Ghibli Night! LAPUTA, CASTLE IN THE SKY by Hayao Miayazaki (1986)

GHIBLI NIGHT AT THE DRIVE-IN!!

LAPUTA, CASTLE IN THE SKY

(1986) - PG - 124 minutes - JULY 12, 2014 - 9PM

THIS FEATURE WILL BE SHOWN IN ENGLISH (DUBBED)

The first film released under STUDIO GHIBLI, an imaginative classic tale of airships, childhood adventure and fantastic retro machinery rendered in the vibrant tones and iconic vision that have become familiar to fans of Hayao Miyazaki. Not as well known as some of the later works but regarded by some as one of the best. Come join us for GHIBLI NIGHT!

Featuring the voice talents of Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman and Mark Hamill. 

THIS IS A DRIVE-UP MOVIE NIGHT PROJECTED ONTO A WALL IN A PAVED LOT -- IF YOU WANT TO SIT OUTSIDE YOUR CAR, BRING BLANKETS AND LAWN CHAIRS -- START TIMES VARY THROUGHOUT THE SPRING/SUMMER/FALL SO PLEASE TAKE NOTE EACH SHOW! 'R' and 'PG' rated films may contain some content unsuitable for young children.

The movie will start after a short pre-show and trailers, just like a real theater! There is a 15 minute Intermission halfway through the show. Concessions and raffle tickets are available during pre-show and intermission only! Please arrive prior to start time to get a good parking spot. No cars after the show begins, please - but walk-ins are welcome!

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 ------EVENT INFO------

take time to read if this is your first time attending!

Introduction:
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, and we encourage everyone to try it if you haven't, yet. Pre-show runs 15-20 minutes (the movie does not start exactly at the time listed above, but please don't arrive late, you won't get a parking spot in the main lot). 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 PLEASE 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! And during the movie, please keep talking low volume so as not to disturb your neighbors. We also ask folks to refrain from smoking near other attendees. We encourage everyone to enjoy the summer evening and sit outside so we have some boom boxes for audio but we can't guarantee you will have the best listening experience by sitting out of your car unless you bring your own radio and/or portable with headphones. ALL CARS MUST DRIVE SLOWLY when in the parking area. Children are welcome, but need to be supervised at all times. Dogs are welcome but need to be leashed at all times. Access to parking lot usually 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!... Small bills greatly appreciated!

PLEASE DON'T LITTER -- TAKE ALL TRASH WITH YOU OR DEPOSIT IT WITH US AT THE CONCESSION STAND!

Advertising:
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:
DONATIONS are what makes this happen! You can donate at the show or via this helpful PAYPAL link with your major credit card: http://bit.ly/IK6k6B

 

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  • Shula L.

    My first time coming up to this event. I have nothing but positives! Thanks!! The subtitles were kind of an ironic joke, I'm sure everyone noticed how funny the differences were. One thing, I noticed a lot of people had their motors on the entire show. I get that it is chilly but the fumes were a little dizzying after a while. Everything else though, the helpful people, the fun raffle, the authentic intermission cartoon....we loved it! And my young son really liked this movie. Three cheers for movies that appeal to a large age range that are as well done as this one. Yippee!

    July 13, 2014

    • Ashlie Aileen C.

      I agree about the car running comment, is leaving the car running the entire time really necessary? Not good for the environment either.

      July 13, 2014

    • Bill S.

      Shula, glad you enjoyed the show! We try to stay on top of things, but rely on our fellow moviegoers to let us know if something's amiss - although I admit, I didn't notice a lot of cars running last night. It's possible some need to run to keep the heater on or avoid a low battery from dying. The fumes you detected may have been our generator, which is loud and gassy but a necessity, I'm afraid. Always feel free to come to me with concerns or questions, even if I look busy. Often it's a quick fix and headlights, noise and other issues are easily remedied. Folks are usually more than willing to make adjustments so others can enjoy the film. -Thanks

      July 13, 2014

  • Colleen J.

    Hi Bill & gang! I'm afraid my daughter isn't up for the event tonight - a bummer because she's a huge Miayazaki fan! ): Next time.......enjoy!

    July 12, 2014

  • Bill S.

    Just a note that tonight's show will be IN ENGLISH but we will also be trying out SUBTITLES for this film (in addition to English dialogue) since some folks sitting outside occasionally can't hear the audio clearly. The subtitles should be visible for all cars and outdoor seated moviegoers - please let either myself or Pat know if you have trouble seeing. Thanks!

    July 12, 2014

    • Bill S.

      PS: That's assuming they work (subtitles can be tricky).

      July 12, 2014

  • Nihit S.

    Anyone going from SF would carpool?

    July 11, 2014

  • Christine

    So excited to attend Are pets allowed ?

    July 7, 2014

    • Bill S.

      Christine, dogs (etc.) are welcome, as long as they're on a leash! Thanks

      July 7, 2014

  • Maxine C.

    hope you show this one again -- canceled due to guests wanting to watch fireworks.

    July 5, 2014

    • Maxine C.

      just realized I had wrong date --I'm back on

      1 · July 5, 2014

  • Dan N

    So pumped for this you guys!

    1 · June 30, 2014

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