Feature Film Program

Queens Drive-In: The Lunchbox

A delicate romance set in the megacity of Mumbai starring the late Irrfan Khan.


Wed Sep 2 7:30 PM

A delicate romance set in the megacity of Mumbai starring the late Irrfan Khan.

The Films

The Lunchbox

Ritesh Batra | India, US, Germany, France | 105

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's elaborate and efficient lunchbox delivery system connects young housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur) to Saajan (Irrfan Khan), a widower on the verge of retirement. They begin exchanging handwritten notes back and forth, leading to an unexpected friendship and possibly something more. Capturing the teeming energy of one of the world’s densest cities, as well as the loneliness that can lie at its center, The Lunchbox features Irrfan Khan—already an international star from his roles in Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire, and The Namesake—in one of his most poignant roles.

Día de la Madre

Ashley Brandon & Dennis Höhne | US | 6

A band of juveniles embarks on a 24-hour spree of breaking into houses and causing a ruckus.

NYSCI Explainer: Radio Frequency

This video was produced by members of the Alan J. Friedman Center for the Development of Young Scientists | US | 3

NYSCI Explainer Elijah shows us how to create a radio wave.

Event Details

7:30 PM
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
8:20 PM
Introductions and Short Film Plays
8:45 PM
Introduction from The Lunchbox Filmmaker Ritesh Batra
8:50 PM
The Lunchbox Begins
Part of the Wednesday Night Movies series of free screenings presented by Queens Borough President Sharon Lee.

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

venue on Google Map

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