Disney+ Hosting Drive-in Film Festival Featuring Screenings of “The Right Stuff”, “Tangled”, “Coco”, “Hocus Pocus”, and More

This October 5 – 12, film fans in the Santa Monica area have a unique opportunity. Disney+ has announced the limited-run “Disney+ Drive-in Festival.” The festival begins and ends with invite-only premiere screenings of The Right Stuff and Clouds. The festival is filled with Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic showings.

The “Disney+ Drive-in Festival” takes place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. Guests looking to attend are able to make reservations beginning September 28 at 10 AM Pacific Time. Reservations are required.

Each night will begin with animated shorts, an episode of The Simpsons, or sneak peeks of upcoming Disney+ Originals.

Photo Credit: National Geographic/Gene Page

The Right Stuff opens the festival October 5. The National Geographic series is based on Tom Wolfe’s book of the same name. Wolfe’s book was also the basis for a 1980s feature film with the same title. The series looks at the early days of the United States space program.

Beginning October 6, the festival is open to guests who have secured reservations. That night begins a six-night run of a wide variety of films, including anniversary celebrations for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Tangled.

The “Disney+ Drive-in Festival” closes October 12 with an invite-only premiere of the Disney+ produced film Clouds. The biopic takes a look at singer Zach Sobiech, a teenager who recorded a hit song before losing his battle with a rare form of bone cancer.

Disney+ has shared physical distancing guidelines for the festival. The guidelines state that all guests must remain in their vehicles; sitting outside of the vehicle is prohibited. Guests must avoid congregating, staying at least six feet apart. Finally, face coverings must be worn when speaking with event attendants and when exiting vehicles to visit the restrooms.

Festival Schedule

Monday, October 5, 2020

The Right Stuff World Premiere (invite-only)

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Tangled 10th Anniversary Screening

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Coco Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Screening

Friday, October 9, 2020

Hocus Pocus Disney+ Halloween Night

Saturday, October 10, 2020

The Sound of Music Sing-A-Long 55th Anniversary Screening

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Captain Marvel Celebrating International Day of the Girl

Monday, October 12, 2020

Clouds World Premiere (invite-only)

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