Feature Film Program

Queens Drive-In: Fast Times at Ridgemont High + Dazed and Confused

Two comedy cult classics depict the joys, confusions, and mischief of adolescence.

$39-75; one ticket admits one car


Sat Mar 27 6:30 PM

The Films

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Amy Heckerling | US | 90

With Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz, Nicolas Cage. The smash directorial debut of Amy Heckerling (Clueless), Fast Times at Ridgemont High was based on a screenplay by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his book about going undercover as a student at Clairemont High School in San Diego. This coming-of-age comedy chronicles a school year during which an inexperienced teen (Leigh) seeks romance, and her stoner surfer friend (Sean Penn) faces off against a strict teacher (Walston). Romantic, funny, and occasionally shocking, Fast Times is as honest, fresh, and funny today as it was nearly forty years ago. Rated: R

Dazed and Confused

Richard Linklater | US | 102

With Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Parker Posey, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Joey Lauren Adams. Set in 1976, Richard Linklater’s exuberant, finely detailed comedy captures the last day of school before summer at Lee High School in Austin, Texas. Following a range of Texas teenagers over the course of one long night, Dazed and Confused manages to vividly recreate a 70s milieu of jocks and stoners, hippies and squares, while rooting the story in a rollicking sense of the minutely observed present moment, making it a perennial favorite for ensuing generations. Featuring early but unforgettable appearances by Posey, McConaughey, and Affleck, Dazed and Confused beautifully and sensitively dramatizes the youthful feeling of not knowing what happens next, as well as the panics, joys, and fears of being a kid on the verge. Rated: R

Event Details

6:30 PM
Doors Open
7:30 PM
Fast Times at Ridgemont High Begins
9:00 PM
9:10 PM
Dazed and Confused 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.

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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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