Feature Film Program

Queens Drive-In: Escape from New York + RoboCop

Two action-packed ’80s sci-fi classics boast groundbreaking effects and set design to predict dangerous, violent futures.

$39-75; one ticket admits one car


Sat Mar 20 6:30 PM

The Films

Escape from New York

John Carpenter | US | 99

With Kurt Russell, Isaac Hayes, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Van Cleef, Harry Dean Stanton, Donald Pleasence. In a dystopian future ravaged by crime, the United States government has converted Manhattan into a giant maximum-security prison. Its brutal, roaming prisoners report to the menacing boss, the Duke of New York (Isaac Hayes). When the U.S. President (Donald Pleasence) crash-lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell). But time is short: unless he succeeds, in 24 hours, an explosive charge implanted in Snake’s neck will end his mission—and his life. Rated: R


Paul Verhoeven | US | 102

With Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Miguel Ferrer. By borrowing The Terminator’s tech-noir aesthetic and outfitting it with a number of key factory extras—including a satirical engine churning away underneath its various brutally effective action set pieces—Paul Verhoeven and his collaborators created the late-1980s Hollywood vehicle par excellence. Alternately hilarious and harrowing, RoboCop is perhaps Verhoeven’s greatest parody of American corporate culture and domination. Rated: R

Event Details

6:30 PM
Doors Open
7:30 PM
Escape from New York Begins
9:10 PM
9:20 PM
RoboCop Begins
All Queens Drive-In attendees will need to enter via the main entrance at 111th Street/49th Avenue entrance to the New York Hall of Science. There will be no access from the Grand Central Parkway exit 9P.

Use Grand Central Parkway Exit 10W to Corona Ave, OR the Long Island Expressway to the 108th Street exit, and take local streets to the entrance for all vehicles on 49th Avenue and 111th Street. Signs and staff members will direct you to the Drive-In upon arrival.

For complete Drive-In FAQs, head here.

PLEASE NOTE: Both films in this program are rated R and may not be considered appropriate for younger audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.


Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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