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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Drive-in Movies

Join a truly unique California beach experience with Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Drive-In Movies from August 21 September 4 – 26, 2020, Fridays, and Saturdays. Please note, the initial two weekends were cancelled due to impacts from the CZU Lightning Complex Fires. 

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Drive-In Movies
River Parking Lot (at the corner of Beach and 3rd Street)
Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 pm PST (Gates open one hour before showtime.)
> Buy Tickets: $25 per vehicle.

Movie Dates • Fridays & Saturdays

    • Aug 21 & 22 – 8:30pm – Jumanji (2017) – Please note, these screenings have been cancelled due to impacts from the CZU Lightning Complex Fires.
    • Aug 28 & 29 – 8:30pm – Guardians of the GalaxyPlease note, these screenings have been cancelled due to impacts from the CZU Lightning Complex Fires.
    • Sept 4 & 5 – 8pm – Aladdin (2019) – NEW Opening Weekend
    • Sept 11 & 12 – 8pm – The Goonies
    • Sept 18 & 19 – 8pm – 50 First Dates
    • Sept 25 & 26 – 8pm – Spider Man Into the Spider‑Verse

Drive-In Details and Safety Guidelines

  • Cost $25 per vehicle.
  • Gates open one hour before showtime.
  • Limit 120 cars. A portion of tickets will be available for pre-purchase online, the remainder will be sold at the gate.
  • Parking location is first‑come‑first‑served.
  • Do not enter facility if you are ill.
  • Maintain 6ft distance from one another.
  • When outside vehicles guests must wear a mask, face coverings are also required for drivers while at the ticket booth upon entrance.
  • Moviegoers must stay in their vehicles before and during the movie unless using the restroom.
  • Congregating outside of vehicles is prohibited.
  • Children under age 11 must be accompanied by an adult when outside the vehicle.
  • Open hatchbacks and open bed trucks are allowed, but guests must remain inside the vehicle or back of the truck. No lawn chairs outside vehicles.
  • Vehicles must park in a marked parking space. Spaces are wide to allow for physical distancing.
  • Please park large SUVs and trucks toward the sides or back to allow for better viewing. No buses or RVs allowed.
  • No sitting on top of vehicles.
  • Portable radios will not be rented; car stereos or boom box/transistor radio can be tuned to 93.3 FM to hear movie audio.
  • Restrooms in the parking lot will be open.
  • Pre-packaged food and beverage will be available for purchase.
  • No alcohol is allowed.
  • There will be no intermission during these screenings.

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