Wexner Center for the Arts Presents: Escape From New York (1981)-Free Event

9:15 pm - 11:54 pm Thu15Jul9:15 pmThu11:54 pmWexner Center for the Arts Presents: Escape From New York (1981)-Free EventRun Time: 99 minutes, Starts at approx 9:15 PM. Gate opens at approx 8:30 PM

Movie Description

Rated: R
Release Date: July 10, 1981
Stars: Kurt RussellLee Van CleefErnest Borgnine
Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes
Website: https://theofficialjohncarpenter.com/escape-from-new-york/
Description: In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.
Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi2175074585?playlistId=tt0082340&ref_=tt_ov_vi
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Join us at the South Drive-In Theatre for John Carpenter’s 1981 dystopian cult classic—plus a locally made short film featured at Ohio Shorts.

Escape from New York looks ahead to (gulp) 1997 when a crime-ridden U.S. of A. has converted the island of Manhattan into one big maximum-security prison. When Air Force One crashes onto the heavily fortified island, imprisoned master criminal Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is given 24 hours to rescue the president, earning a pardon for himself if successful. The film’s memorable cast includes Lee Van Cleef, Isaac Hayes, Ernest Borgnine, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau, and Donald Pleasence as The President! Carpenter composed and performed the film’s signature score. (99 mins., 4K DCP)

Kieran Murphy’s Black Panther Fable (2020) finds the Marvel hero T’Challa in a moment of danger. Will he make it out alive? Murphy’s earlier short film John Wick was shown in Ohio Shorts 2020’s Youth Division. (1:35 mins., DCP)

See the complete Wex Drive-In 2021 lineup

Know before you go

The South Drive-In Theatre is located at 3050 South High Street, on Columbus’s South Side. For more information about what to expect at the venue including concessions and COVID-19 policies, visit www.drive-inmovies.com.




9:15 pm - 11:54 pm

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