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Summer Monster Bash: GODZILLA VS THE SMOG MONSTER (1971) PG

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9PM SUMMER START TIME!

GODZILLA VS THE SMOG MONSTER

(1971) Rated 'PG' 87min

Rising from the depths of the sea comes Hedorah, a pollution-spawned mountain of toxic sludge! Powerless against our own waste given monstrous life, mankind turns to Godzilla, the unlikeliest of heroes, in this darkest, smoggiest hour. Controversial director Yoshimitsu Banno took the Big-G in a wild, psychedelic direction in what is widely regarded as the 'funkiest' entry in the series, utilizing hallucinatory fish-head people, go-go dancing, animation and pop songs to deliver a warning message that's still relevant 32 years later!

THIS SHOW STARTS AT 9:00PM! START TIMES VARY THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER SO PLEASE TAKE NOTE EACH SHOW! Please note that 'R' and 'PG' rated films may contain content unsuitable for young children.

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: http://bit.ly/IK6k6B
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 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:
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 billzilla@gmail.com 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