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Drive-In: SELENA

Drive-In: SELENA

Part of Belcourt Drive-In.

All tickets for SELENA on Sun, Sep 20 are now SOLD OUT.

Tickets are $25/vehicle for Belcourt members and $30/vehicle for non-members.

If you’re not currently a Belcourt member, purchase a membership before tickets go on sale, and you’ll have membership access.


Mexican-American and veteran recording artist Abraham Quintanilla (Edward James Olmos) attempts to sustain his family playing low-paying gigs with his band Los Dinos across South Texas. After years of struggling to expand beyond their regional fan base and failing to please racially divided white and brown audiences, Abraham refocuses his energy on his growing family. When his charismatic, pre-teen daughter Selena catches him off-guard with her natural vocal skills, Abraham begins grooming his kids to pick up and succeed where he left off. Director Gregory Nava's (EL NORTE) beloved biopic SELENA stars Jennifer Lopez in her breakout role – delivering a respected portrayal of the Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum Tejano music legend Selena Quintanilla-Pérez.

“SELENA uses warmth and humor to introduce viewers to a tightly knit Mexican-American family striving to overcome prejudice and realize a shared dream… An affectionate tribute.” —Bob Smithouser, Plugged In

"SELENA succeeds, through Lopez's performance, in evoking the magic of a sweet and talented young woman. And, like [director Gregory] Nava's MY FAMILY, it's insightful in portraying Mexican-American culture as a rich resource with its own flavor and character.” —Roger Ebert (1997)

“Not only was she the first female star in Tejano music, but her appeal was so broad that she attracted fans in the splintered Spanish-language music world far beyond her original Tex-Mex constituency. Music was a major part of that, but so was Selena's role-model image as a self-confident beauty who worked hard to achieve her dream and yet managed to remain genuine. At its best, SELENA suggests why so many people reacted with such great heartbreak to her death.” —Richard Harrington, Washington Post

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