Feature Film Program

Queens Drive-In: School of Rock

Richard Linklater’s charming comedy about a broke guitarist who impersonates a teacher to pay the rent and ends up starting an all-kid band.


Sun Nov 8 6:00 PM

The Films

School of Rock

Richard Linklater | US | 108

2003. With Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Sarah Silverman, Mike White. In a hilarious star performance, Black plays Dewey Finn, an aspiring rocker who is kicked out of his band. In order to make rent, he pretends to be his roommate and takes his job as a substitute elementary school teacher. With no knowledge of the subjects he is supposed to teach, Dewey instead schools the students on what he knows and loves best: rock ‘n’ roll. A movie that will make you want to start your own band, Linklater’s smash hit is filled with popular songs, heart, and a smidge of adult humor.

Origin of Hair

Carrie Hawks | US | 1

A rumination on Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s legacy in the creation of rock ‘n’ roll—and one’s search for the best curl pattern—this film explores black queer female identity and self-acceptance as a pathway to personal utopia.

Without Say

Neha Gautam | US | 6

After a young Queens girl finds a note under her desk at school, she develops a connection with another girl and must choose between unspoken obligations and love.

Event Details

6:00 PM
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
7:00 PM
Short Films Begin
7:10 PM
School of Rock Begins
Part of the Sunday Night Movies series of free screenings presented by NYC Councilman Francisco Moya.

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.


Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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