For the first time, the Playland parking lot will be transformed into a drive-in theater, presenting Aladdin (PG, 2019) on Friday, July 31 and Dolittle (PG, 2020) on Friday, August 7, allowing movie-goers to enjoy classic live-action, family-friendly films in a socially-distanced way. The movies are part of Westchester County Parks’ Screenings under the Stars series.
Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “We have established these drive in movies so folks can have another family entertainment opportunity. These are family and children oriented movies so you can get out of the house on Friday night and enjoy Playland. We are aiming to make lemonade out of the lemon that is Playland Park being closed in the age of COVID. Remember, the tickets to these shows go fast.”
Aladdin tells the story of a kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. Dolittle follows a physician who can talk to animals and embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island with a young apprentice and a crew of strange pets.
Both movies will be ticketed-admission events, with purchase available by online pre-sale only.
Tickets go on sale for Aladdin on Wednesday, July 22, 2 p.m. online at https://wcparksplayland.ticketleap.com/DriveIn/. Dolittle tickets will go on sale at the same link on Wednesday, July 29, also starting at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $20 per car and there will be limited capacity following social distancing protocols.
Moviegoers will be asked to maintain a six-foot distance from others when exiting their vehicles, and to wear a mask at all times when outside their vehicles. No gatherings will be permitted. Exiting your vehicle will be permitted when using the restrooms. Restrooms at Lake Boating will be available and will be serviced routinely. Hand sanitizer will be available.