“TRIBECA DRIVE-IN: DINNER AND A MOVIE” OUTDOOR FILM SERIES RETURNS TO OCULUS PLAZA AT WESTFIELD WORLD TRADE CENTER
In collaboration with the team behind the Tribeca Film Festival, this year’s series will take place on three summer weekends (Thursday-Saturday): June 14-16, July 12-14, and August 9-11.
NEW YORK, NY– May 23, 2018 –For the second consecutive year, Westfield World Trade Center and Tribeca will bring a free summer outdoor film series to downtown Manhattan’s Oculus Plaza (located at the corner of Church and Dey streets) curated
by the team that programs the Tribeca Film Festival.
Each of the nine classic and fan favorite feature films screened at “Tribeca Drive-In presents Westfield Dinner & a Movie” shares one common connection: a plot or key scene focused on the theme of food – a subject which undeniably has the power to elicit a great deal of passion and bring both individuals and communities together for bonding over new and shared cuisines.
To make the experience even more enjoyable and a perfect way to spend summer evenings with family and friends – visitors attending the screenings will be able to enjoy live music, win Westfield retailer prizes, and relax in a chic lounge and dining area – with exclusively curated food and beverage offerings provided by some of Westfield World Trade Center’s tastiest restaurants and eateries, including: Eataly NYC Downtown, Epicerie Boulud, Choza Taqueria, Nobletree Coffee, Nunu Chocolates, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Grom, and Blue Bottle Coffee.
This year’s series will take place on three summer weekends, geared towards Lower Manhattan professionals and local residents, couples, friends, and family audiences. Doors open at 5pm and films will begin at 7:30 pm on each screening date:
June screenings: The perfect dinner-and-a-movie films pair stories from across America- Los Angeles to Miami to the Big Easy- with regional cuisine to transport you across the country:
July screenings: After a whirlwind trip around the US, it always feels great to come home with three quintessential hometown stories served up alongside local NYC cuisine:
August screenings: A trio of comedies celebrating late night stars who jumped from the small screen in New York to the big screen in Hollywood:
“Westfield World Trade Center offers the very best of New York City and our partnership with the team behind Tribeca Film Festival reflects just that,” said Shari C. Hyman, Vice President and General Manager of Westfield World Trade Center. “There is no greater experience than being under the wings of the Oculus, enjoying live entertainment, food, friends, and outdoor films. With our expanded weekend series offerings, we are making sure everyone has a chance to experience it.”
“Tribeca Drive-In is one of our favorite year round programs, bringing classic and fan-favorite films for audiences to enjoy al fresco. We are delighted to partner with Westfield to bring these unique outdoor screenings to our downtown community all summer long,” said Cara Cusumano, Tribeca’s Director of Programming.
Screenings are free and open to the public. Tickets may be reserved in advance on Eventbrite. Admittance and seating is first come first served.
For more information on the series, please visit: https://www.tribecafilm.com/drive-in
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Christina Mendez, Westfield
About Westfield World Trade Center
Situated at the portal of Lower Manhattan where 13 subway / PATH trains, multiple ferry lines, and millions of global travelers all converge – Westfield World Trade Center has become an instantly identifiable landmark like no other. This architectural marvel and the most complete retail destination in New York City showcases 80+ fashion, health, beauty, lifestyle, and technology brands under the magnificent roof of the iconic, Santiago Calatrava designed Oculus and throughout the galleries seamlessly connecting the entire WTC campus. Anchored by Eataly NYC Downtown and Epicerie Boulud, fresh food and fine dining also take center stage at World Trade Center – with an entirely new restaurant collection also coming soon to the new WTC Tower 3. The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center and adjacent outdoor Oculus Plaza have become Lower Manhattan’s newest meeting places and home to a multitude of community events, headline entertainment, art and cultural programming, social activities, as well as a weekly Farmers Market.
About Tribeca Enterprises
Tribeca Enterprises is a multi-platform storytelling company based in New York City. Established in 2003 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, Tribeca provides artists with unique platforms to expand the audience for their work and broadens consumer access to experience storytelling, independent film and media. The company operates a network of branded entertainment businesses including the Tribeca Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival International, and Tribeca Studios. In 2014, The Madison Square Garden Company acquired a 50% stake in Tribeca Enterprises, bringing together two of New York's most important cultural and entertainment icons to enhance the reach and impact of both brands.