The Tribeca Film Festival is approaching, and they've just announced their annual Drive-In lineup, which will feature Mary Poppins (April 17th), Splash (April 18th), and the world premiere of Next Goal Wins (April 19th), a documentary on the American Samoan national soccer team. The Drive-In will be located at Brookfield Place (Waterfront Plaza), and will be free of charge, as always... but get there early for a good spot (doors are at 6 p.m., with screenings starting at dusk).
Did you know that Splash just turned 30 earlier this month? (Here's a recent interview with the kids who played the younger Allen and Madison.) Before revisiting it at the Drive-In, watch the original trailer for the classic Ron Howard film, which shows plenty of 1980s NYC:
As far as where it was filmed around town, Hanks's character Allen (a role that
John Travolta and Bill Murray turned down) lived at 25 Tudor City Place in Manhattan. There were also scenes shot in Bloomingdale's (great meeting place back in the day), Marble Collegiate Church (1 West 29th Street), East 57th Street and Madison Avenue, what is now Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Statue of Liberty, and the American Museum of Natural History.
P.S.: Ticket packages to the Festival, which allow buyers to select their screenings two weeks in advance of the general public, are on sale now until April 1st, as are passes to TriBeCa's new Innovation Week, featuring talks by Aaron Sorkin, Bryan Cranston, and Terence Winter.