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Holiday Movie Nights

Presented by Kris Moxley Real Estate

Drive-In Movies return for four nights only!
Each night enjoy a little holiday spirit with letters to Santa and carolers for the first two shows and New Year’s Resolution Trees for the last two shows. Plus, rumor has it Santa Clause has promised to stop in on December 16 and 17!
There will be a food court to purchase fun meals and movie treats – booths include Nuhua Pizza, Nahua Mexican, Hol N Jam and a Holiday Bar! 

Parking Gates open at 4:30pm. Each parking space is per car, not per person. 

Show Schedule

Parking on sale now!

Free Drone Show for three nights only, December 17, 27 and 28.
Drone Show will start at 6pm, followed by the movie. 

Elf

Elf

PG – 6:00pm

Nightmare Before Christmas

Nightmare Before Christmas

PG – 6:00pm

Frozen

PG – 6:00pm

Drive In Movie

Abominable

PG – 6:00pm

Movie Parking

$35 per Vehicle

Tune into radio station 97.1FM to listen along (subject to change)

  • Arrive early, the show begins at 6pm (Gates open at 4:30pm)
  • Bring a copy of your receipt on mobile device or printed
  • Enter at Gate 8 off of Valley Avenue; Gates to movie parking opens by 4:30pm
  • The parking price is per vehicle, not per person (max 6 – 8 people per car; each guest must have a working seatbelt)
  • Drinks and popular movie snacks are available to purchase on site (additional options include Nuhua Pizza, Nahua Mexican, Hol N Jam and a holiday bar!) 
  • One parking pass is $35 plus processing fee; may purchase in advance or at the Gate (while supplies last)
  • No motorcycles, bikes or RV/oversized vehicles
  • Drone show is a free add on for the last three movies; cars not parked by 6pm will be held a the parking gate until the show concludes

What To Expect

  • There will be a food court in the lot to purchase various foods like pizza, tacos, popcorn, kettle corn, cotton candy, churros, sodas, hot coco and adult beverages (menu is subject to change)
  • No more than 6-8 people per vehicle (each guest must have a working seatbelt)
  • Large vehicles (over 70 inches tall) must park in the back
  • We cannot accommodate recreational vehicles (e.g., Motor homes, Fifth Wheels, Trailers), motorcycles or bikes
  • Keep your headlights off during the movie
  • Back hatches may not be open above your vehicle’s roof line
  • If you have any concerns, watch the movie screen for the Guest Services phone number to call
  • Look for EXIT signs upon leaving, there will be multiple routes to leave in a timely manner

For questions and more information, please visit the FAQ section below.

Movies and schedule are subject to change.

Movie Rules
Safety Protocols

One Warm Coat

Alameda County Fairgrounds is teaming up with One Warm Coat to help the community during the cold months. Bins will be out for lightly used coat donations. If you would like to learn more or donate directly, click here.

Sponsorship & Moviegoer Ads

Sponsorship

Advertise Your Business at the Drive-In Movie Nights

“Present The Movie” and “Commercial, Image or PSA” options available.

For information, please call 925-426-7600 x 7694.

Share Your Celebration on the Big Screen

For birthdays, anniversaries, graduation congratulations, etc. The cost is $150 a night, the announcement is rotated throughout the pre-show. Art to be created by the Fairgrounds.

For information, please call 925-426-7600 x 7694.

FAQ's

Movies will start at 6:00PM

Rules are subject to change. Guests who do not comply will be asked to leave.

  • You must come in a vehicle that fits in one parking space
  • No more than as many people as there are seat belts per vehicle
  • Large vehicles such as SUVs and trucks need to park in the back 
  • Headlights must be turned off while parked
  • Hatches may not be lifted above the car roof line
  • No sitting on your roof
  • NO PETS – if you bring your pet you will be asked to leave
  • No BBQs or firepits
  • No smoking

Admission into the movie area will begin at 4:30 PM.

Due to scheduling difficulties, there is no Drone Show for Elf. It is a free add on, hope you enjoy.

Enter Gate 8 off of Valley Avenue – Directions

Promply at 6pm above the movie screen. For the enjoyment of those already parked, cars will be held at the entrance gate until after the movie.

Yes, if parking is still available. The price is the same and includes the processing fee. Sold out parking for movies will be announced on our social media platforms, on the ticket page as well as on the website. 

Audio will be streamed through an FM stereo sound that is tuned directly through your car’s FM stereo or a hand-held radio. Tune into radio station 97.1FM (subject to change). 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. Unfortunately there is not a reliable app.

If you need hearing accommodations, please check with the parking attendant as you check in at Gate 12 or the movie lot. 

The only language the station streams is English.

If you need hearing accommodations, please check with the parking attendant as you check in at Gate 12 or the movie lot. 

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.

Yes, there are ADA parking spaces near the restroom. You must have a valid handicap sticker or license plate, please let the parking staff know when you check in at the movie lot.

Yes, please check in with the parking attendant at Gate 12 or the movie lot for options.

There will be a guest services phone number (925-872-6812) you can call. It will also be displayed on the screen before the show begins.

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

NO PETS – if you bring your pet you will be asked to leave.

No assigned parking. Cars will be queued normally into aisles and spaces by our professional parking staff. Once you are parked in your spot, you must not move your car. 

Yes, any vehicle that may obstruct the vision of other vehicles may be parked closer to the back to allow for the best viewing of all guests. Cars over 70 inches tall are considered large.

No, parking attendants will line up cars as they come in. You may try to line up for the movie together to ensure spots are close.There is no promise you will be next to each other, we may not take special requests. 

No. Unfortunately motorcycles are not permitted at the drive-in. It requires a vehicle.

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. 

Yes, purchasing tickets online is the best way to ensure that you have parking at your favorite movie. You also save by purchasing ahead online. 

No in and out privileges. There is a one-time entry; no re-entry is permitted for vehicle or by foot.

Restrooms will be open. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

We will communicate via email and social media if weather threatens the drive-in movie for that evening. If a movie is rescheduled due to weather, tickets will automatically be valid for the new show date.

HD Projectors are used to show the movies. Screens have a cinematic surface and 12,000 lumen projectors. Screen size is 40 feet wide by 20 feet high.  The Airscreen is double sided, there will be two sides of the screen to watch the movie / two parking lots. You will be assigned a parking spot upon entering. We may not take special requests on which side you would like to park or if you would like to park next to a friend. Large vehicles will be parked in the back.

Yes, please safely follow the instructions of the parking attendants.

No, movie tickets are purchased per night and are not reusable. However, you may give your ticket to a friend to use that night.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Kris Moxley
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14 Hands
Isings Culligan Water

Getting Here

Enter at Gate 8 or 12 off of Valley Avenue – Directions to Gate