Following 15 months of virtual programming, the Irvington Theater will host outdoor events during the first summer season in its 119-year history. The season starts with “Sunset Cinema,” a series of three music films to be screened on the lawn behind Main Street School, 101 Main St.
“Sunset Cinema” kicks off on June 10 with “Stop Making Sense,” the 1984 concert movie about the rock group Talking Heads. The series continues on July 8 with “Amazing Grace,” the story of Aretha Franklin’s 1972 performance with the New Bethel Baptist Church Choir, and then concludes on Aug. 12 with “Gimme Shelter,” the documentary about the tumultuous final weeks of the Rolling Stones’ 1969 U.S. tour.
Starting at 7:30 p.m., there will be live music before the screenings, which will begin at sunset. The rain date for all three films is Aug. 19. Audiences are welcome to bring blankets, chairs, and picnics (no alcohol). The newly opened FarmEats BBQ, 48 Main St., will offer grab-and-go bites made for the series. To order in advance, visit www.farmeatsbbq.square.site
Tickets cost $12 and must be purchased in advance at irvingtontheater.com/sunsetcinema.
Covid protocols will be followed in accordance with up-to-date guidance from the CDC and New York State. For the latest information, visit irvingtontheater.com/safety. Public restrooms will not be available.