Movies at the Monterey County Fair

MOVIES

Home Alone
Thursday, November 26

Cost: $30/car

Drive-In Gates Open: 2:00pm
Movie Starts: 3:00pm

Godfather Part 2
Thursday, November 26

Cost: $30/car

Drive-In Gates Open: 5:30pm
Movie Starts: 6:30pm

Arthouse Cinema
A Christmas Story
Friday, November 27

Cost: $30/car

Drive-In Gates Open: 4:00pm
Movie Starts: 5:00pm

A Christmas Story
Friday, November 27

Cost: $30/car

Drive-In Gates Open: 7:00pm
Movie Starts: 8:00pm

How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Saturday,  November 28

Cost: $30/car

Drive-In Gates Open: 4:00pm & 7:00pm
Movie Starts: 5:00pm &  8:00pm

Presented By:

McDonalds
Toy Story
Sunday, November 29

Cost: $30/car

Drive-In Gates Open: 3:00pm
Movie Starts: 4:00pm

Taxi Driver
Sunday, November 29

Cost: $30/car

Drive-In Gates Open: 6:00pm
Movie Starts: 7:00pm

Presented By:

Arthouse Cinema
Die Hard
Thursday, December 3

Cost: $30/car

Drive-In Gates Open: 6:00pm
Movie Starts: 7:00pm

The Star
Friday,  December 4

Cost: $30/car

Drive-In Gates Open: 7:00pm
Movie Starts: 8:00pm

Elf
Saturday,  December 5

SOLD OUT

Drive-In Gates Open: 7:00pm
Movie Starts: 8:00pm

Presented By:

McDonalds
Coming soon
Sunday,  December 6

Cost: $30/car

Drive-In Gates Open: TBD
Movie Starts: TBD

Jingle All The Way
Sunday,  December 6

Cost: $30/car

Drive-In Gates Open: 6:00pm
Movie Starts: 7:00pm

Lot Of Rock
Wednesday, December 9

Drive-In Gates Open: 5:30pm & 7:30pm
Show Starts: 6:30pm & 8:30pm

The Impossible Dream
Thursday, December 10

Drive-In Gates Open: 5:30pm & 7:30pm
Show Starts: 6:30pm & 8:30pm

The Santa Clause
Friday,  December 11

Cost: $30/car

Drive-In Gates Open: 7:00pm
Movie Starts: 8:00pm

Coming soon
Saturday,  December 12

Cost: $30/car

Drive-In Gates Open: TBD
Movie Starts: TBD

Daddy's Home 2
Saturday,  December 12

Cost: $30/car

Drive-In Gates Open: 6:30pm
Movie Starts: 7:30pm

Edward Scissorhands
Sunday,  December 13

Cost: $30/car

Drive-In Gates Open: 6:30pm
Movie Starts: 7:30pm

ARENA MENUS

Movie snacks & refreshments are conveniently located at the back of the Arena for walk-up service.

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FAQ’S

What time do the movies start?

Please check your ticket or Monterey County Fair website for start times as they vary from week to week.

What time can I arrive to park my car?

Admission into the movie area will begin one hour prior to movie start time.

May I buy tickets On-Site?

All tickets must be purchased online prior to arrival. They will sell out weekly, order early!

How do we listen to the movie?

Audio will be streamed via an FM station directly through your car’s FM stereo. Turn your key to accessory mode to keep your stereo on.  If you don’t have an FM stereo, or are concerned about your vehicle’s battery, bring a portable FM radio with fresh batteries or download a radio app to connect to an FM station. Another option is to tune in and connect with a portable speaker through Bluetooth using your mobile hotspot.

What movies will be featured?

There will be different movie choices each week. For current updates check back here often.

May I listen to the audio in another language?

Only English will be available.

Does my car need to be turned on the whole time?

If your FM radio source is your car radio, your key should be turned to accessory mode. If you are not using your car radio, then you do not need to keep your car running during the show. If you do keep your battery on, be sure to start your car every so often to keep your car battery strong.

Will my car battery die while listening?

Most vehicles will not have a problem. If you are concerned, you can turn your car on a few times during the movie. In the event your battery dies, we offer complimentary jump-starts that will quickly get you on your way.

May I bring a pet in the car with me?

Only registered service animals are permitted.

May I leave my vehicle to tailgate?

No, in adhering to the guidelines set by the Monterey County Health Office, you may not leave your vehicle unless for restroom or emergency. Masks must be worn by anyone who exits their vehicle to use the restroom. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

May I sit in the bed of my truck?

Sitting in a truck bed is permitted – guests must stay in the bed of their own truck, no loitering around the vehicle. If you choose to sit in the bed of your truck, a mask must be worn for the entirety of the time spent outside the cab of the vehicle, per the current Monterey County Health Order.

May I back into my parking spot, open rear liftgate, and watch movie out the back of my vehicle?

Yes, this is considered the same as sitting in the bed of your truck, you must remain inside your vehicle. You cannot sit or stand outside, and everyone in vehicle needs to have masks on the entire time. Please bring twine or rope to tie your lift gate down to a height that others movie guests can still see past. It should be no higher than 7ft.

Is there assigned parking?

Yes, parking will be assigned upon entering the Fairgrounds by size of vehicle.

May I park near my friends?

You must line up for movie entry together to ensure spots are close and you must remain in the vehicle you arrived in during the movie. There is no promise that you will be next to each other, we may not take special requests. Vehicles will be physically distanced per the Monterey County Health Order. You may not exit your vehicle to sit with friends in another vehicle.

May I come in my convertible/motorcycle?

If your car top is down you must have a mask on in adherence with the current Monterey County Health Order.

At this time Motorcycles are not permitted.

Do I have to wear my mask in the car?

If you have your windows rolled up, you may take off your mask. If you would like to roll your windows down, you must have a mask on in adherence with the current Monterey County Health Order.

What is not allowed/permitted at the movie?

For the safety of our customers, we do not allow firearms, weapons of any kind, drugs (including marijuana) or alcoholic beverages. All vehicles are subject to search. All garbage must stay inside the vehicle.

Is it rain or shine?

Yes.

Will alcohol be available for purchase?

Yes, bar service is available during the evening shows by ordering on our app and it will be brought to your vehicle. Please do not bring outside alcohol into the venue.

What concessions will be available at the movie?

The Arena Movie concession stand is located at the back of the arena. El Jefe Bar is open for evening shows. You must have a mask on to order and guests in line must stand at a 6 foot distance apart.

NO MASK, NO SERVICE.

Is it rain or shine?

Yes.

I am running late, may I arrive after the movie has started?

Yes, however you will be parked in the very back. Admission is not guaranteed if arriving after the start time.

Are tickets refundable?

No

Are there restrooms available?

Yes, men’s and women’s restrooms will be available.

If the Rules & Regulations above are not followed, you will be kindly asked to leave.

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