At drive-in theaters, the best seats are reserved for punctual elitists and fashionably late monster trucks. Avoid the perils of Hobbesian parking battles by settling into a cozy seat with today's deal: for $6, you get admission to any movie ($9), popcorn ($3), and a soda ($3) with unlimited refills at CinemArt Cinemas (a $15 total value) in Forest Hills.
In business since 1925, the cinema boasts five state-of-the-art auditoriums, complete with Dolby Digital sound systems that make audible even the faintest background bird chirp or muffled key-grip cough. The movie house runs both mainstream blockbusters and high-quality independent features, and the eclectic selection is rotated bi-weekly on a Lazy Susan in a Tilt-O-Whirl to ensure optimal film freshness. Included in the price of admission is a regular-sized popcorn and a soda of your choice with unlimited refills, so you can sip the syrupy beverage phosphate freely when your home pop tap sputters out.
CinemArt lays claim to being Queens' oldest independently owned movie house, and its retro-inspired lobby, complete with checkered floors and neon lighting, is sure to evoke memories of illicit cinematic teenaged jaunts to pre-screenings of Pee Wee's Big Adventure. This Groupon has no purchase limit, so gift five screenings to a budding film critic, or stock up for guaranteed entertainment the next time your corgi chews through the cable wire.
Alpine Cinemas eight theaters make current movies come alive as massive screens merge with Dolby Digital sound to keep each crowd of 200 or more immersed in the action. The signature theater injects even more realism with roomy stadium seats and 3-D capabilities that add an extra dimension without having to bring a 20-foot friend to act out the movie. Before shows, guests can stock up on refreshments at the snack bar equipped with savory popcorn and bubbly soda.
106-03 Metropolitan Ave.
Forest Hills, New York 11375Get Directions