Irvington Theater launches in-person, outdoor summer film series

IRVINGTON, NY — After 15 months of exclusively virtual programming, Irvington Theater is thrilled to welcome back patrons of all ages with in-person, outdoor events this summer — the first summer season in its 119-year history!

The fun begins with Sunset Cinema, IT’s all-new series of music films that will be screened outdoors on the lawn behind Main Street School. Audiences are invited to bring a blanket or chair, pack a picnic (no alcohol on school grounds), and enjoy live music from 7:30pm each night until the film begins around sunset. On your way, be sure to swing by Irvington’s newly-opened FarmEats BBQ for grab-and-go bites made just for the series!

Sunset Cinema will feature one film during each summer month, starting on June 10 with Stop Making Sense, the 1984 concert movie featuring beloved rock group Talking Heads. Amazing Grace, the story of Aretha Franklin’s 1972 performance with the New Bethel Baptist Church Choir, will screen on July 8, followed by Gimme Shelter on August 12, the documentary chronicling the tumultuous final weeks of the Rolling Stones’ 1969 United States tour.

“After being cooped up and isolated for too long, we all need some rockin’ — but safe! — outdoor fun,” says Irvington Theater Commission member Shana Liebman who helped to produce this series. “These musical films will be familiar to many and festive for all, so bring a blanket and come kick back under the stars.”

Safety is a top priority for Irvington Theater, and all COVID protocols will be followed in accordance with up-to-date guidance from CDC and New York State. For the latest information, visit

Join Irvington Theater for Sunset Cinema on June 10, July 8, and August 12 at 7:30pm on the lawn behind the Main Street School, located at 101 Main St, Irvington, NY 10533. (Rain date for all 3 films is August 19.) All tickets are $12 and must be purchased in advance at

Place your pickup order from event sponsor FarmEats BBQ ahead of time at This is a carry-in, carry-out event, so please be respectful of the school grounds and take all of your trash with you! Please also be advised that there will be no public restrooms at this event.

Irvington Theater is home to a diverse range of innovative programming that entertains, enlightens, and inspires, establishing itself over its 119-year history as the cultural heart of the Rivertowns. Their current season, #IrvingtonAnywhere, features both in-person and online streaming events.

About Irvington Theater

Irvington Theater is home to a diverse range of innovative cultural programming that entertains, enlightens and inspires.

Irvington Theater is home to a diverse range of innovative cultural programming that entertains, enlightens and inspires. We produce original programming and, in collaboration with our Arts Partners, curate high-quality theater, music, film, comedy, and dance for the greater New York metropolitan area. With the knowledge that our individual differences make us collectively stronger, we are wholeheartedly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, in process, performance, and protocol. Irvington Theater is a community for all.