Feature Film Program

Queens Drive-In: Halloween + The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Double Feature)

Two legendary seventies slasher horrors from John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper go head to head for an epic night of suspense and terror.

$45-75; one ticket admits one car


Fri Oct 30 6:30 PM

The Films


John Carpenter | US | 91

1978. With Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, PJ Soles. Carpenter knew how to use the super-wide CinemaScope frame better than any other horror director, and his proto slasher film, about a masked maniac with a vendetta, stalking babysitters in suburban Illinois, remains the most elegantly shot and composed film of its kind. This brilliantly paced movie of mounting anxiety and dread perfectly evokes an autumnal atmosphere and features a naturalistic, star-making performance by Jamie Lee Curtis.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Tobe Hooper | US | 83

1974. With Marilyn Burns, Gunnar Hansen, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal. After picking up an unhinged hitchhiker during a drive deep in rural Texas, a group of young people from somewhere up north are unwittingly plunged into a nightmare as they find themselves hunted down by a cannibalistic clan of maniacs. When Hooper first unleashed The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, it stunned audiences and drew a mixture of admiration and revulsion from critics. The film would be banned in several countries, but today it remains unequaled as a landmark of outlaw filmmaking, and is perhaps the most frightening film ever made.

Event Details

6:30 PM
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
7:30 PM
Halloween Begins
9:00 PM
9:10 PM
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Begins
All Queens Drive-In attendees will need to enter via the 111th Street/49th Avenue entrance to the New York Hall of Science. There will be no access from the Grand Central Parkway. Please take 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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Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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