Wednesday, May 25

Long Island Pop-Up Drive-In Summer Movie Series Launches 5/28


Long Island event producer Starfish Junction has entered into a partnership with Simon Malls to safely entertain families this summer with the launch of MOVIE LOT—a pop-up drive-in series offering movies shown on a giant 52-foot screen erected in the parking lot of the Smith Haven Mall. Information on the summer schedule, safety guidelines, show times and ticket availability for showings at the Simon Mall in Lake Grove, go to

Lake Grove will be among the first Long Island towns to offer post-quarantine entertainment for local residents. While this summer will undoubtedly look and feel a little different than summers past, Movie Lot was created to deliver a fun and safe way to embrace summer recreation.

Kicking off the MOVIE LOT summer season on Thursday, May 28th will be the mega-hit Indian Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark. Other movies included in the summer series weekend kick off are: the newly-released Sonic the Hedgehog, King Kong, The Bad News Bears, and the 2020 blockbuster Star Wars: The Ride of Skywalker. The rest of the summer lineup will be announced soon and will include movies perfect for date nights, family fun nights, girl’s night out, sing-alongs, and midnight showings of fright-night classics. There are a limited number of tickets available for each showing. Tickets are on sale now ($40 per carload) for the summer series kick-off weekend and must be purchased online in advance at the MOVIE LOT website.

“Drive-in movies naturally adhere to the social distancing guidelines and gives people something fun to do. We’ve all been sheltering in place for weeks, our goal is to deliver a safe and entertaining way to lift the spirits of our neighbors while at the same time adhere to social distancing guidelines,” said Lauren Powers, Senior Director at Starfish Junction. “I think we are all ready to go out, do it safely, and have some fun.”

While drive-in theaters are staging a comeback across the country, Starfish Junction is positioning itself as one of the leaders here on Long Island. “We’ve got a great lineup for the summer and we anticipate a great response from the local community. But make no mistake about it, we will be strictly enforcing social distancing rules and regulations at each and every showing,” said Powers.

Ticketholders are permitted to bring their own food and snacks to enjoy during the show. Attendees may also consider Smith Haven Mall restaurants for curbside pick up before filing into the lot for the movie. Portable restrooms will be available for use. The Smith Haven Mall is located in Lake Grove, NY. Ticket holders enter through main mall entrance on Middle Country Road. The showings will take place rain or shine, all ticket sales are final.

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