MARINA DEL REY, Calif. — A pair of romantic comedies bookend a drama about one of history’s greatest rock stars starting next week, during Marina del Rey’s Marina Drive-In movie series.
The first screenings start on Friday, February 12, with Rob Reiner’s 1987 classic, The Princess Bride, followed by 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody on February 13, and 2004’s The Notebook on Valentine’s Day, February 14.
The drive-in movie nights are a spiritual successor to the popular Marina Movie Nights and annual summer concert series, all of which were canceled due to the COVID pandemic.
“So we thought that at drive-in would be a good way of still bringing the community together, but separately and safely,” said Nicole Mooradian, a spokesperson for L.A. County Department of Beaches and Harbors. DBH is sponsoring the event alongside the Marina del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We’re giving people an opportunity to get out of the house and go to a movie.”
The February screenings are a kind of pilot program, Mooradian said. If it’s successful, similar drive-in screenings could be added throughout the year.
Screenings then continue every Friday and Saturday through the end of the month, at 6:30 p.m each night. Tickets are $20, plus a service charge, and must be bought online at MDRmovies.com. Tickets must be bought online in advance — no drive-up tickets will be offered.
Food will be offered on-site but must be purchased ahead of time. Food orders can be made during ticket check-out.