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Artpark announces new summer programming

Mon, Jun 8th 2020 11:50 am

Artpark & Company on Monday announced it will present a drive-in movie series this summer. Movies will be shown at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 7 p.m. Thursdays.

For more information, visit www.artpark.net.

A press release explained, as a safe alternative to large gatherings, Artpark is planning to present a lineup of drive-in films. Projected on LED screens, 20 films will be shown over the course of the summer on Tuesday and Thursday nights beginning June 16.

In a nod to Artpark’s popular “Tuesdays in the Park” concert series, Tuesday evenings will feature films made for music fans. On these nights, Artpark is planning to show music documentaries, concert films, biopics and other music-related content. The first two weeks of the series will feature films directed by Martin Scorsese: The Band’s legendary farewell concert, “The Last Waltz,” on June 16; and the Rolling Stones concert film, “Shine a Light,” on June 23.

The films shown on Thursdays will appeal to families and general audiences. The most successful movie-musical of all time, “Grease” will be shown on June 18. “School of Rock” will be the feature on June 25, with the Artpark Theatre Academy School of Rock band making a special video appearance prior to the film.

More films will be announced.

Two screens will be positioned in parking Lot D, the large lot nearest South Fourth Street, accommodating up to 200 cars. One VIP screen will be set in the Painted Parking Lot, accommodating up to 50 cars. Audio for the films will be transmitted via car FM radio.

Tickets will be $25 per car, which includes $8 admission and a $17 concession credit. Tickets will be sold in advance only. Visit artpark.net or tickets.com to purchase online. Service fees apply for online orders. Call 716-754-4375 to purchase by phone from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, or one hour before movie showtime. Tickets are subject to availability  

Artpark will space parked vehicles 6 feet apart. In order to ensure safety of all patrons and employees, Artpark and New York State Parks staff will be monitoring the parking lots to ensure vehicles are spaced properly and that patrons adhere to all safety protocols in place.

All patrons must wear a face mask whenever they are outside their vehicles. Click here for complete safety protocol information.

Gates open one hour prior to showtime.

The drive-in film series at Artpark supported by M&T Bank is sponsored by The Reid Group and Schmitt Sales. It will be held in honor of Niagara County and Erie County frontline workers.

‘Artistic Innovation in Nature’

Last week, Artpark & Company announced a whole series of outdoor and family-friendly events that will take place this summer, as well as new safety guidelines put in place to protect patrons.

Live Music Update

Of course, there will not be “Tuesdays in the Park” or “Coors Light Concerts” events this summer. Here is the current list of canceled, rescheduled and postponed concerts (as of June 4):

•Canceled events:

  • Dropkick Murphys & Rancid (May 24)
  • The Head and the Heart (May 27)
  • AWOLNATION with Andrew McMahon (May 31)
  • Vampire Weekend (June 2)
  • Bright Eyes (June 14)
  • Andrew Bird and Calexico and Iron & Wine (June 15)

•Rescheduled events:

  • Joe Russo's Almost Dead (June 19) – rescheduled to Aug. 20, 2021
  • Patti LaBelle (June 23) – rescheduled to June 22, 2021
  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra w/Jon Lehrer Dance Co. (June 27) – rescheduled to Aug. 1, 2020
  • Buddy Guy (June 30) – rescheduled to June 29, 2021
  • King Crimson (July 1) – rescheduled to June 28, 2021
  • Barenaked Ladies (July 7) – rescheduled to July 6, 2021
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band (July 14) – rescheduled to July 13, 2021
  • Brothers Osborne (Aug. 4) – rescheduled to Aug. 3, 2021
  • Chick Corea (Aug. 10) – rescheduled to Aug. 18, 2021

•Postponed events:

  • Blue Rodeo, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Rumble, Freightrain (June 28) – postponed to 2021, date TBA
  • David Gray (July 13) – postponed to 2021, date TBA
  • Earth, Wind & Fire (July 18) – postponed to 2021, date TBA
  • Bon Iver (July 29) – postponed to 2021, date TBA

Details on these events have been communicated to ticketholders. If one has tickets to any of these shows and has not yet received an email, contact the venue at [email protected].

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