Complimentary Movies at West Wind Drive-In Theater to Celebrate Another Record Season

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Eleventh consecutive year of record box office

“value seems to be the major reason drive-ins are growing.”

As they have done every year for the last 11 years, West Wind Drive-In Theaters, located in San Jose, Concord, Sacramento Santa Barbara, CA, Las Vegas and Reno, NV and Glendale, AZ are hosting Customer Appreciation Night with free movies to the public on Thursday, April 27. Drive-in movie attendance is up by double digits again year over year and West Wind’s Concord and San Jose Drive-Ins have reaped the benefits.

Nancy Crane, Vice President of Operations explains that “value seems to be the major reason drive-ins are growing.” Tickets to the drive-in are only $7.50 to $7.95 for general admission, and kids 5-11 years old are just $1.25, while kids 4 and under are free. Plus, you get double features each night, instead of just one movie at the indoor theaters. Ms. Crane continues “A family of four with young children can see two first run movies for less than $19.00, or less than $16.00 if you have kids younger than 5 years old.”

It has been long assumed that drive-in theaters have disappeared to make way for shopping malls and parking lots. Ms. Crane disagrees: “Business is so good we’ve added digital projectors to all our screens so the image quality is amazing on a screen that dwarfs the screens at indoor theatres. We’ve also reopened drive-ins.” Eight years the chain reopened the Solano Drive-In in Concord, CA and five years ago reopened the Santa Barbara Drive-In.

“We are thrilled that people are re-discovering the family fun of the drive-in. Parents bring their kids to watch the first movie then the kids fall asleep in the back seat while the parents watch the second movie. It’s the perfect baby sitter.”

Drive-in’s presentation has changed considerably over the years yet the nostalgic feeling remains. Improvements in presentation and sound that now rivals walk-in along with delicious well-known brands at a fraction of the cost you find at conventional theaters are just part of the draw. There’s still that great old school vibe in a family friendly and updated location.

The West Wind Drive-Ins are taking this great value one step further with Free Movie Customer Appreciation Night on Thursday, April 27, featuring recent movie blockbusters Moana, Kong: Skull Island, XXX: Return of Xander Cage, Sing and Split (smaller theaters will show fewer movies.) “We are opening up our Drive-Ins as we do a few times every year to thank our loyal customers and to invite those who have not yet experienced the drive-in to give it a try. We typically show first run movies every night but on Customer Appreciation Night we give everyone a chance to catch up on the best movies of the past few months. We’ll also have live entertainment and games and events for the kids” Ms. Crane explains. “Relax in your car or bring a lawn chair and a blanket and enjoy your movie under the stars and moonlight.”

About West Wind:
West Wind is the largest owner/operator of drive-in movie theaters in the country, and owns and operates four drive-in theaters in California, one in Arizona and two in Nevada. The locations are listed below. Gates will open at 6:00pm and movies will start at dusk. In addition to the free movies, there will be live music, bounce houses for the kids and other fun activities planned prior to the start of the movie.
Locations:

GLENDALE 9 DRIVE-IN    
5650 N. 55th Ave.        
Glendale AZ 85301    

LAS VEGAS 6 DRIVE-IN
4150 West Carey Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89032    

EL RANCHO DRIVE-IN        
555 El Rancho Dr.
Sparks, NV 89431

CAPITOL 6 DRIVE-IN        
Hillcap Ave.    
San Jose, CA 95136    

SOLANO 2 DRIVE-IN        
1611 Solano Way        
Concord, CA 94520    

SACRAMENTO 6 DRIVE-IN    
9616 Oates Dr.            
Sacramento, CA 95827

SANTA BARBARA DRIVE-IN
907 S Kellogg Ave
Goleta, CA 93117        

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For more information, please contact:
Tony Maniscalco
Vice President of Marketing
West Wind Drive-Ins
150 Pelican Way
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-448-8441 Office
415-497-0241 Mobile
Tony_Maniscalco(at)150pelican(d0t)com

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