 p.m. July 16: "Space Jam," 7 p.m. July 17: "Hook," 7 p.m.July 18: "Charlotte's Web"

STOTZKY PARK, 55 Columbus Ave., Riverhead

ADMISSION Free, must reserve in advance

INFO 631-722-4444,

SCHEDULE July 24: "Frozen II"

Tickets go on sale July 6. Vehicles will be parked in the order of arrival. Moviegoers can set up a chair or blanket in front of their car. Face masks are required when walking around.


ADMISSION Free but limited to town residents with reservations.

INFO 311 or

SCHEDULE  9 p.m. July 18: "Jurassic Park," North Hempstead Beach Park, Port Washington; 9 p.m. July 25: "Space Jam," North Hempstead Beach Park, Port Washington

Residents can register in advance for screenings, with preference given to those who haven't attended a previous town-organized screening. There will be a nonperishable food drive. 

SHOWTIME IN SOUTHAMPTON, Elks Lodge, 605 Country Rd. 39, Southampton

ADMISSION $25-$200


SCHEDULE 8:30 p.m. July 17, "Men in Black;" 8:30 p.m. July 18: "Dirty Dancing;" 8:30 p.m. July 24: "Raiders of the Lost Ark;" 8:30 p.m. July 25: "Rocky;" 8:30 p.m. July 31: "Transformers;" 8:30 p.m. Aug. 1: "Jurassic Park"

MOVIE LOT DRIVE-IN Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove

ADMISSION $40 per carload

INFO 631-940-7290,

SCHEDULE "Christmas in July" series: July 23: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation;" July 24: "Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas;  July 25: "Elf;" July 26: "Home Alone"

All movies start at 9 p.m. Ticket holders are permitted to bring their own food and snacks or order curbside from one of the mall's restaurants. Lot opens 45 minutes before showtime, enter via Middle Country Road.




SCHEDULE  July 20: "Sing," Downtown Bay Shore; July 27: "Gnomeo and Juliet," Byron Lake, Oakdale; Aug. 3: "Lego Movie," Roberto Clemente Park, Brentwood; Aug. 7: "Ratatouille," Casamento Park, West Islip; Aug. 10: "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," Broadway Ave., Park, Sayville; Aug. 17: "Secret Life of Pets," Hidden Pond Park, Hauppauge; Aug. 24: "Minions," Brookwood Hall, East Islip; Aug. 31: "Holes," Gull Haven Golf Course, Central Islip; Sept. 11: "Bedtime Stories," Casamento Park, West Islip

Movies are scheduled at dusk every Monday through September.

TRIBECA SUMMER DRIVE-IN SERIES, Nickerson Beach Park, 880 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach

ADMISSION $26; $35 for double feature; free for July 9


SCHEDULE  8 p.m. July 16: "The Dark Knight;" 5 p.m. July 17: "Mean Girls," 8:45 p.m. July 17: Superbad;" 8 p.m. July 18: "Straight Outta Compton;" 4:30 p.m. July 19: "Friday Night Lights;" 8:30 p.m. July 19: "Wonder Woman;" 8 p.m. July 23: "Meet the Parents;" 4:45 p.m. July 24: "Girl's Trip;" 8:45 p.m. July 24: "Bridesmaids; 4:30 p.m. July 25: "Iniside Man;" 8:30 p.m. July 25: "Do the Right Thing" and "Tangled Roots;" 5 p.m. July 26: "Pee-wee's Big Adventure;" 9 p.m. July 26: "Beetlejuice;" 5 p.m. July 31: Talladega Nights:The Ballad of Ricky Bobby;" 9 p.m. July 31: "The Fast and The Furious;" 4:45 p.m. Aug. 1: "Selena;" 8:45 p.m. Aug. 1: "The Bodyguard;" 4:45 p.m. Aug. 2: "Goldfinger;" 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2: "Casino Royale."

CRAB MEADOW BEACH DRIVE-IN MOVIES, Waterside Avenue, Northport

ADMISSION Free, nonperishable food items will be collected

INFO huntingtonNY/movies2020, 631-351-3112

SCHEDULE July 20: "Grease" July 27: "Star Wars the Rise of Skywalker;" Aug. 3: "Toy Story 4;"  Aug. 10: "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial;" Aug. 17: "Jumanji, The Next Level"

Town of Huntington residents can sign up for car tickets at huntingtonNY/movies2020. and present them at the gate for admission. Movies begin at darkness approximately 8:15 p.m.; Rain dates: Wednesdays. Registration opens the Wednesday before each movie.

DRIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT Smithtown Historical Society, 239 E. Main St., Smithtown

ADMISSION Donations accepted


SCHEDULE 8 p.m. July 20: "Night at the Museum"

First come, first served; gates open at 7 p.m.


ADMISSION $50 general parking; $75 preferred parking includes food vouchers for 5 car occupants; $100 premium parking and includes food vouchers for 5 car occupants; $10 food vouchers


SCHEDULE 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15: "Night at the Museum." Rain date: Aug. 22

Compiled by Lynn Petry.

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