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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Drive-in Movie: 50 First Dates

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Friday, September 18, 2020 - 8:00 pm | Cost: $25*
*per vehicle

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk | 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA


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.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Event Details


Cost: $25*
*per vehicle
Categories: *Top Pick*, In Person, Kids & Families, Movies, Outdoor Movie Night
Address: 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA

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