Feature Film Program

Queens Drive-In: Friday + Straight Outta Compton

Touchstones of contemporary Black American cinema directed by F. Gary Gray: the ultimate hangout comedy and a biopic of hip-hop group N.W.A.

$39-75; one ticket admits one car


Fri Apr 16 6:30 PM

The Films


F. Gary Gray | US | 91

With Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, John Witherspoon, Bernie Mac, Regina King, Nia Long, Tom Lister Jr., Anna Maria Horsford. Over the course of one mundanely hilarious Friday, Craig Jones (Ice Cube) deals with the aftermath of being fired from his job and the misadventures of his pot-smoking friend Smokey (Chris Tucker). One of the most celebrated comedies of the ’90s, Friday delivers constant laughs in a screenplay co-written by Ice Cube and rapper-producer DJ Pooh; winning supporting performances by Witherspoon as Craig’s brutally honest dad and Bernie Mac as a lascivious pastor; and an energetic soundtrack featuring Cypress Hill, 2 Live Crew, Dr. Dre, Rick James, and of course, Ice Cube’s own “Friday.” Rated: R

Straight Outta Compton

F. Gary Gray | US | 147

With O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge, Paul Giamatti, LaKeith Stanfield. Straight Outta Compton is a masterful biopic about gangsta rap group N.W.A, whose music spoke out against racism and aggressive policing. In dramatizing the lives of these pioneering Black artists, who fight for survival in their poverty-stricken neighborhood, Gray carves out a riveting true story of fame, power, and betrayal. With superb performances from Jason Mitchell (as Eazy-E) and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (portraying his real-life father, Ice Cube); expressive cinematography by Matthew Libatique; and an incisive, Oscar-nominated screenplay, Straight Outta Compton is a significant work befitting its already legendary subject. Rated: R

Event Details

6:30 PM
Doors Open
7:30 PM
Friday Begins
9:00 PM
9:10 PM
Straight Outta Compton 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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