Monterey County Fair & Event Center to Host Pop-Up Drive-In Movie Nights With Pre-Order Concession Snack Packs, Weekends Through the Summer


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MONTEREY, CA. (June 26, 2020) — The Monterey County Fair & Event Center will be hosting a Pop-Up Drive-In Movie Night every Friday and Saturday afternoon and evening from June 26 through Aug. 29, including concession stand snack packs delivered right to your car.

Tickets are on sale at Attendance is limited to 75 cars per performance, so buy tickets as soon as possible because it will sell out. Sponsorships and advertisement opportunities are also available.

The screenings in the Pattee Arena kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 26, with the classic 1967 film “Monterey Pop,” directed by D.A. Pennebaker and featuring performances by The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding and Janis Joplin. Ticket includes Monterey Pop Festival anniversary program. Cost is $50 per car. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

Also being shown this weekend will be “Sonic the Hedgehog” starring Jim Carrey and James Marsden at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 27. Cost is $30 per car. Gates open at 2 p.m. for the matinee screening.

“Mamma Mia,” set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27 is sold out.

Tickets for the Fourth of July weekend movies are now on sale at

Movies being screened on Fourth of July weekend are: the original classic “Raiders of the Lost Ark” at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 3 (gates open at 4:30 p.m.); “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, July 4 (gates open at 10 a.m.); and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4 (gates open at 4:30 p.m.). The last screening of “Indiana Jones” will be followed by a streamed-in fireworks show as part of the festivities. All tickets are $30 per car per movie and Saturday’s 11 AM screening is $20.00 per car.

Pre-order your concession snack pack and it will be ready for you when you arrive! Concession packages can be pre-ordered up until one hour before show and will be delivered to your car once inside the Pattee Arena.

Drive-In Movie Snack Pack:

Includes: 1 large popcorn, 4 bottles of water, 1 regular cotton candy, 1 box of Red Vines, and 1 box of Junior Mints.

Place orders here:

Another food option is the Fair Food Drive-Thru, which will be held from 5-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through the summer (with extended hours on Fourth of July, 12 noon to 9 p.m.). Enter at Gate #6 at the fairgrounds, where you will be given a menu of what’s available, then follow the signs and directions on how to order and have your food delivered to your car.

Fair Food Drive Thru features such fair goodies as hot dogs, nachos, funnel cake, deep-fried Oreos, Twinkies and Snickers, popcorn, pickles, churros, caramel apples, cotton candy, kettle corn, smoked turkey leg, corn dogs, mozzarella sticks, and deep-fried mushrooms and zucchini from vendors Papas Papas, Candyland, and Sierra Korn. To pre-order Sierra Korn, text (530)717-9671.

If attending the movie that night, exit gate #4, then proceed back to gate #6 to enter the Pattee Arena for the movie screening.

For information, contact Monterey County Fair & Event Center at (831) 372-5863 or


About the Monterey County Fair & Event Center

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a premier event center set on 22 oak-studded acres with ample parking. It is a state-owned multi-use facility that features four large banquet rooms, two outdoor concert venues, and a variety of outdoor and indoor cost-effective sites ideal for all types of events. It is home of the annual award-winning Monterey County Fair, host to many major and private events on the Central Coast, and the site of the Monterey Bay Race Place, a Satellite Wagering Facility.

For more information, contact the Fair Administration Office, at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey, by calling (831) 372-5863 or go to www.montereycountyfair.comfor more information.