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Boardwalk Adds Halloween-Themed Drive-in Movies

SANTA CRUZ, CA (September 16, 2020) – The Drive-in Movies series at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has been extended with new Halloween-themed movie titles. The Boardwalk has added Thursday evenings to the lineup and extended the series through October with movie titles like The Lost Boys, Knives Out, Halloween, Hocus Pocus, and It.  

"With the initial success of the Drive-In Movies series, we are excited to show more movies to get our more mature audience in the spirit for Halloween, continuing to offer quality entertainment in a safe environment," shared Karley Pope, the Boardwalk’s Director of Sales and Entertainment. "All relevant health and safety protocols will be followed, and we are confident our guests will love this unique thrilling experience."

The movie series will run through October 31 in the Boardwalk’s River Parking Lot located at the corner of Beach Street and 3rd Street. Tickets available for purchase online in advance, and gates opening 1.5 hours prior to showtime.

Upcoming movies:

  • Fri/Sat, September 18 & 19 at 8:00pm - 50 First Dates
  • Thurs, September 24 at 8:00pm - Knives Out
  • Fri/Sat, September 25 & 26 at 8:00pm - Spiderman into the Spiderverse
  • Thurs, October 1 at 7:30pm - The Lost Boys
  • Fri/Sat, October 2 & 3 at 7:30pm - Jumanji (2017)
  • Thurs, October 8 at 7:30pm - The Lost Boys
  • Fri/Sat, October 9 & 10 at 7:30pm - Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Thurs, October 15 at 7:00pm - Bad Boys for Life
  • Fri/Sat, Oct 16 & 17 at 7:00pm - Captain Marvel
  • Thurs, October 22 at 7:00pm - It (2017)
  • Sat (only), Oct 24 at 7:00pm - Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Thurs, October 29 at 7:00pm - Halloween (2018)
  • Fri/Sat, October 30 & 31at 7:00pm - Hocus Pocus

The drive-in will be limited to 130 cars. Admission is $25 per vehicle. Reservations are available at

"Now more than ever, the community needs safe and fun options for evening entertainment," said Karley. "We feel honored to be able to do what we do best, providing local residents a thrilling yet safe night out."

Drive-ins across the country are experiencing a revival, offering a safer alternative for movie viewing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the measures the Boardwalk will be taking include parking vehicles spaced out to give more physical between them, having moviegoers staying in their vehicles unless using the restroom, and only offering prepackaged food and beverages.


The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is located at 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. For general information, call (831) 423-5590, email [email protected] or visit

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