November 19, 2020

7:30 pm

THE THING & FARGO

DRIVE-IN EVENT

Double Feature

Mission Tiki Drive-In

Montclair, CA

Thursday, November 19th | 7:30 PM PDT

SOLD OUT

 

FREEZE-A-THON

Co-presented by Beyond Fest:

THE THING

plus

FARGO

MORE INFORMATION

About the Mission Tiki Drive-In

This event takes place at the Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre at 10798 Ramona Ave in Montclair, CA 91763. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY – we recommend arriving up to an hour and a half before showtime, as the line for entering the lot can take a long time. We will have a music playlist to entertain you as you enter. The drive-in opens at 6:30 PM. There are several screens at the theatre (any lane gets you into any screen); Cinematheque signage will direct you to our event.

The audio for the movies is broadcast through an FM transmitter radio. If you do not have this or the quality in your car is not good, you can bring a battery-operated stereo with speakers to hear the movies.

Large SUVs should sit in the back half of the theater as to not obstruct the view of other moviegoers. All cars should turn off headlights so as to not interrupt the viewing experience.

Social distancing is required at this event. Do not not park your vehicle within six feet of another vehicle. You must only view the movie from inside your vehicle. If you leave your vehicle to visit the bathroom or snack bar, you must wear a mask. See the Mission Tiki’s “About” page for additional information.

About Ticketing

Tickets sales on Eventbrite end at 3 PM on the day of the event (11/19). There will NOT be tickets on sale at the box office. Eventbrite is the only way to purchase tickets.

Tickets are sold by car, not passengers. Your ticket MUST reflect the number of passengers in your vehicle:

Car with 1 Passenger      $17.00 ($19.67 w/service fee)
Car with 2 Passengers    $24.00 ($27.09 w/service fee)
Car with 3 Passengers    $30.00 ($33.46 w/service fee)
Car with 4 Passengers    $36.00 ($39.82 w/service fee)
Car with 5 Passengers    $42.00 ($46.19 w/service fee)

Passengers within the vehicle SHOULD NOT each purchase individual tickets. Drivers concealing another person(s) will be turned away without refund. All cars are subject to search. For any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected]

Tickets bought on Eventbrite guarantee admittance to both features. There will be a 15-20 minute break between features. If you plan to arrive only for the second feature, we recommend arriving at 9:15 PM or earlier.

About THE THING

THE THING
1982, Universal, 109 min, Dir: John Carpenter

Director John Carpenter took the 1951 sci-fi classic THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, produced by Howard Hawks, and turned it into something darker, fiercer and altogether more disturbing, pitting sombrero-wearing helicopter pilot Kurt Russell and a crew of Arctic scientists (Wilford Brimley, Donald Moffat, Richard Dysart) against a ravenous, shape-shifting alien being. From the haunting opening shots of a sled dog fleeing across the snow to the apocalyptic, fire-and-ice ending, this ranks with Ridley Scott’s ALIEN as one of the finest (and most beautifully crafted) sci-fi films of the past 30 years. The film was terribly underrated by critics on its initial release but its stock has constantly risen in the ensuing decades as one of the most intelligent, scary and uncompromising horror films of the 1980s. Also starring Keith David and David Clennon.

About FARGO

FARGO
1996, Park Circus/MGM, 98 min, Dir: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

One of Joel and Ethan Coen’s most acclaimed films (they won Oscars for their screenplay and Frances McDormand got one for Best Actress). Cool, calm, collected (and pregnant!) policewoman Marge (McDormand) tracks the kidnappers of a used car salesman’s wife in North Dakota’s snow-covered wasteland. Salesman Jerry’s (William H. Macy) inept plot to get out of debt by staging the hoax unravels in gory fashion when his two bizarrely mismatched henchmen (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) have a falling-out. That hulking Stormare’s nonchalant, bloodcurdling use of a woodchipper at the climax emerges as both chilling and hilarious testifies to the Coens’ complete mastery of tone in the filmmaking process. “…an illuminating amalgam of emotion and thought. It glimpses into the heart of man and unearths a blackly comic nature, hellishly mercurial and selfish, yet strangely innocent. If it weren’t so funny, it would be unbearably disturbing.” – Arnold Wayne Jones, The Dallas Observer; “A crime gem that is darkly funny even when it’s chilling — and certain to become a classic.” – Peter Stack, The San Francisco Chronicle.

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