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Batman Special Event at Smith Haven Mall
Drive-In Movie Series Continues This Fall
LAKE GROVE, NY. September 15, 2020 – Based on a successful summer season, Long Island event producer Starfish Junction just announced the latest lineup in their pop-up drive-in movie series for the the September 25th– September 26th weekend at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, NY. The upcoming schedule includes family-friendly films and a special deal for Batman fans young and old. Information on the schedule, safety guidelines, show times and ticket availability, is available at www.MovieLotDriveIn.com.
MOVIE LOT, a pop-up drive-in movie experience, has entertained over 4,000 cars since it launched in May and “we will continue to entertain Long Islanders as we extend the drive-in movie series into the fall,” said Lauren Powers, Senior Director at Starfish Junction . The much-anticipated list for the next round of movies, shown on the giant 52-foot screen—the largest on Long Island—erected in the parking lot of the Smith Haven Mall, includes:
9/25: Pokémon Detective Pikachu, 7:15pm
9/25: Dumb and Dumber with the always hilarious duo, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, 10:30pm
9/26: Batman (1989) starring Michael Keaton, 7:15pm
9/26: Batman (1966) starring the original Batman, Adam West, 10:30pm
With the sun setting earlier in fall then it has all summer, the earlier movie start times will accommodate Long Island families searching for fun, and safe, entertainment. “We’re working on a fantastic lineup for fall, kicking off the season with a great lineup—including a special offer on a Batman double feature on September 26th. Batman fans are in for a real treat--most of them, I’m sure, have never seen the 1966 version on the big screen,” 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’s success confirmed that Long Islanders were ready for a fun and safe way to embrace the lack of entertainment options as shelter-in-place restrictions loosened.
While drive-in theaters have been staging a comeback across the country, Starfish Junction has positioned itself as one of the leaders here on Long Island, owning the biggest pop-up drive-in screen, 52-feet, available locally. 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 available for each showing. Tickets are on sale now ($40 per carload for early shows, $30 per carload for late night shows). The special Batman Double Feature tickets are $55 per carload. All tickets 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 www.MovieLotDriveIn.com.
Movie Lot Drive-In is supported locally by great media partners including WBAB, WBLI, News12, Newsday and others. The event is produced by Starfish Junction.
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