West Wind Drive-In Blogs

Many Brave the Cold for Free Movies


Dec 29, 2015

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 ...

Star Wars The Force Awakens World Premiere


Dec 15, 2015

As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, Hollywood has seen plenty of big premieres over the years, with Marvel superheroes, A-list stars and glamorous afterparties taking over the iconic Hollywood Boulevard. But none compares to the massive premiere held for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Monday nig ...

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 ...

Hotel Transylvania 2 Breaks September Records


Sep 28, 2015

Brad Brevet from Box Office Mojo reports, that the Drac Pack appears to be the new owner of the September box office as Hotel Transylvania 2 has followed in the footsteps of its 2012 predecessor and set a new September opening weekend record. In fact, it was a pretty good weekend all around for newc ...

Maze and Mass Top Box Office


Sep 20, 2015

The week, Brad Brevet from Box Office Mojo reports that the weekend box office is up from last year with the arrival of two new wide releases, the latest young adult adaptation, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, and the Johnny Depp-led Whitey Bulger story, Black Mass. Topping the weekend was Maze Ru ...

Weekend Box Office Winners


Sep 14, 2015

According to Brad Brevet of Box Office Mojo, the weekend box office was bolstered by two strong openings for both new, major releases. The Screen Gems thriller, The Perfect Guy topped the box office with $26.7 million and M. Night Shyamalan's micro-budget thriller The Visit was a very close second w ...

First Date



First date?  Resurrect the fun of movies by going to the drive-in.  You can even have a picnic on one of the many tables outside the concession area before the movie starts.  Unlike an indoor theatre, where you have to sit quietly for the duration of a movie, an outdoor movie gives you plenty of opp ...

West Wind Drive-In Theatres Celebrate Summer With Free Movies


Aug 19, 2015

Customer Appreciation Night for New and Loyal Customers  As they have done every year for the last several years, West Wind Drive-Ins are hosting Customer Appreciation Night with free movies to the public on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Drive-In Theatres across the country are benefiting from resur ...

Revival of Americana


Jul 16, 2015

It wasn’t long ago that the fields of cement had weeds sprouting in between cracked pavement, and old rusted speakers once used for audio hung limply on wires burnt from the sun. Drive-in movie theaters were, for all intents and purposes, a dying breed. And yet somehow as consumers made the move to ...