THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Rotary Club of Orange celebrates 99 years of community service with their annual fundraiser event, taking place this year at Orange’s Mara Brandman Arena as a weekend of Drive-In screenings celebrating America’s beloved past-time, baseball! Closing out their three-night event on Sunday, September 13th is director Phil Alden Robinson’s beloved 1989 classic Field of Dreams!
Tickets are $40 + service fee, and support Rotary Club of Orange, a leadership organization of local business, professional, and community leaders who meet regularly to form friendships, have fun, and work together to impact our community. From beautification projects at Orange County schools, installation of new playground equipment , cooking and serving meals to our local homeless community, providing grants to local teachers and students, and providing dental clinics, sanitation, and solar power to locations as far as Guatemala and India, Rotary Club of Orange is part of a global network of more than 1.2 million volunteers whose work impacts lives at both the local and international levels. Enjoy a cinematic classic while supporting a truly amazing organization! Learn more at orange-rotary.org!
Rotary Club of Orange thanks Jean Abdalla, Jim Gilmore, Adrienne Gladstone, Carol and Harry Hunold, Danny “Spud” Lambing, Donald Saltikov CPA., Dan Swoish, and The Frida Cinema, and Turville Photography or their sponsorship of this event. If you would like to support Rotary Club of Orange with an event sponsorship, email DSL2002@SBCGLOBAL.NET.
Mara Brandman Arena l is located at 6422 E. Santiago Canyon Rd., Orange, CA 92869. Click here for map & directions. Gates open at 6:00pm, and the film begins each night at 8:00pm!
“If you build it, he will come…” When Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) begins to constantly hear this mysterious whispered message, he in inspired to begin construction of a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. At first, “he” seems to be the ghost of disgraced ballplayer Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta), who materializes on the ballfield and plays a few games with the awestruck Ray — but as the weeks go by, Ray receives several new messages from the disembodied voice, one of which is “Ease his pain.” Realizing that his ball field has been divinely ordained to give a second chance to people who have sacrificed certain valuable aspects of their lives, Ray embarks on an adventure that leads him to colorful characters Doc Graham (Burt Lancaster), a beloved general practitioner who gave up a burgeoning baseball career in favor of medicine, and Terence Mann (James Earl Jones), a Salinger-esque writer. Nominated for three Academy Awards – Best Score (James Horner), Best Adapted Screenplay (Phil Alden Robinson), and Best Picture of the Year – Field of Dreams is “pure magic” (Time Out Magazine), and “a poignant movie which manages to drain the tear ducts without ever resorting to cheap manipulation or cliched sentiment ” (Film4).
PLEASE READ THESE FAQ’s!
$40 PER CAR, OR PER PERSON?
Tickets are $40 per car + service fee, regardless of the number of people in your car!
WHAT TIME CAN I ARRIVE?
We cannot place any cars prior to 6:00PM onto the venue, so please do not arrive any earlier than this. 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 – 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!
WHERE IS MARA BRANDMAN ARENA
Mara Brandman Arena l is located at 6422 E. Santiago Canyon Rd., Orange, CA 92869. Click here for map & directions.
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!
WILL THERE BE FOOD FOR SALE?
YES! Popular Orange County-based food truck Dos Mexicanos Grill will be on hand to serve their delectable burritos, tortas, nachos, tacos and more! Moreover, they will generously be donating 10% of their proceeds to Rotary Club of Orange — enjoy a great meal while supporting a great organization!
WILL YOU HAVE RESTROOMS?
YES! We will be providing portable toilets and hand-washing stations on site, and will have them cleaned and serviced daily between events. 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.
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?
Yes, yes, and yes ! But please note:
– Tall cars / SUV’s / trucks will be parked in parking areas to the sides of the viewing area, or along the back rows, to minimize obstruction of rows behind them.
– Guests in pick-up trucks are allowed to sit in their truck beds, so long as they keep their protective masks on.
– Guests in convertibles are allowed to put their tops down, so long as they keep their protective masks on.
– Raised hatches prove quite obstructive to rows of cars behind them in viewing the screen. If you’re set on sitting in your hatchback with your hatch up, we will accommodate you, but you will be asked to park either to the sides of our car staging area, or along the back rows. And — like truck beds 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?
We will be starting Field of Dreams after some brief introductions at 8:00PM!