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For the second consecutive year, Westfield World Trade Center and Tribeca will bring a free summer outdoor film series to Lower Manhattan’s Oculus Plaza (located at the corner of Church and Dey streets) curated by the Tribeca Film Festival’s programmers.

Each of the nine classic and fan favorite feature films screened at “Tribeca Drive-In presents Westfield Dinner & a Movie” shares one common connection: a plot or key scene focused on the theme of food – a subject which undeniably has the power to elicit a great deal of passion and bring both individuals and communities together for bonding over new and shared cuisines.

To make the experience even more enjoyable and a perfect way to spend summer evenings with family and friends, visitors attending the screenings will be able to enjoy live music, win Westfield retailer prizes, and relax in a summer chic lounge and dining area – with exclusive food and beverage offerings provided by some of Westfield World Trade Center’s tastiest restaurants and eateries, including: Eataly NYC Downtown, Epicerie Boulud, Choza Taqueria, Nobletree Coffee, Nunu Chocolates, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Grom, and Blue Bottle Coffee.

JUNE 14-16

The perfect dinner-and-a-movie films pair stories from across America - Los Angeles to Miami to the Big Easy - with regional cuisine to transport you across the country through the movies.

La La Land

Thursday, June 14 Doors @ 5pm / Screening @ 7:30pm
(2016) Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend, J.K. Simmons, Rosemarie DeWitt
Host: Jaymee Sire
Performance: DJ Empanadamn

Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.


Friday, June 15 Doors @ 5pm / Screening @ 7:30pm
(2014) Directed by: Jon Favreau
Cast: Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Olive Platt, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr.
Host: Jaynes Beard
Performance: Matt Sucich

After a controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman) pushes him too far, chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) quits his position at a prestigious Los Angeles restaurant. As he tries to figure out what his next step should be, he finds himself in Miami. Carl joins forces with his ex-wife (Sofía Vergara), best friend (John Leguizamo) and son (Emjay Anthony) to launch a food-truck business, and the venture provides a chance to reignite his passion for cooking -- as well as his zest for life and love.

The Princess and the Frog

Saturday, June 16 Doors @ 5pm / Screening @ 7:30pm
(2009) Directed by: John Musker and Ron Clements
Cast: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, John Musker
Host: Jaynes Beard

Hardworking and ambitious, Tiana (Anika Noni Rose) dreams of one day opening the finest restaurant in New Orleans. Her dream takes a slight detour when she meets Prince Naveen (Bruno Campos), who has been turned into an amphibian by evil Dr. Facilier. Mistaking her for a princess and hoping to break the spell, Naveen plants a kiss on poor Tiana -- thereby turning her into a frog as well. The pair hop along on an adventure through the bayous to seek the help of a powerful voodoo priestess.

July 12-14

After a whirlwind trip around the US, it always feels great to come home with three quintessential New York stories served up alongside local cuisine.

When Harry Met Sally

Thursday, July 12 Doors @ 5pm / Screening @ 7:30pm
(1989) Directed by: Rob Reiner
Cast: Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby
Host: Heritage Radio’s “Snacky Tunes”
Performance: DJ Empanadamn

In 1977, college graduates Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether men and women can ever truly be strictly platonic friends. Ten years later, Harry and Sally meet again at a bookstore, and in the company of their respective best friends, Jess (Bruno Kirby) and Marie (Carrie Fisher), attempt to stay friends without sex becoming an issue between them.


Friday, July 13 Doors @ 5pm / Screening @ 7:30pm
(1987) Directed by: Norman Jewison
Cast: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello, John Mahoney
Host: Heritage Radio’s “Snacky Tunes”
Performance: Matt Sucich

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta (Cher) accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny (Danny Aiello), than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny (Nicolas Cage). She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she's not the only one in her family with a secret romance.

Lady and the Tramp

Saturday, July 14 Doors @ 5pm / Screening @ 7:30pm
(1955) Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Cast: Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Bill Thompson
Host: Heritage Radio’s “Snacky Tunes”
Performance: Stephen Marcellus
There will also be a face painter present

This Disney animated classic follows a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady (Barbara Luddy) whose comfortable life slips away once her owners have a baby. When, after some tense circumstances, Lady finds herself on the loose and out on the street, she is befriended and protected by the tough stray mutt Tramp (Larry Roberts). A romance begins to blossom between the two dogs, but their many differences, along with more drama at Lady's household, threaten to keep them apart.

August 9-11

A trio of comedies celebrating late night stars who jumped from the small screen in New York to the big screen in Hollywood.

Mean Girls

Thursday, August 9 Doors @ 5pm / Screening @ 7:30pm
(2004) Directed by: Mark Waters
Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert, Amy Poehler
Host and Performance: DJ Empanadamn

Teenage Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to experience public school and gets a quick primer on the cruel, tacit laws of popularity that divide her fellow students into tightly knit cliques. She unwittingly finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed "the Plastics," but Cady soon realizes how her shallow group of new friends earned this nickname.

Coming to America

Friday, August 10 Doors @ 5pm / Screening @ 7:30pm
(1988) Directed by: John Landis
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos, Eriq La Salle
Host: Jaymee Sire
Performance: Supersmall

Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is the prince of a wealthy African country and wants for nothing, except a wife who will love him in spite of his title. To escape an arranged marriage, Akeem flees to America accompanied by his persnickety sidekick, Semmi (Arsenio Hall), to find his queen. Disguised as a foreign student working in fast food, he romances Lisa (Shari Headley), but struggles with revealing his true identity to her and his marital intentions to his king father (James Earl Jones).


Saturday, August 11 Doors @ 5pm / Screening @ 7:30pm
(2003) Directed by: Jon Favreau
Cast: Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel, James Caan, Peter Dinklage, Ed Asner, Bob Newhart, Mary Steenburgen
Host: Angela Lauren
Performance: Olivia Mancini
There will also be a face painter present

Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.

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