NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, announced today it will launch a drive-in movie weekend ahead of the summer. The first movie screening will be DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS on Friday, May 29, followed by multiple showtimes available throughout the weekend.
“For the last several weeks we have been speaking with the County to see how we might be able to safely launch a drive-in movie theater, and we were very pleased to receive the green light to move forward,” said Nick Vaerewyck, the senior vice president of programming and business operations at NYCB LIVE. “We miss hosting world-class sporting events, concerts, and family-friendly programs that bring people together, and this is the safest way to begin to return to entertaining Long Islanders once again.”
The movies will be displayed on a large backlit LED screen outside the venue facing Hempstead turnpike, with audio made available through a partnership with Hofstra radio station, WRHU.
“The iconic Coliseum, in the heart of Nassau County, is the perfect backdrop for a drive-in,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. “We welcome this fun, new entertainment option for our residents looking for family-friendly activities this summer.”
NYCB LIVE will have food trucks available in the parking lot to provide guests with food and non-alcoholic beverage options for purchase, though guests are permitted to bring outside snacks on-site. Mobile bathrooms and multiple sanitizing stations will also be available.
“While we want to make this a fun experience for everyone, we encourage all guests to take proper social distancing measures on-site. All drivers must be wearing a face covering, and anyone who exits their vehicle must comply with wearing a face covering and abiding by social distancing of six-feet from anyone outside of members from your car,” adds Vaerewyck.
Tickets will go on sale in advance starting Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m. for the first screening, followed by multiple showtimes available throughout the weekend. Attendees are encouraged to register and pay ahead of time online at https://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/2756410. Tickets will be $30 per car in advance, or $35 at the gate via credit/debit only.
Guests will be permitted on-site an hour ahead of showtimes, with limited space available per showing.
For more information, visit NYCBLIVE.com.
About NYCB LIVE
NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum opened on April 5, 2017 with a concert by Billy Joel after an 18-month, $180 million renovation. NYCB LIVE is the proud home of the New York Islanders, Long Island Nets, and New York Riptide. The arena also hosts concerts, family shows, professional wrestling, college basketball, theatre performances, trade shows and more.
NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is operated by Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding.