Tribeca 2012: Tribeca Drive-In Returns with Jaws and The Goonies

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2012 Tribeca Film FestivalThe free community activities taking place during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival have been announced, including one of the most popular components of the annual event: the Tribeca Drive-In. This year two of the films being screened are beloved genre classics.

Tribeca Drive-In, co-sponsored by JetBlue and Time Warner Cable, hosted by Brookfield Office Properties, and supported by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, offers cinema under the stars at the World Financial Center, where families and movie lovers of all ages are welcome. Each night’s programming includes film-inspired activities and live music courtesy of the New York Downtown Jazz Festival beginning at 6:00 pm (which is also when the doors open), with the screenings starting at dusk, or approximately 8:15 pm. The Drive-In is open to the public, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. (Leave your car at home!)

On Thursday, 4/19, “we’re gonna need a bigger boat” as things kick off with Steven Spielberg’s original summer blockbuster Jaws. Then on Friday night, 4/20, Tribeca will introduce a new generation to the swashbuckling adventure-comedy The Goonies — complete with an onsite treasure hunt.

Other events include the Family Festival Street Fair, the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day, and the Tribeca/NYFEST Soccer Tournament.

The Tribeca Film Festival runs April 18th-29th in New York City. Visit the official Tribeca 2012 website for the entire lineup and more info; and keep your eyes on Dread Central for full event coverage!

Jaws – Dir. Steven Spielberg (1975)
Thursday, April 19

Steven Spielberg’s classic returns to the big screen! See the movie that thrilled a generation, launched the summer blockbuster and has become one of the most enduring action-suspense films of all time. Come early to celebrate Universal Studios’ 100th Anniversary with trivia contests, live music from local artists and surprise special guests, courtesy of the upcoming New York Downtown Jazz Festival. Later this year, fans can own Jaws for the first time ever on Blu-ray, featuring an all-new, fully restored and digitally remastered picture from original 35MM film elements. Fans of John Williams’ iconic score will also love the Blu-ray’s Dolby surround 7.1 sound, which optimizes the film for the home screening environment.

With the summer beach season in full swing, a bloodthirsty great white shark begins terrorizing the small island community of Amity. A police chief, a marine scientist, and a grizzled fisherman set out to hunt it down… but they’re going to need a bigger boat. Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, and Robert Shaw lead the cast of this groundbreaking Academy Award®-winning thriller.

The Goonies – Dir. Richard Donner (1985)
Friday, April 20

Relive the adventure with Mikey, Mouth, Stef, Data, Chunk, and all the unforgettable characters in this beloved classic. Come early to take part in the “truffle shuffle” contest and win prizes in the first-ever Tribeca Treasure Hunt. Live music from afro-jazz pioneers NOMO, courtesy of the upcoming New York Downtown Jazz Festival.

When their Oregon neighborhood—affectionately dubbed “the Goon Docks”—is threatened by real estate developers, a group of pre-teen friends needs to find enough money to halt the demolition. Lucky for them, they’ve discovered an old treasure map, sparking an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of 17th-century pirate One-Eyed Willie. Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Martha Plimpton, Josh Brolin, and Joe Pantoliano star in the movie that captured a generation’s imagination.

2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Tribeca Drive-In Returns with Jaws and The Goonies

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