Pedestrian Drive-In

One-of-a-kind cinematic event under the starry skies.





A one-of-a-kind cinematic experience that is forever a Fringe favorite: classic movies outdoors on the big screen with personalized audio via our Silent Disco headphones. This year we’re putting thespotlight on films with a Rochester connection. Grab a drink, sit back, and enjoy a FREE movie in our gorgeous Spiegelgarden under the stars. Seating is first-come, first-served. Rated: 5 million stars.

Please Note: Headphone use with ID or credit card ONLY(returned upon exit).

Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7:30pm

The Blues Brothers (R, 1980, John Landis, 133 min.)

Action, comedy, and music collide in this cult classic, chock-full of performances from R&B, blues, and soul masters including Rochester legend Cab Calloway.

Friday, Sept. 15 at 9:00pm

Doubt (R, 2008, John Patrick Shanley, 104 mins.)

A Catholic school principal questions a priest’s ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student. Starring titan of the screen and Fairport native Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Saturday, Sept. 16 at 9:00pm

Ghostbusters (PG-13, 2016, Paul Feig, 116 min.)

Who you gonna call? Brighton’s Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones are paranormal investigators who take proton blasters in hand to protect NYC from any supernatural threat that comes their way.

Sunday, Sept. 17 at 7:00pm

Rent(PG-13, 2005, Chris Columbus, 135 min.)

The film adaptation of one of the most popular Broadway musicals of all time, featuring Rochester’s own Taye Diggs.

Monday, Sept. 18 at 7:30pm

ImageOut Night

Other People (NR, 2016, Chris Kelly, 97 min.)

A heartbreaking, often hilarious look at a gay man’s year-long journey from agony to acceptance starring a fabulously understated Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad) and SNL’s Molly Shannonwho delivers a shockingly gut-wrenching performance. The 2016 Opening Night Selection for Rochester’s own ImageOut Festival.

Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7:30pm

ASL Night

The Heart of the Hydrogen Jukebox (NR, 2009, Miriam Nathan Lerner, Don Feigel, 117 min.)

This celebration of American Sign Language poetry traces its development in Rochester and includes interviews with poets and clips of historic poetry performances.

Thursday. Sept. 21 at 7:30pm

Local Shorts

A selection of short films from talented local filmmakers.

Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:30pm

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13, 2011, Joe Johnston, 124 min.)

The origin story of Marvel’s patriotic super soldier, a character created back in 1940 by comic book writer—and Rochester native—Joe Simon.

Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7:30pm

Jackie Brown (R, 1997, Quentin Tarantino, 154 mins.)

Flight attendant Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) makes a play for a half a million dollars with the help of bail bondsman Max Cherry (played by UR grad Oscar-nominated actor Robert Forster).  Forster was nominated for an Oscar for the role.

The Theatre Bar will be open every night for the duration of Pedestrian Drive-In for your libations with movie pleasure.

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