West Wind Drive-In Blogs

What's Playing at West Wind in July


Jun 30, 2016

The kids are out of school and maybe you decided on a staycation this year.  Why not spend an evening or two at the drive-in movies? West Wind Drive-In is the place for affordable family entertainment. There are movies for everyone in your family.  This summer’s releases include horror movies, comed ...

First Timer at the Drive-In


Jun 29, 2016

When I found out I would be interning this summer at a company that owns drive-in movie theaters, I was beyond excited. So, when looking for something to do this past weekend, the answer was obvious. Go to my first drive-in movie! On Friday I jumped in the car with my best friend and we drove to the ...

Luau Night at West Wind Drive-in


Jun 15, 2016

Aloha, West Wind Ohana!  Have you ever been to a Luau? Have you ever done the hula?  West Wind Drive-In is holding their 2nd annual Luau Night on June 18. What can you expect at our Hawaiian party?  We will have plenty of activities, musical acts, and of course some dancing.  Not only is it Luau Nig ...

What' s playing at West Wind Drive-In in February


Feb 04, 2016

There are many great movies that are opening at West Wind Drive-In in February.  If you like horror, comedy, or action, there is a movie just for you! Pride and Prejudice and Zombies opens February  5, 2016. Rated PG-13.  Jane Austen's classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from ...

Oscar Box Office: A Look at the 2015 Best Picture Nominees


Jan 21, 2016

The 2015 Oscar nominations have been announced with The Revenant leading the way with 12 nominations followed by Mad Max: Fury Road with ten. After crunching some numbers we've taken a look at how this year's crop of Best Picture nominees stacks up to prior, pre-nomination box office totals. Have a ...

Popcorn + Candy = Yumminess


Jan 11, 2016

Popcorn has always been a favorite but check out these 5 Movie Popcorn and Candy combos that will change the way you enjoy your popcorn at the Drive In!! #1 Get the right bite and it’s kind of like a fruit-filled Godiva truffle, except better because there’s popcorn. #2 The versatility of Sour S ...

Many Brave the Cold for Free Movies



West Wind Drive-In hosts Customer Appreciation Night three times a year at all drive-in locations.  This year we added a free movie weekend, December 26 and 27 at the El Rancho Drive-In, Sparks, NV.  This drive-in is seasonal and had closed on December 8. Over 600 customers bundled up and braved the ...

Arrive Early and Have Fun!



It's no secret, the drive-in has always provided good entertainment and fun activities for generations of families for over 80 years.  And since there's so much more to the drive-in than just watching movies, the fun factor is increased for those who arrive early.   Besides getting in faster and fi ...

Head back in time at the buzzing Concord drive-in


Oct 12, 2015

Two intrepid reporters set out to learn what makes an evening at the Solano Drive-In in Concord, CA so special. Listen to their report to learn about all the fun they had discovering all the interesting things the true Drive-In Experience has to offer. Your browser does not support the audio eleme ...

Strong Opening Weekend for The Martian


Oct 05, 2015

Brad Brevet from Box Office Mojo reports that the talk of The Martian breaking Gravity's October, opening weekend record began early and really spiked after the Ridley Scott film posted a better opening day than the 2013 Alfonso Cuaron sci-fi flick. However, estimates show The Martian coming up a sh ...