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NYC's Only Drive-In Theater

For decades, while the rest of the country enjoyed the cinematic and romantic fruits of the drive-in movie, New York, with its finite real estate, had to sit idly by, forced to walk into its theaters, and view its films through the absence of a windshield.

Not anymore. (Or at least not till November.) Presenting: DRV-IN, new on the LES.

The brainchild of Hall and Ben Smyth, the Canadian set designers who brought you PONG, DRV-IN is a one-car drive-in movie theater available for the next 40 days. (It's also Manhattan's only drive-in of any size.) Inside a 1965 Ford Falcon convertible, you'll watch one of the classic films of the last 50 years, along with popcorn, bottled water and anything else you can tactfully sneak in. (Translation: Break out the Jujubes flask.) The reservation process is simple: Go to the website, book the night and time you want, close the deal with the magic of eBay and email the management with your movie preference. Cost, including a DVD: $75.

And while the Falcon seats six comfortably (thanks, 1960s American engineering), we see this as more of a fresh date-night concept. Picture it: you, her, a backseat full of plush red leather and nobody else around.

Buckle up.


139 Norfolk
(between Stanton and Rivington)
Lower East Side
New York, NY, 10002

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