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Yankee Stadium Is Turning Into A Giant Drive-In Movie Theater This Summer

There will also be games, raffles and a car-side dinner service at the screenings!

An organization in New York City is working on an out-of-the-box idea to bring life back to one of the city’s most iconic gathering places that’s been sitting eerily empty for months.

With no Major League Baseball games scheduled to be played in the foreseeable future, MASC Hospitality Group, a New York-based events organizer, saw all the empty parking spaces at Yankee Stadium and saw the opportunity to create what it calls a “social distancing playground.”

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The organization decided to take advantage of the recent resurgence of drive-in movies and announced the Uptown Drive-In Experience.

Organizers plan to offer a “complete drive-in experience with live performances from local artists, car-side dinner service from our fantastic street vendors, drinks from local and national brands, a movie feature presentation, games, raffles and tons of giveaways,” according to the event’s official website.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights are intended for more of a date-night feel, with a more family-friendly brunch series scheduled for earlier hours on Saturday and Sunday.

The Uptown Drive-In Experience is one of a number of community activities being planned by MASC Hospitality this summer for New York City, which was hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

A protective mask hands from a guests rearview mirror as "Trolls World Tour" is shown at the Four Brothers Drive In Theatre, Friday, May 15, 2020, in Amenia, N.Y., during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A protective mask hands from a guests rearview mirror as “Trolls World Tour” is shown at the Four Brothers Drive In Theatre, Friday, May 15, 2020, in Amenia, N.Y., during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)