Malibu’s very first drive-in movie night happened Friday, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m., when Malibu Twilight Cinema presented “The Princess Bride.” Gates opened at 6:30 p.m. but arrival times for all reservation-holders were scheduled in 10-minute increments to prevent traffic jams. Advance reservations were required.
A three-story-tall screen was set up at the Chili Cook-Off site on the northeast corner of Webb Way/Stuart Ranch Road and Civic Center Way. Sound for the movie was delivered via FM stereo radio to the COVID-safe comfort of people’s own vehicles. All state and county pandemic protocols were enforced.
Several of the community’s favorite local restaurants were offering boxed dinners for pickup prior to the show. Some of those included Broad Street Oyster Company, D’Amore’s Pizza, Duke’s Malibu Restaurant, Nicolas Eatery, Sparrow Café (at the Malibu Racquet Club) and Tramonto.
All of the net proceeds will benefit the Malibu Film Society and the Malibu Foundation’s Woolsey Fire recovery efforts. The event was also sponsored by KBUU 99.1FM.