The Frida Cinema Pop-Up Drive-In Series

The Frida Cinema Pop-Up Drive-In Series

Click any of the events below for individual ticketing.

Cronenberg Double Feature: Scanners + The Brood
Friday, September 25th
Mess Hall, Tustin
w/ co-hosts: Horrible Imaginings
Hitchcock Double Feature: Psycho 60th Anniversary + The Birds
Saturday, September 26th
Zion Lutheran Church & School, Anaheim
w/ co-hosts: Ghost Party Pictures
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Tuesday, September 29th
Mess Hall, Tustin
FREE Screening: RBG
Wednesday, September 30th
Mess Hall, Tustin
click to RSVP
SOLD OUT – Night of the Living Dead + The Evil Dead
Friday, October 2nd
Mess Hall, Tustin
w/ co-hosts: Grindhouse Releasing
ENCORE – Night of the Living Dead + The Evil Dead
Saturday, October 3rd
Mess Hall, Tustin
w/ co-hosts: Grindhouse Releasing
Hausu
Tuesday, October 6th
Mess Hall, Tustin
Possessor (UNCUT)
Friday, October 9th
Mess Hall, Tustin
Birthday Bash Double Feature: Flash Gordon + Xanadu
Saturday, October 10th
Zion Lutheran Church & School, Anaheim
The Fog: 40th Anniversary
Tuesday, October 13th
Mess Hall, Tustin
RetroPop Live! Halloween presents: Puppetmaster + Chopping Mall
Friday, October 16th
Mess Hall, Tustin
Deep Red: 45th Anniversary
Tuesday, October 20th Mess Hall, Tustin
w/ co-hosts: Horrible Imaginings
Evil Dead 2
Tuesday, October 27th Mess Hall, Tustin
w/ co-hosts: Horrorbuzz

Drive-In FAQ’s

WHAT TIME CAN I ARRIVE?

We cannot place any cars prior to the scheduled ‘GATES OPEN’ time, so please do not arrive any earlier than the time designated on the ticketing page. Guests who arrive earlier will be asked to return at the scheduled time. 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).

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. Make sure your car has an FM radio so you can hear the film!

CAN I BRING FOOD / SNACKS?

YES! Your car is your screening room — so bring all your favorite screening room snacks! Food trucks will also be on site for many of our events! Visit the ticketing page of the individual event to check availability.  We don’t imagine any of you would, but we have to ask that you don’t discard your trash out the window. (It’s happened…) That’d be a sure-fire way to ensure we’d never be welcome back to our host venues — and we definitely want to come back! So please help us keep the grounds tidy!

WILL YOU HAVE RESTROOMS?

YES! Our various host venues will either have restrooms on-site, or provide access to “port-a-potties” and hand-washing stations! As our approval of our events are 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.

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 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 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?

– OR –

CAN I PUT MY CONVERTIBLE’S TOP DOWN?

– OR –

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.

WHAT TIME DOES THE MOVIE START?

Please visit the ticketing page for the individual event to get information on what time gates open and what time the movie starts!

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