Feature Film Program

Queens Drive-In: Psycho + The Birds (Double Feature)

Two terrifying horror classics from the unparalleled master of suspense.

$45-75; one ticket admits one car

Sat Oct 24 6:30 PM

The Films

Psycho

Alfred Hitchcock | US | 109

With Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin. After stealing forty thousand bucks from her boss’s client, real-estate secretary Marion Crane (Leigh) high-tails it out of Phoenix. Guilt-ridden and tired, she makes the very big mistake of stopping for the night at the Bates Motel, where she befriends its seemingly benign proprietor, the mother-loving Norman Bates (Perkins). You know what comes next. If you don’t, then we won’t be the ones to spoil Hitchcock’s horror game-changer, a film of spare intensity, at once austere and baroque in style, and so shockingly perverse in its implications that it cracked cinema open wide forever after.

The Birds

Alfred Hitchcock | US | 119

With Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy. In Hitchcock’s masterpiece of avian horror, Hedren’s mod socialite Melanie Daniels (Hedren) descends upon sleepy Bodega Boy, California, to aggressively pursue her crush object, Mitch (Taylor). From there, Hitchcock puts her through the wringer, as she finds herself fleeing for her life from swarms of seagulls, jays, hawks, and sparrows gone curiously amok. One of Hitch’s scariest, The Birds, loosely inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s terrifying short story, is a wildly intense experience, enhanced by razor-sharp editing and a music-free soundtrack of bird calls and flapping wings.

Event Details

6:30 PM
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
7:30 PM
Films Begin
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.

For complete Drive-In FAQs, head here.

Venue

Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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