RYE, NY — The blockbuster feature film “Big,” starring Tom Hanks, will be shown on Thursday, Aug. 15, at Playland Beach, just a few yards away from where some of the 1988 comedy’s scenes were shot during its production. The film is rated PG.
You can visit the exact spot on the boardwalk where Josh Baskin locates the magical Zoltar machine that he, with the help of his friend Billy Kopecki, has searched for ever since Josh’s original Zoltar wish, “I wish I were big,” was granted. People are encouraged to snap their own Zoltar photo for their social media pages — Playland’s Zoltar machine will be positioned at the beach entrance, selfie-ready.
Bring your own picnic or buy food and refreshments from the concession stand. All food and cooler guidelines for regular beach hours apply. Bring blankets and chairs for seating. Swimming is permitted until dark.

Tickets go on sale at the main beach booth when the beach opens at 7:30 p.m.; the movie begins at 8:15 p.m. The $5 fee (free for ages under 5) is for the movie only. Parking fees apply. Westchester County residency is not required.

Playland’s amusement park will be open. Regular admission pricing for the amusement park will apply; however, Thursday, Aug. 15 is a $20 night with all admission ride wristbands on sale for $20 for those arriving between 5 p.m. and closing.
Playland Park is located on Playland Parkway, exit 19 off I-95, in Rye.