The North Bay Mobile Drive-In hits Novato with a renegade outdoor film screening in this DIY flash mob drive-in movie where you watch a flick on a 30-foot screen, tune your radio to 88.3, and drink in your car.
The show typically begins with a 20+ minute pre-show with trailers and a cartoon. There’s also usually a 15 minute intermission halfway through the presentation with bonus featurettes and raffle prizes.
“North Bay Drive-In” 2020 Schedule
Old Hamilton Theater Building, 520 Palm Drive, Novato, CA
Free but donations appreciated Everything is subject to change
Saturday, June 6th at 9pm – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Saturday, June 13th at 9pm – The Last Starfighter
Saturday, June 26th at 9pm – Beverly Hills Cop
Saturday, July 11th at 9:15pm – Close Encounters of the Third Kind
See the latest updates on Facebook | Meetup – Temporarily there will be no concession stand and no raffle. Please note that during these shelter-in-place times that the drive-in might operate differently from in the past, and that details may change week to week.
Revised social distancing guidelines for our upcoming events (as of 5/31/20)
1) Please maintain social distancing of 6′ with other groups of people at the show
2) If you leave your car, please wear a mask or some other type of cloth face covering
3) We will be operating without a snack-bar or raffle until the county of Marin reaches Stage 3 of relaxing the Shelter in Place order
There is no grass, so you’ll either want to sit in your car, or bring a lawn chair or blanket.
This is a free drive-up movie show projected onto a wall in a paved lot – if you want to sit outside your car, bring blankets and lawn chairs. Start times vary throughout the summer so please take note each show. Unrated, ‘R’ and ‘PG’ rated films may contain content unsuitable for young children.
Please note, throughout the summer the start times vary depending on sundown.
PLEASE expect to arrive 30-60 minutes before the show if you want to park and watch in the forward row. No cars will be admitted after the movie has started.
Snack bar and raffle temporarily suspended during “shelter in place” Donate for snacks at the Concession Stand equipped with popcorn, hot dogs, candy and refreshments. There’s usually themed cupcakes and/or other treats plus a raffle with awesome prizes.