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'AIRPLANE'­ (1980) Rated PG

May 4, 2013 - 8:30PM



(1980) Rated 'PG' 88min.

Soaring hilarity swoops in as our second feature of the season! An airplane crew becomes incapacitated and the only hope for a troubled airliner surely isn't an ex-pilot with a fear or flying..? Just don't call him Shirley, and mind you don't get light-headed inflating the Autopilot!

Fasten your seat belts, because the hilarity really takes off in this classic 'send up' of air disaster films popular in the 70's. Laden with infamous one-liners many will be reciting from's OK if you have to wing it, though.


Our pre-show and trailers take about 20 minutes, an intermission is halfway through the film and also runs about 20min. START TIMES ARE ALWAYS APPROXIMATE

This is YEAR SEVEN of the North Bay Drive In!! You can expect great treats and drinks at the Concession Stand and as always, we ask for whatever donations you can spare to help us keep the Drive-In Dream alive. :)  You can donate to the link on the side of the main page or here:

EVENT INFO -- take time to read if this is your first time attending!

We're a mobile DRIVE-IN, keeping the authentic experience alive as best we can! We project a big 30 foot wide image on the side of the Old Hamilton Theater building (closed for many years now) and transmit the audio over the FM band (88.3FM) just like modern drive-ins. We operate totally via donations and even have a small concession snack bar at each performance, in addition to raffle prizes and special presentations during the intro and intermission segments!! COME JOIN US and KEEP THE DRIVE-IN ALIVE!

Drive-In Tips:
Arrive Early if you plan to park and watch from your car! There's lots of space for chairs and blankets in front of the cars. Pre-show runs 15-20 minutes (thus the movie does not start exactly at the time listed above, but please be courteous and do not arrive late). There will be a 20 minute intermission and raffle.  NOTE: THERE ARE NO REGULAR RESTROOMS AT THIS LOCATION - there's a park on Hamilton Pkwy down the road and around the corner that has open facilities through twilight and sometimes the church across the street has an event and we can use theirs (located in the courtyard) but otherwise we have to improvise!

Drive-In Etiquette:
CAR HEADLIGHTS AND PARKING LIGHTS OFF during the show. LARGER VEHICLES PARK IN THE BACK ROW (Minivans, SUVs, Crossovers, Pickups). We can't always be 100% on top of this so if you have a smaller car do try to come early to get a FRONT row spot! During the movie, please keep talking to a minimum. We also ask folks to refrain from smoking close to other cars or attendees. We encourage everyone to enjoy the summer evening and sit outside - we have some boom boxes for audio! ALL CARS MUST KEEP IT SLOW when driving in the parking area. Children are welcome, but we ask you supervise them at all times. Same with pets, welcome but dogs need to be leashed at all times. Access to parking lot closes after the movie starts, at which point we ask folks park in the adjacent lot and walk in with lawn chair/blanket so as not to disturb those watching the movie. Please do not drive in to the lot after the movie has started.

Snack Bar & Raffles:
DONATE for SNACKS at our 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!! Raffles are held during intermission and usually feature a movie-themed prize-pack!... And always - Small bills greatly appreciated at the concession stand. PLEASE DON'T LITTER -- TAKE ALL TRASH WITH YOU OR DEPOSIT IT WITH US AT THE CONCESSION STAND!

ADVERTISING is available during our pre-show. The drive-in prides itself on being a community-based event. Promote your local business or service with us and reach Marin customers. Please email Bill at [masked] for details. It's an inexpensive and effective way to promote your business to an enthusiastic audience of anywhere from 50 to 100+ per event!!

DONATIONS are what makes this happen! You can donate at the show or via this helpful PAYPAL link with your major credit card:


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  • Jim

    A BIG thank you from the 3 of us 'newbies' who attended on Sat night as well! The entire experience brought back so many great Drive-in memories for us, not to mention all of the hilariously classic one-liners from Airplane! We can't wait for the next one...!
    Thanks again for hosting!
    Jim & friends

    1 · May 7, 2013

  • Marilen

    Had a great time! Thanks for organizing it!

    1 · May 7, 2013

  • Alaina Y.

    Great experience overall - loved the movie, loved the treats. Thank you!

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • Marilen

    Had a great time last night, and my husband and I are looking forward to attending more!

    May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome. Sounds like fun.

    May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone coming from Santa Rosa area and care to carpool?

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Two questions: I want to sit on a lawn chair. How will I hear the movie? Also, do people spend time together after the movie? That would be fun- a tailgate party.

    May 3, 2013

    • Bill S.

      Hi Kim, there's a lot of socializing before the movie and during intermission. Laura and I are usually a bit busy setting up and doing various things, but can always make time for questions and a quick chat :) - Afterward, often we have most folks leave within a few minutes during end credits, and then we sleepily 'strike the set' and pack everything up. But folks hanging out and making merry would be totally cool, if you want! It'll probably be in the 50's temp-wise by then, so keep that in mind. Thanks! -Bill

      1 · May 3, 2013

    • Laura R.

      We also set up several radios around the lot for those who are sitting outside in chairs. You are always welcome to bring your own radio to add to the "surround sound".

      May 3, 2013

  • Angela I.

    We would love to go. Still not totally sure if we can make it, but we are a very strong maybe. This is one of the funniest movies!

    May 2, 2013

  • Marilen

    This is one of my husband's favorite movies. Perfect for a date night!

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Barry T.

    I already have other plans to help and attend a pre-Cinco e Mayo dance party at Embassy Suites. I know I will be missing a very funny film. :(

    April 29, 2013

  • Mike

    Unless work says otherwise.

    April 25, 2013

  • Mike M.

    this movie makes me laugh, no matter how many times I've seen it......

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Gina

    I speak jive... ;)

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Johanna R.


    April 21, 2013

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