Past Meetup

GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (1974) Rated PG

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Old Hamilton Theater Building

520 Palm Drive · Novato, CA

How to find us

Take Nave Drive to Main Gate Road, after about a mile we're across the street from the Unity Church on Palm Drive

Location image of event venue

Details

IT'S A GIANT MONSTER MASH-UP AT THE DRIVE-IN!

The North Bay Drive-In Presents:

GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA

(1974) - Rated PG - 84 minutes

9PM SHOWTIME!

The second to last of the classic, original 'Showa' series of Godzilla films, our increasingly people-friendly protagonist develops an identity crisis when he meets an alien-operated mechanized opponent, Mechagodzilla. Throw in creature co-stars Anguirus & King Seesar and you have a full blown monster melee! Directed by Jun Fukuda and starring frequent Godzilla actors Akihiko Hirata, Hiroshi Koizumi and Kenji Sahara.

THIS IS A *FREE* DRIVE-UP MOVIE SHOW 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 SUMMER SO PLEASE TAKE NOTE EACH SHOW! Unrated, 'R' and 'PG' rated films may contain content unsuitable for young children.

Each movie is preceded by a 15 minute pre-show and trailers. There's a 15 minute intermission halfway through the show. Concessions and raffle tickets are available during pre-show and intermission! PLEASE expect to arrive 30-60 minutes before the show if you want to park and watch in the forward row. No cars will be admitted after the movie has started.

...Do you love us? Donate and help us keep the movies coming! http://bit.ly/IK6k6B

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Please take a moment to read our rules and guidelines:

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 if the parking lot fills up with cars. Pre-show runs 15-20 minutes (late cars will not be admitted after the film starts). There will be a 15-20 minute intermission with featurette and raffle. NOTE: THERE ARE NO REGULAR RESTROOMS AT THIS LOCATION - there's Beso Cafe across the street until 9pm, a park around the corner with 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 MUST 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!... Small bills are appreciated!

PLEASE DON'T LITTER -- TAKE ALL TRASH WITH YOU OR DEPOSIT IT WITH US AT THE CONCESSION STAND - there's also a big trash can in front of the old theater building!

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