Feature Film Program

Queens Drive-In: The Road Warrior + Bacurau

George Miller’s dystopian action thriller and the acclaimed Brazilian sci-fi/western hybrid in a showcase of epic, brutal battles.

$39-75; one ticket admits one car


Fri Mar 19 6:30 PM

The Films

The Road Warrior

George Miller | Australia | 94

With Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston. The rare sequel to equal—if not surpass—its predecessor, The Road Warrior pushes the original’s delirious action spectacle into overdrive. Miller’s film follows Mad Max, now a loner adrift in an anarchic, postapocalyptic wasteland, as he joins up with a band of refugees who must fight to protect their precious gasoline from hordes of marauding bikers. It all builds to a breathtaking climax—a white-knuckle, tour-de-force extended chase sequence involving an 18-wheel oil tanker—that achieves the exhilarating rush of pure cinema. Rated: R


Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles | Brazil, France | 131

With Sonia Braga, Udo Kier, Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino. A few years from now... Bacurau, a small remote village in Brazil, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive in town to pick off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their community. "Exhilarating. A heart-thumping political allegory that tips its hat to masters like John Carpenter." —Manohla Dargis, The New York Times, Critic's Pick

Event Details

6:30 PM
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
7:30 PM
The Road Warrior Begins
9:05 PM
Intermission conversation with Bacurau directors Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles and actor Udo Kier
9:20 PM
Bacurau 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.

For complete Drive-In FAQs, head here.

PLEASE NOTE: Both films in this program contain R-rated content (though technically Bacurau is considered "not rated") 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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