Sayville’s pop-up drive-in movie theater happens this weekend at the Islip Grange


Sayville’s highly anticipated pop-up, drive-in movie theater happens this weekend at the Islip Grange.

After-dark showings of the classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” are on tap for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 p.m. The recently released family movie “Sonic the Hedgehhog 2020” will be shown Saturday and Sunday nights at 8:30 p.m.

The Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce’s presentation of “A Pop-Up Drive-In Movie Weekend!” comes after weeks of planning and the approval of a special permit by Islip Town.

Members of Sayville High School’s graduating Class of 2020 will enjoy a special Friday night screening of a 41-minute graduation movie produced by one of the students. The graduates will enjoy free ice cream and popcorn donated by the chamber of commerce.

All of the proceeds from the three-night event will go toward benefiting the Greater Sayville Small Business Relief Fund.


Here’s what else you need to know about the big outdoor movie weekend in Sayville:

• Tickets are $35 per vehicle, per show. They must be purchased in advance.

• You must bring your printed receipt for admission.

• Lineup will begin 30 minutes prior to your selected showtime.

• Movie sound will be streamed through your car radio.

• Popcorn will be available for curbside pickup and purchase at Sayville Cinemas, 103 Railroad Ave.

• Headlights must be turned off during the movie; idling your vehicle is permitted but we request that it is kept to a minimum.

• Guests are asked to remain in their vehicle and to wear masks if leaving their vehicle to use the on-site port-o-potties.

• Guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate in support of local food pantries.

• Many Sayville eateries, including Parlor House Grill, Cafe Joelle, and The Sayville Inn, are offering drive-in specials.


Friday, June 26
10:30 p.m. – “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (PG)

Saturday, June 27
8:30 p.m. – “Sonic the Hedgehog 2020” (PG)
10:30 p.m. – “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

Sunday, June 28
8:30 p.m. – “Sonic the Hedgehog 2020”
10:30 p.m. – “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

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