NYLFF Drive-In FAQ
What is the location for the Drive-in?
City Parking (Across the street from Bronx Terminal Market)
151st Street South Lot (Entrance on the corner of Gerard Ave. and 151St Street)
100 E 151st St
Bronx, NY 10451
Do I need to have proof of vaccination?
In accordance with City and State mandates, as of 9/1/2021 you do not. You will be subject to temperature checks and all ticket holders will be updated if outdoor event mandates change.
Can I buy a ticket onsite?
All tickets are available for online purchase only. Day-of sales will take place online up to showtime pending availability. A digital ticket will be emailed to you upon completion of your purchase.
What’s the difference between a free Drive-in ticket and VIP?
Vehicle tickets are first come, first serve upon arrival. You will only view the show from your car. A VIP ticket is a physical guaranteed seat with views front and center stage & lounge access
Does each attendee in car require a ticket?
No, only one ticket is required per vehicle regardless of the number of passengers.
Is there a limit on the amount of attendees per vehicle?
No. You may bring as many passengers as your vehicle can safely accommodate.
Can I get a free ticket and VIP ticket?
Its one or the other. If you get a VIP ticket you will not get a parking space on lot. Spaces are only for patrons who will stay and view from the vehicle.
Is there parking in the area ?
Yes at the Bronx Terminal Market right across from the lot.
Will weather or rain impact my showing?
Some weather (e.g. severe thunderstorms) will delay or cancel screenings. Our team is continuously watching the weather and will decide day-of whether it is safe to hold screenings. All ticket holders will be contacted via email in the event of a cancellation. We’ll also have staff on site to communicate any cancellation. Attendees will be refunded if a screening is cancelled due to severe weather conditions.
ARRIVAL / TICKET SCANNING
When do I need to arrive for the event?
The Drive-In will open 60 minutes before the listed show time. It is recommended to arrive at least 30 minutes before the gate time found on your ticket. Parking spots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Do I need a mask to attend the event?
Yes. Upon entering, the driver and each passenger must show that they have their own mask.
How will my ticket be taken?
Ticket scanning will be contactless.
How do I know where to park?
Vehicles will be guided to parking spots by event staff, and may be directed to certain areas of the lot based on the vehicle’s size to ensure an optimal viewing experience for all guests.All vehicles must face forward. No vehicles may back into a space.
What should I do about my headlights?
Please dim your headlights before pulling into the theater and turn your lights (head, tail and interior) off before the film starts.
What types of vehicles are allowed?
Oversized and unenclosed vehicles are prohibited, including but not limited to: large vans, limousines, mopeds, motorcycles, RVs, scooters, and vehicles with open tops.
Are bikes and pedestrians allowed?
Pedestrians and bicyclists will not be permitted within the perimeter of the ticketed event site.
Are pets/dogs allowed into the screenings?
Only service animals are allowed and must be kept on leash.
CONCESSIONS & SERVICES
Will there be restrooms available?
Yes. Temporary restroom facilities will be available onsite. All onsite restrooms will undergo enhanced cleanings before, during and after each event. All guests are expected to practice social distancing while waiting in line for the restrooms.
Will there be concessions available?
Yes. Concessions will be available. All guests are expected to practice social distancing while waiting in line for services.
How should I dispose of trash?
There will be receptacles onsite, although please keep trash in your vehicle when possible. Please do not litter.
DURING THE EVENT
Key Parking Rule
- NO ENGINE IDLING. Because vehicles are parked closely together, engine exhaust may affect the safety of others. We may request that you turn off the vehicle engine or reposition your vehicle to the rear of the lot. Guests may start their engine periodically to keep the battery fresh, but for no more than one minute.
- Turn off ALL your vehicle lights.
- Before attending the NYLFF Drive-in, consult your vehicle’s manual on how to turn off your daytime running lights, as this will be necessary to enjoy the film. Every car is different but for many it may be as simple as opening and closing the driver side door once the engine is off, or by putting on your emergency parking brake.
Can I picnic or tailgate during the film?
No. There is no picnicking on the grounds, vehicle roofs, hoods, trunks, or truck beds.
Can I leave my vehicle during the event?
All guests must stay inside their vehicle during the event except to use the restrooms or purchase concessions
Can I keep the engine idling?
Please refrain from idling your engine. If you need to periodically start your car to keep your battery charged, please limit the amount of time you are idling. For nighttime screenings, be aware that any lights in your car will be a distraction to others.
What should I do about my headlights?
Please dim your headlights before pulling into the theater and turn your lights (head, tail & interior) off before the movie starts
How will I hear the movie?
All films are broadcast and can be heard in your vehicle using your FM Radio. Those in physical VIP seats will hear through our front speakers. The specific FM channel to tune to will be listed on the screen during the pre-show trailer. If your vehicle is not equipped with a radio, it is recommended to bring one. The frequency will be provided at check-in and shown on screen.
Any questions: Boxoffice@NYLatinoFilmFestival.com