Drive in

Viewers watch "The Princess Bride" at a drive-in movie showing in August 2020.

Update: Malibu Film Society announced the names of the two films to be screened at a pop-up drive-in movie event on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and 31. 

On Friday, Oct. 30, the society will present "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and on Saturday, Oct. 31, they will present "Ghostbusters." Each screening is set to take place at 7 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the Malibu Film Society and the Malibu Foundation's Woolsey Fire recovery fund. Find more information and purchase tickets by clicking here.


 The Malibu Film Society and Malibu Foundation’s plan to hold drive-in movie screenings on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at the Ioki property (better known as the Chili Cook-Off Lot) was officially approved at Tuesday’s Sept. 29 city council meeting. Like the film society’s Aug. 28 screening of “The Princess Bride,” the drive-ins will feature a large movie screen and the opportunity to purchase boxed food from local restaurants. 

COVID-19 safety regulations will be enforced, this time with updates based on staff recommendations from the last drive-in movie such as prohibiting guests from sitting in the beds of their trucks during the event, prohibiting guests from bringing alcohol and drinking it in their car and having additional volunteers to better manage traffic and ensure cars are parked the required six feet apart. 

The date is extra special because Malibu Municipal Code only allows six events to be held per year on that parcel of land. Advocated for by Mayor Mikke Pierson, this will be only the third event of 2020. The city has agreed to waive all reservation fees, which would have amounted to more than $2,000.

As of press time, organizers had not yet announced which films would be screened on Oct. 30 and 31.

Editor's note: The story was updated to name the movies to be screened and clarify some details about the event.

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