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Drive-In Movies Back at Smith Haven Mall
Long Island Pop-Up DRIVE-IN SUMMER MOVIE SERIES Continues 8/28
Includes: Special Event with Mustang & Shelby Club of Long Island


LAKE GROVE, NY.  August 20, 2020  – Long Island event producer Starfish Junction just announced the latest lineup in their summer-long pop-up drive-in movie series for the August 28th – August 30th weekend at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, NY. The upcoming schedule focuses on family-friendly films, mega-hit blockbuster movies that will make for a fun summer night plus this movie series includes a special event with the Mustang & Shelby Club of Long Island. Information on the schedule, safety guidelines, show times and ticket availability, is available at  This weekend’s movie sponsor is Verizon.

MOVIE LOT, a pop-up drive-in movie experience, has entertained over 4,000 cars since it launched in May.  The much-anticipated list for the next round of movies, shown on the giant 52-foot screen erected in the parking lot of the  Smith Haven Mall, includes:

•   8/28:  Aladdin (8:45pm) 
•   8/29:  Spies in Disguise (8:45pm)
•   8/30:  Ford v. Ferrari (8:45pm) Featuring:  The Mustang & Shelby Club of Long Island Night

Special Event:  Sunday, August 30th, prior to the showing of Ford v Ferrari, movie ticketholders are invited to arrive early (7pm) to view the display of Mustangs, Shelbys, and classic cars that will be on-site prior to the start of the movie.  Masks must be worn at all times while circulating among the classic cars and interacting with their owners.

“We’re trying to elevate the drive-in experience, take it to the next level,” said Lauren Powers, Senior Director at  Starfish Junction. “By working with the Mustang & Shelby Club of Long Island and having some of the member’s cars on display prior to the movie start time, we feel we’re enhancing the overall experience.  We’ll be doing more fun things like this as we plan the fall schedule,” added Powers.

Lake Grove was among the first Long Island towns to offer post-quarantine entertainment for local residents. With sold-out showings, MOVIE LOT confirmed that Long Islanders are ready for a fun and safe way to embrace summer recreation as shelter-in-place restrictions loosen.   
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.   Future showings will include movies perfect for date nights, family fun nights, girl’s night out, sing-alongs, and classic films. There are a limited number of  tickets tickets available for each showing.  Tickets are on sale now ($40 per carload) and must be purchased online in advance at the  MOVIE LOT website to adhere to the promise of contactless processing. 

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.  The showings will take place rain or shine, all ticket sales are final. Tickets and info at

Movie Lot Drive-In is supported locally by great media partners including WBABWBLINews12Newsday and others. The event is produced by Starfish Junction. This weekend’s movie sponsor is Verizon.

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