OCT 15-18, 2020

Oct 15 - 18, 2020

Festival Drive-In Movies

@ Westfield UTC

Drive-In Movies are back big time so join us for never before seen films!
PRESENTED BY WESTFIELD UTC & ENTERCOM SAN DIEGO

DRIVE-IN MOVIES @ WESTFIELD UTC

The San Diego International Film Festival is beyond proud to share some of the plans for the re-imagined 2020 Festival featuring both digital and physical film experiences, including Drive-In Movies!

Drive-In Movies are back big time!  And they’re cropping up all around the world as the preferred 2020 version of watching films on the big screen!  In partnership with Westfield UTC, San Diego’s ultimate shopping and leisure experience, we’re transforming the parking lot into the perfect spot for Drive-In Movies.   

VIP tickets get access to the front rows for prime viewing access. Additional VIP perks will be given on-site.

*These films ONLY play at the Physical Drive-In Movies. 



JOIN US

DATE

Thursday thru Sunday, October 15 – 18, 2020

TIME

Doors Open: 5:00 PM
Previews Start: 6:30 PM

PLACE

Westfield UTC, MACY’S Parking Lot

TICKETS

VIP: $69/ car
General Admission Ticket : $49/ car

*Purchase is for 1 ticket per car

RESTAURANT DISCOUNTS @ WESTFIELD

Learn which restaurants will give you discounts for pick-up or delivery to your car!
LEARN MORE HERE

NOMADLAND 2

NOMADLAND | THURS, OCT 15

NOMADLAND | THURS, OCT 15

Opening Night at the Film Festival Drive-In will kick-off with the new hit premiere film: Nomadland! Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.

HARRYCHAPIN

HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING | FRI, OCT 16

HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING | FRI, OCT 16

Award-winning singer/songwriter Harry Chapin (“Taxi” and “Cats in the Cradle”) spent his fame and fortune chasing a dream to end world hunger and poverty, and in the process inspired, changed, and saved the lives of millions of people.

BLITHESPIRIT

BLITHE SPIRIT | SAT, OCT 17

BLITHE SPIRIT | SAT, OCT 17

A spiritualist medium holds a seance for a writer suffering from writer’s block but accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife, which leads to an increasingly complex love triangle with his current wife of five years.

LOVESARAH

LOVE SARAH | SUN, OCT 18

LOVE SARAH | SUN, OCT 18

Join us for our new Re-Imagined Culinary Cinema! Brought to you by: Jamul Casino. A young woman wishes to fulfil her mother’s dream of opening her own bakery in Notting Hill, London. To do this, she enlists the help of an old friend and her grandma.

HOW TO ATTEND?

DRIVEINMOVIEPASS 2

VIP PASS: $259 / GENERAL ADMISSION: $179

Join us at Westfield UTC where we’re transforming the parking lot into the perfect spot for the Festival’s Drive-In Movies!  Limited VIP Parking for each night, so buy your passes to all 4 days! 
BUY PASS
$ 0
DRIVEINMOVIETICKET 3

VIP TICKET: $69 / GENERAL ADMISSION: $49

Just want to join us for 1 Drive-In Movie Screening? Be a VIP ticket holder or a General Admission ticket holder for any of the films at the drive-in theater.
BUY A TICKET
$ 0
All Access Pass 4

PASS PRICE $250

Includes a 4-Day General Admission Drive-In Movie Access.  Why choose when you can have it all?  Enjoy 4 days of full access to the Festival’s Virtual Village for films, panels and live chats PLUS a General Admission Drive-In Movie pass too!
BUY PASS
$ 0

DRIVE-IN MOVIE FAQ

All CDC and State of California guidelines will be followed, and we are working closely with the City of San Diego to ensure this event meets or exceeds all recommended standards. Event staff will be wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) as required by CDC guidelines. 

To ensure safety, we will leave enough distance between you and the surrounding vehicles. For the safety of our staff and guests, we ask that you remain in your vehicle unless using the facilities. Surfaces will be cleaned on an ongoing basis and our staff will be wearing masks.

We ask that all guests remain in/by their vehicles and practice social distancing as much as possible. You may remove your mask if you are in or on your car, but if you leave your vehicle, please wear your mask and practice social distancing. Security guidelines will be strictly enforced. Failure to follow safe social distancing, or requests from security or staff members, may lead to removal from the premises. 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM I-805:

From the north: Take the I-805 South and use Exit 25 for Miramar Road/La Jolla Village Dr. Turn right heading west on La Jolla Village Dr. Turn left onto Towne Centre Dr. followed by a right onto Nobel Dr. Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto Lombard Pl. If you’ve come to the Genesee Ave. intersection, you’ve gone too far.

Follow Lombard Place until you see the parking arm/ticket machine. The parking lot for the drive-in event will be on your left.

From the south: Take the I-805 North and use Exit 25A for Nobel Dr. Turn left onto Nobel Dr. Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto Lombard Pl. If you’ve come to the Genesee Ave intersection, you’ve gone too far. 

Follow Lombard Pl. until you see the parking arm/ticket machine. The parking lot for the drive-in event will be on your left. 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM THE I-5:

From the north: Take the I-5 South and use Exit 28 for La Jolla Village Dr. Turn left heading east on La Jolla Village Dr. Turn right onto Lebon Dr. followed by a left onto Nobel Dr. Turn left onto Lombard Pl. just after the Genesee intersection.

Follow Lombard Pl. until you see the parking arm/ticket machine. The parking lot for the drive-in event will be on your left.

From the south: Take the I-5 North and use Exit 28A for Nobel Dr. Turn right heading east on Nobel Dr. Turn left onto Lombard Pl. just after the Genesee intersection.

Follow Lombard Pl. until you see the parking arm/ticket machine. The parking lot for the drive-in event will be on your left.

No, parking will be validated for drive-in guests. Upon entering the Westfield complex, take a parking ticket. Make sure to pick up your swag bag at the booth after you’ve parked for the movie – it will contain your parking validation. Parking is complimentary all day on the day of your screening, so come early and visit the mall.

Entry gates will open at 5:30 PM and close promptly at 7:00 PM. You must arrive before 7:00 PM to be granted access. Parking attendants will direct vehicles into a designated parking spot. We suggest planning your arrival as early as possible so that our staff can direct you to the best spot possible based on availability and the size of your vehicle. All spots are first-come first-served.

Make sure to have your ticket either printed in advance or ready on your phone for us to scan. We will be giving you a ticket to redeem your swag bag before the screening. If you feel uncomfortable to roll your window down please show the code though the window. 

No – There will be a section in the front for VIP ticket holders, the rest of the parking will be for General Admission tickets. Parking spaces will NOT be assigned prior to arrival. Vehicles will be placed on a first-come first-served basis and will also be based on vehicle size.

Please follow the direction of parking attendants and venue staff. For everyone’s safety, it is important that you stay in the space you are assigned throughout the event. Parking spaces between vehicles must remain clear.

Parking attendants monitor vehicle parking to ensure the best viewing for all visitors. Large vehicles, trucks and SUVs will be required to park in the rear. RVs, campers and oversized vehicles are not permitted.

The movie audio will be broadcast through 91.7 FM radio station only. If you have satellite radio, please turn it off before driving into the theatre. Vehicles will not be allowed to remain running during the movie and headlights must be off. In case of a dead battery, parking attendants will be able to assist with portable jump kits.

You may sit in your vehicle, on the hood/trunk, in the bed of your truck or the trunk of your hatchback/SUV. (Please note: Gates/trunks cannot remain open higher than the roof of the vehicle. Please have a method to keep the gate from opening all the way). Sitting on the ground or roof of any vehicle is not allowed. Please use common courtesy so everyone can enjoy the show.

 

Yes, portable restrooms will be available. But the following guidelines must be observed:

  • All guests exiting their vehicle MUST wear a mask or face covering.
  • Once out of the vehicle, guests must maintain 6 ft. social distancing and walk directly to and from the restroom.
  • In addition to restrooms, hand washing and sanitizer stations will be available.

Yes, outside food and beverage is allowed, however, no tailgating outside the vehicle is allowed. Westfield’s restaurants are open! Come early and enjoy dining al fresco before the 7 PM film screening, or pick up your favorite meal and take-out to enjoy in your car!

  • Advertising, selling or promoting any third-party product (including, but not limited to, food and beverage items)
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Fireworks
  • Generators
  • Grills or fryers
  • Kerosene lamps or open flames of any kind
  • Laser pointers
  • Littering
  • Noisemakers
  • Tents, stand umbrellas and tarps
  • Use of drones
  • Wagons and strollers
  • Weapons

Please note that failure to follow these guidelines may result in ejection from the event.

 

 No. To be considerate of all attendees we do not allow smoking at this event. Thank you for your understanding. 

No, pets are not allowed.

Show same-day drive-in pass with select shops and restaurants for exclusive offers, including:

  • Parana Empanadas: Box of 12 empanadas, including sauces + 2 soft drinks for just $25! Located near Macy’s and Cotton On.
  • Free Shake! Use code MOVIESHAKE for a free shake with any $20+ purchase at Shake Shack. To get started, download the Shack App or visit order.shakeshack.com. (Valid for $6 off $20. One time use. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.)
  • Amazing family meal bundles from True Food Kitchen, packaged up for families of 2, 4 or 6 guests starting at just $32. Movie-goers enjoy 15% off! *Plus, True Food Kitchen will deliver directly to the drive-in movie lot! Order here.
  • $10 Din Tai Fung gift card included in each gift bag presented to vehicles in attendance Sept 18 & 19 only (Tip: Order in advance to account for wait times.) Click here to place your order or to make a reservation.
  • Enjoy a glass of house wine on tap for just $7.95 with purchase of an entree when dining al fresco at The Winery Restaurant OR enjoy 10% off your online take-out order with code DRIVEIN10.
  • Get 20% off Meals to Go or the regular menu from Bazille at Nordstrom when you mention the September Drive-In Series upon ordering. Contactless curbside pickup for food orders is available on P3 (Zone 304) of Genesee Garage, where the restaurant team will bring your meal out to your trunk. Or, dine-in with 20% savings (not including alcohol) and wine bottle specials (Chardonnay $12, Cabernet Sauvignon $15) upon presenting your ticket. Preview menus here.
  • Seasons 52 offers movie-goers exclusive pricing on Family Style meals ordered for takeout and complimentary flatbread. Dine-in guests will be treated to a mini indulgence. Family Style meals feed 4-6 people and include one protein, one salad, two sides and four mini indulgence desserts; Caramelized Sea Scallops ($120), Words Grilled Filet Mignon ($120), Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon ($100).

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