52 Soda Bay Road, Lakeport
(Right Behind Lakeport Cinema 5)
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Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring with me when I come to the drive-in?
There are only three specific things we recommend bringing to the drive-in:
    1. Mosquito repleant.
    2. Sweatshirts and/or a blanket to keep warm as it can get chilly even if it was a warm day.
    3. A radio. Your car radio is fine, but a portable radio with fresh batteries is better (so you don't drain your car battery).

How do I hear the movie?
The movie sound is broadcast over the radio in stereo at 89.7 FM. If you do not have a car radio, or you're concerned about killing car's battery, you are more than welcome to bring a "boom box" or portable radio. We do have a small supply of radios availalbe for rent at the snack bar.

Can I bring my own food to the drive-in
We strongly encourage everyone to visit our snack bar rather than bringing in outside food and drinks. This helps us pay the bills and make sure the drive-in stays in business. However, you are permitted to bring your own food if you purchase a food and beverage permit at the snack bar. The permit cost $5.00, and comes with coupons for up to $7.00 off concession items.

What days are you open?
From about the beginning of June until the middle of August we are open every night. Before schools let out for summer, and after the school year starts, we are only open Friday and Saturday.

When does the season start? When does the season end?
The drive-in season typically starts about the middle of April and runs through the end of September. The exact dates depend on a number of factors, including the weather and movies which appeal to the drive-in audience.

What is playing next week?
What will you be playing on a specific date?
When will a certain movie be playing at the drive-in?

Most movies play at the drive-in anywhere from 3-6 weeks after the opening at the cinema (where most movies open on the nationwide release date). Because movies will play at the cinema until business drops below a certain point, there is no way for us to know more than a weeks or so ahead of time when a movie will play at the drive-in.

How do you choose which movies to play at the drive-in?
Generally speaking, we try to stick with PG and PG-13 rated movies which appeal to a very broad audience. Movies which primarily appeal to younger teens and children, or movies which appeal to a very narrow segment of the population, are not generally good choices for drive-in pictures. We also try to stick with popular movies, and skip the duds.

While we try to stick with PG or PG-13 movies, we do play some R rated movies-especially popular comedies. And we will definitely consider G rated films which appeal to the whole family (such as Disney/Pixar movies).

Do you have any advertising opportunities at the drive-in?
Our on-screen advertising is handled by Before The Movie. You can get information from them by filling out their contact form.