Saturday May 16 - Akira Kurosawa Night!
--In Japanese with English Subtitles--
The NORTH BAY DRIVE IN PRESENTS:
AKIRA KUROSAWA'S 'DREAMS'
(1990) - Rated PG - 119min. MAY 16, 2015 at 8:30PM
Join us for an evening exploring the mind of Akira Kurosawa: poignant, spooky and fascinating vignettes set in a variety of gorgeous, sometimes impossible worlds straight from DREAMS of one of grand masters of filmmaking. This was my mom's favorite Kurosawa film - come see why!
THE SHOW STARTS AT 8:30PM!
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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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!
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. The Pre-Show runs 15-20 minutes (the movie does not start exactly at the time listed but please don't arrive late or you may not 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 the restaurant across the road, a park on Hamilton Pkwy around the corner with 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!
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 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: http://bit.ly/IK6k6B