The Jungle Book – The Frida Cinema Pop-Up Drive-In
December 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
On Friday, December 18th at 7:00PM we return to the baseball diamond at Zion Lutheran Church & School for a special Drive-In screening of Walt Disney’s legendary 1967 animated film The Jungle Book!
We certainly wouldn’t need a special reason to present this beloved classic, however this screening is in celebration of the amazing Tish Leon, our dear friend and mentor who has served on The Frida Cinema’s Board for a whopping six years! Tish has announced that she will be relocating to a new city, and we couldn’t think of a better way to bid her a fond farewell than to present her all-time favorite film as part of our Drive-In series!
Based on the Rudyard Kipling adventure novel, The Jungle Book tells the tale of young Mowgli, an abandoned child whose idyllic life in the wild is threatened by the return of the man-eating tiger Shere Khan. Facing certain death, Mowgli must overcome his reluctance to leave his wolf family and return to the “man village.” As he sets out to brave the jungle’s many perils, he finds some friendly allies along the way, including Bagheera the panther, and of course carefree bear Baloo.
Join us for a wonderful evening of classic animation under the stars — and feel free to sing along in your cars! — as we say farewell to an truly amazing leader whose guidance and cherished perspective will always be a vital part of The Frida Cinema’s history of success and growth. We love you, Tish! THANK YOU!!!
Zion Lutheran Church & School is located at 222 N. East Street, Anaheim, CA 92805. Click here for map & directions. Gates open at 5:00 PM, and Film begins at 7:00PM!
WHAT TIME CAN I ARRIVE?
Gates for the show open at 5:00 PM! Cars will be placed on a first-come, first-served basis, one car at a time, and in sections based on size of car and desired style of viewing (i.e. open hatchbacks, etc. – more information below).
WHERE IS ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL?
Zion Lutheran Church & School is located at 222 N. East Street, Anaheim, CA 92805. Click here for map & directions.
HOW DO I REDEEM MY TICKET?
Upon purchase, ticket will be emailed to you as a PDF attachment from Eventbrite. When you arrive to the event, please show the attendant the bar code on your ticket through your car window, either by holding up your printed version, or by displaying it on your phone or smart device. Attendant will scan it to check you in, and you’ll be good to go!
DO I NEED FM RADIO IN MY CAR?
YES! This is a “silent-style” Drive-In event, with no speakers. The film’s soundtrack will be accessible exclusively through your car’s FM Radio, for maximum social-distance safety. We will provide you with the FM station upon arrival. Please make sure your car has an FM radio so you can hear the film — radio station apps will not work!
WILL YOU HAVE FOOD FOR SALE?
YES! Messi Burger and Scooter’s Italian Ice food trucks will be selling their delicious offerings at this event — as well as donating 10% of their proceeds in support of The Frida Cinema! You’re also welcome to stock your cars with all your favorite meals, snacks and soft drinks! Please help us keep the grounds tidy by disposing your trash after the show.
WILL YOU HAVE RESTROOMS?
YES! Thanks to our wonderful hosts, those who need to use restrooms will be allowed to use the school’s restrooms. As our approval of this event is based on our assurance of safety, we ask that folks wear protective masks when leaving your cars for any reason, including to use the restroom. Volunteers will be on hand to keep those restrooms sanitized. As such, there may be a wait — to ensure you don’t miss any part of the show, please consider a pre-trip restroom stop before heading out!
CAN I SIT OUTSIDE OF MY CAR?
Our approvals to host these Drive-In events during these times is based on our strict assurance that, unlike “garden-style” outdoor events, guests will be in their cars. As such, we cannot allow guests to sit outside of their cars.
That being said, you can sit in your truck bed, and in your open hatch back — more on this below!
REMEMBER TO TURN YOUR ENGINE ON EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE…
As you will be running your battery non-stop so that you can listen to the film on FM, you run the risk of killing your battery. We are always ready to go with the jumper cables for those who need them!, but to eliminate the risk of your battery dying, remember to turn your car on every once in a while.
…BUT MIND YOUR HEADLIGHTS!
Some cars have headlights that automatically turn on when the engine is turned over. There’s generally a setting to eliminate that — please make an effort to switch that setting so that your headlights don’t beam on when you power on your car, as headlights wipe out the image on the screen. We will have cardboard and tablecloths on hand for cars that may need help with this — let an attendant know if you need materials to cover your headlights.
MIND YOUR DOME LIGHTS AND BRAKE PEDAL
We understand that sometimes you have to flick on the dome light to look for something in your car, but please don’t have your dome light on for a stretched period of time — and certainly, not through the entire film. Any light proves very distracting to the audience around you. And lastly — we understand that it sometimes feels instinctual to do so, but please make an effort to keep your foot off your brake pedal. In a dark environment, brake lights provide quite the surprising glow.
CAN I SIT IN MY TRUCK BED?
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CAN I PUT MY CONVERTIBLE’S TOP DOWN?
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CAN I THROW THE HATCH OF MY HATCHBACK UP AND SIT IN THE BACK TO WATCH THE SHOW?
– Please note that tall cars / SUV’s / trucks will be parked in parking areas to the sides of the middle area, or along the back rows, to minimize obstruction of rows behind you.
– Guests are allowed to sit in their truck beds, so long as they keep their protective masks on.
– Guests are allowed to put their tops down, so long as they keep their protective masks on.
– Raised hatches proved quite obstructive to rows of cars behind them in viewing the screen. If you’re absolutely set on sitting in your hatchback with your hatch up, you will be asked to park either to the sides of our car staging area, or along the back rows. And — like truckbeds and convertibles — if your hatch is open, we ask that you keep your masks on. Again, our approval of this event is based on our assurance of absolute safety, with folks keeping masks on when not inside their closed cars.
– For trucks: Please keep in mind that the soundtrack is coming in through FM radio. As such, either have a low-volume FM radio in your truck bed with you, or you can slide open the little window to your truck bed and play through your car stereo at a reasonable volume.
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