Westfield World Trade Center teams with Tribeca to launch new outdoor film series in Lower Manhattan
Free and open to the public, “Tribeca Drive-In: Dinner and a Movie on Oculus Plaza” will take place outdoors at dusk on the first weekend of every month between June and October.
Beginning in June, Westfield World Trade Center and Tribeca will be bringing a new outdoor screening series to downtown Manhattan—all for free—in a welcoming open-air setting that overlooks the magnificent Oculus and much of the Lower Manhattan cityscape.
“Tribeca Drive-In: Dinner and a Movie on Oculus Plaza” will be programmed by the Tribeca Film Festival’s curators and showcase ten classic and fan favorite feature films (all set in New York City). The screenings will occur outdoors on the Oculus Plaza (located at the corner of Church and Dey streets) on Friday and Saturday evenings all summer long (and run into the fall as well) on the first weekend of each month between June and October.
To make the experience even more enjoyable and a perfect way to spend warm summer evenings with family or friends, visitors attending the film serieswill have the option to watch the films within a limited seating, reserved access section. In this area, guests can purchase dinner provided by Lower Manhattan’s Eataly at Westfield World Trade Center—as well as beer and wine sourced from the location’s Beer Table and Pure Liquid.
The Tribeca Drive-In film lineup and schedule will be as follows (with doors opening at 5pm on each date):
• RENT, Friday, June 2nd
• ANNIE (2014), Saturday, June 3rd
• SERENDIPITY, Friday, July 7th
• NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, Saturday, July 8th
• WEST SIDE STORY, Friday, August 4th
• GHOSTBUSTERS (2016), Saturday, August 5th
• BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, Friday, September 1st
• ENCHANTED, Saturday, September 2nd
• ANNIE HALL, Friday, October 6th and 7th
• SPIDER-MAN, Saturday, October 7th
“Westfield World Trade Center showcases the very best New York has to offer—all in one place,” said Isolde Brielmaier, Westfield’s Executive Director of Arts and Culture.
“Of course, world-class entertainment is a huge part of the New York experience, and this is now the place in Lower Manhattan to enjoy superb films, music, art, cultural festivals, and so much more.”
“We are excited to partner with Westfield to expand on our beloved Tribeca Drive-In series, which furthers the Festival’s mission of bringing community together through unique film experiences in lower Manhattan,” said Cara Cusumano, Tribeca’s Director of Programming.
“We’ve selected some of our favorite new and classic NYC films and couldn’t think of a better setting to enjoy them together than under the stars at the iconic new Oculus Plaza.”
The new outdoor summer film series underscores how the partnership between Westfield and Tribeca continues to grow. Last November, World Trade Center hosted the Tribeca Virtual Arcade, featuring four VR selections representing the very best, cutting-edge narrative storytelling from the medium’s most innovative content creators. Then, earlier this spring, Westfield World Trade Center served as Lower Manhattan’s official box office location to purchase tickets for the Tribeca Film Festival, while also featuring Tribeca promotional content across the destination’s integrated network of 19 monumental digital media screens.