Newark Moonlight Cinema is a pop-up drive-in movie theater located at the site of the former Newark Bears Baseball Stadium in Newark’s Downtown District. The brainchild of Newark based filmmaker, Ayana Stafford-Morris and real estate developer, Siree Morris, this seasonal experience will run Fridays through Sundays from July 24, 2020 - October 4, 2020. From cult classics to recent releases, each weekend will offer patrons a nostalgic trip down memory lane, while providing prime family time for over 1500 people. The films are carefully selected to highlight African American filmmakers, actors and actresses.
Newark Moonlight Cinema sits on an 7.41 acre site set to hold approximately 350 cars per event. Gates open at 7PM nightly, and guests are encouraged to arrive early to get a good space, watch the sunset, and order concession items on site before the movie begins. Show starts promptly at 9 PM!