WHITE PLAINS, NY — While standing in front of Kensico Dam, Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced Tuesday during his daily news conference that Kensico Dam Plaza will be the site for two drive-in movies. The Entergy Screening Under the Stars outdoor movie series will present "The Secret Life of Pets 2" Friday, July 17 and "Wonder Park" Friday, Aug. 14.
Latimer said, with the new coronavirus still a reality, the county's parks department is trying to come up with new ways for residents to experience the parks and programs they've enjoyed over the years.
"Watching a movie from your car will be a novelty for some and nostalgic for others, but fun for everybody," he said.
Both PG-rated films will be a ticketed-admission event, with purchase available by online pre-sale only.
Tickets for "The Secret Life of Pets 2" will go on sale at 2 p.m. Wednesday here. They are $20 per car and there will be a 125-car limit due to capacity and distancing protocols.
Wonder Park tickets will go on sale at the link above at 2 p.m. Monday, July 20.
Moviegoers must maintain a 6-foot distance from others when leaving their cars and wear a mask at all times when outside their vehicles. No gatherings will be permitted.
Getting out of your car will be permitted when using the restrooms, while sitting in your lawn chairs which must be placed up against the front or back of your car, or while sitting in the bed of your pickup truck.
Restrooms will be serviced routinely, and hand sanitizer will be available.
Latimer said the number of active cases dropped by 50. He said it was 775 and as of Tuesday it is 725.
The number of county residents who have been tested for the virus is 216,186, or 21.6 percent of the all the residents. About 34,000 of those tested were confirmed to be positive, but more than 80 percent tested negative.
There are 125 patients hospitalized with COVID-19-related illness.
Latimer said there were no reported deaths from overnight, leaving the total number of fatalities at around 1,400 people.
Here is the map of confirmed and active cases broken down by community.