Hollywood on the Hudson

Brookfield Place World Financial Center will be hosting the Tribeca Film Festival Drive-In series to celebrate the 12th Annual Tribeca Film Festival.

From April 18th through April 20th, watch new and classic films under the stars, along with fun pre-show activities and treats for the entire family in the World Financial Center plaza.

Pre-show activities begin at 6pm, and films start at dusk (approximately 8:15pm).

Thursday, April 18th
The Birds
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
(1963 | 119 min)

It’s the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest thrillers ever made. A casual boy-meets-­girl story takes a turn toward the extreme when the couple lands in the tiny town of Bodega Bay, California, just in time to witness its sizable population of birds attack. Alfred Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense, directed this nightmarish fantasy starring Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy and Suzanne Pleshette.

Pre-show: Come early for classic movie trivia contests and other chances to win great prizes! Keep an eye out for birds on the Plaza before the film. 

Friday, April 19th
Beetlejuice
Directed by Tim Burton
(1988 | 92 min)

Two just-arrived ghosts discover that scaring away the new residents of their old house is not as easy as saying a name three times. This beloved comedy from 1988 was the perfect vehicle for Tim Burton’s unique style and vivid imagination. Michael Keaton plays the title role with maniacal relish and a dark edge of menace, alongside co-­-stars Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Catherine O’Hara and Winona Ryder.

Pre-show: Take part in a ghoulish costume contest, face-painting and family-friendly activities before the film.

Saturday, April 20th
Lil Bub & Friendz
Directed by Andy Capper and Juliette Eisner
(2013 | 65 min)

Called “the most famous cat on the Internet,” the wide-­-eyed perma-­-kitten Lil Bub is the adorable embodiment of the Web’s fascination with all things cats. Join Lil Bub and her owner on wild cross-­-country romp as they meet the Internet’s most famous cat-­-lebrities. Meet adorable kitties, see hilarious videos and hear from the dedicated cat enthusiasts who love them. A Tribeca Film Festival premiere documentary.

Pre-show: Bring the entire family for crafts, contests, face painting before the film.

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