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Summer Arrives with Free Movies

Apr 10, 2018

April 2, 2018, San Rafael, CA – The West Wind Drive-Ins are hosting Customer Appreciation Night with free movies to the public on Thursday, April 19. This event marks the 10th anniversary for free movies in April. Drive-In Theatres continue to see resurgence in demand with revenues consistently outpacing traditional “walk-in” theatres.


Nancy Crane, Vice President of Operations explains that “value seems to be the major reason drive-ins are growing.”  Tickets to the drive-in are only $7.95 per adult, and kids 5-11 years old are just $1.50, while kids 4 and under are free.  Plus, you get double features each night, instead of just one movie at the indoor theaters.  Ms. Crane continues “A family of four with young children can see two first run movies for $19.00 or less. “We are thrilled that people are re-discovering the family fun of the drive-in. Parents bring their kids to watch the first movie then the kids fall asleep in the back seat while the parents watch the second movie. We’re the perfect baby sitteraccording to Ms. Crane.


Drive-ins presentation has changed considerably over the years yet the nostalgic feeling remains. Improvements in presentation and sound that now rivals walk-in along with delicious well-known snack bar brands at a fraction of the cost you find at conventional theatres are just part of the draw. There’s still that great old school vibe in a family friendly and updated location.


The West Wind Drive-Ins are taking this great value one step further with Free Movie Customer Appreciation Night on Thursday, April 19, featuring recent movie blockbusters: Coco, Jumanji, Pitch Perfect, Insidious, Thor and Peter Rabbit. The movies shown will vary by location.  “We are opening up our Drive-Ins as we do a few times every year to thank our loyal customers and to invite those who have not yet experienced the drive-in to give it a try.  We typically show first run movies every night but on Customer Appreciation Night we give everyone a chance to catch up on the best movies of the past few months. We’ll also have live entertainment and games and events for the kids” Ms. Crane explains.  “Relax in your car, bring a lawn chair and a blanket and enjoy your movie under the stars and moonlight.”


About West Wind:

West Wind is the largest owner/operator of drive-in movie theaters in the country, and owns and operates four drive-in theaters in California, one in Arizona and two in Nevada. Gates will open between 5:00pm-6:00pm depending on the location and movies will start at dusk.  In addition to the free movies, there will be live music, bounce houses for the kids and other fun activities planned prior to the start of the movie.




For more information, please contact:

Tony Maniscalco

Vice President of Marketing

West Wind Drive-Ins

150 Pelican Way

San Rafael, CA 94901

415-448-8441 Office

415-497-0241 Cellular


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