One aspect of the pandemic life that has been downright enjoyable is the refreshing return of drive-in movies. To that end, Houston’s Rooftop Cinema Club popular Drive-In at Sawyer Yards — which boasts a 100-foot screen at 2301 Summer St. in the Sawyer Yards art district — has released its first fall schedule.
The fall lineup offers up new indie flicks, an ode to comic book heroes, and a weekend of Halloween hits. The drive-in’s season runs September 21 through October 4. Tickets are available online starting September 10.
Rooftop’s new lineup opens September 21 with The Princess Bride and Love & Basketball. Moviegoers can expect the same double-feature schedule each night of the week starting at 7:30 pm for the first film and at 10 pm for the second, according to a press release.
Fans can expect Rooftop’s popular $5 “Community Screenings” every Sunday, where all proceeds are donated directly to the Houston Food Bank and the Black Lives Matter organization. (Guests can check the film program online for the “Community Screening” banner to find those events and book tickets.)
Doors open one hour prior to all 7:30-8 pm screenings and 30 minutes prior to the 10-11 pm screenings. Parking spaces will be assigned for each section on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Here is is the fall roster of movies:
The Princess Bride; Love & Basketball
Dazed and Confused; Love Jones
The High Note (Indie Night); The King of Staten Island (Indie Night)
Wreck It Ralph; Queen and Slim
Guardians of The Galaxy (National Comic Book Day); Batman Returns (National Comic Book Day)
Jurassic Park; 50 First Dates
Tangled; The Fifth Element (Community Screening)
The Princess Diaries; Cruel Intentions
B*A*P*S; Poetic Justice
The Sandlot; Hitch
Pretty Woman; Baby Driver
Hotel Transylvania (Spooky Season Kick-Off through October 4); Lost Boys
Hocus Pocus; Relic
Ghostbusters; Death Becomes Her (Community Screening)