Feature Film Program

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Best Summer Ever (Opening Night Event)

Join ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York in celebrating disability through film with the ground-breaking musical, Best Summer Ever.

$45; one ticket admits one car


Thu Apr 29 6:30 PM

The Film

Best Summer Ever

Michael Parks Randa & Lauren Smitelli | US | 80

A first-of-its-kind musical featuring a fully integrated cast and crew of disabled and non-disabled people. Sage and Anthony had the best summer ever falling in love at camp. When fate brings them back together, they must face the drama of cliques, an evil cheerleader, and Sage’s family secret.

Event Details

6:30 PM
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
7:30 PM
Opening Night Remarks featuring Itzhak Perlman, a performance from Lachi, and more
8:15 PM
Film Begins, followed by a Q&A
Founded in 2007 by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of disabled people.

To support ReelAbilities and for tickets with additional perks, please go here.

To learn more about ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York, please visit their website.

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.


Film screening will include OPEN CAPTIONS and optional AUDIO DESCRIPTION track.

Opening night remarks and Q+A will include CART (live transcript) and ASL Interpretation.

Accessible restrooms and ADA accessible parking spots are available at the venue.

ADA required service animals are allowed at events.

If you would like to request ADA seating or ASL interpretations please contact tickets@rooftopfilms.com before the event

For additional accessibility requests, please e-mail: reelabilities@mmjccm.org


Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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