november, 2020

thu12nov7:30 pmNomadland | Opening Night at the Drive-in7:30 pm PST South Bay Drive-in TheaterStrand:Narrative Feature


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Gates open 7pm, screening at 7:30pm

On Thursday, November 12th the festival heads to the South Bay Drive-in for the official 2020 Opening Night feature, Searchlight Pictures, NOMADLAND.  Winner of the Golden Lion Award at this year’s Venice Film Festival,  it continues to draw critical acclaim. The film overflows with humanity, complexity, and solitude set amidst the landscape and beauty of the American West.  Based on Jessica Bruder’s non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the 21st Centurythe film follows Fern (Frances McDormand), an invented character, on her nomadic journey in 2008 following the economic crash.  McDormand, who produced the film, delivers a raw, stubborn, and tender performance that will no doubt land her on many awards shortlists this year. Brilliantly directed and written by Chloe Zhao, who paces the film in a subtle, unflinching manner to reveal a side of America that many are not aware exists.

INCLUSIVE TICKET PRICE |  One ticket allows entry for one 4-wheeled vehicle, no campers, RVs or trailers please. Price includes one voucher per car for 1 large popcorn, 2 sodas, 1 candy, and 2 churros. (If you want healthy snacks you are welcome to bring them)

Cast: Frances McDormand, Gay DeForest, Patricia Grier, Director: Chloé Zhao, Writer: Chloé Zhao

Before attending this event, all attendees must read and accept the terms of our Health Liability Waiver for Coronado Island Film Festival by clicking here:


  • You must wear a mask when visiting the bathroom and snack bar.
  • You must not leave your vehicle except to visit the bathroom or snack bar.
  • You must view the movie from within your vehicle.
  • You must practice social distancing at all times.

The South Bay Drive-in is located in the Imperial Beach area, 2170 Coronado Ave, San Diego 92154. FROM CORONADO ISLAND: Take the strand or the bridge to I-5 South. Take exit #4 Coronado Ave, turn right onto Coronado Ave, Drive in will be just down the street on your right.

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