The drive-in movie series is back!
Last summer, Alameda County Fairgrounds turned their open spaces into a movie oasis for locals to enjoy a night out from the safety of their own vehicles. The series was extended through the fall amid continued Covid restrictions, and now the fan favorite has been brought into 2021!
While movie theaters remain closed and we all look to Netflix for any new films on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to revisit (or catch up on) some of the classics that came before. The pop-up has already screened a multitude of films across all genres, from Hairspray and Sleepy Hollow to Mission Impossible and Indiana Jones. And this weekend, the fun continues with another awesome lineup. The Karate Kid starts off the next weekend series on Friday, January 15, followed by Frozen 2 on Saturday, January 16.
So grab the family and get ready for another movie night under the stars! Films are shown on a massive double-sided 40-foot-wide screen, giving fans twice the opportunity for front row spots. But make sure to arrive early! Parking spots are not assigned, and vehicles are directed into spots by parking staff in order to ensure safe social distancing. Screenings start at 6pm and gates open for parking at 5pm.
Guests are free to bring snacks with them to the screening, but a limited list of food will also be available for pre-purchase along with your ticket. Tickets are sold per vehicle and start at $35 online, which includes admission for up to 6 guests. Tickets may also be purchased on-site for $40, if spots are still available (food only available for pre-purchase).
Moviegoers must wear a mask anytime they leave their vehicle. Sitting in a truck bed is allowed (wearing a mask), but guests should be aware that larger vehicles will be parked closer to the back in order to not obstruct the view of smaller vehicles.
For more information about tickets, safety guidelines and what to bring, visit the Alameda County Fairgrounds webpage.
Location: 4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton
Entrance: Gate 12 off of Valley Avenue
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