Santa Cruz, California: The Santa Cruz Guerrilla Drive-In Presents Outdoor Movies in an Effort to Reclaim Public Space

Outdoor Movies Presented by the Santa Cruz Guerrilla Drive-InSanta Cruz Guerrilla Drive-In is an outdoor movie theater under the stars that springs up unexpectedly in the fields and industrial wastelands. Beyond showing great free outdoor films year-round and bringing a broad community together, part of our mission is reclaiming public space and transforming our urban environment into a joyful playground.


Two important things you need to know about this GDI showing: 1) Note this week's location downtown, NOT at the RR tracks, and 2) Bring an FM radio. On Friday we're screening the Guerilla Drive-In Subversive Shorts Festival right downtown. A program of rollicking and poignant Guerilla Drive-In Subversive Shorts. As you know, for years we've shown shorts before our feature film. By popular demand, we offer you an entire program of our subversive shorts. Great old shorts and many new ones. In addition, we offer you a convenient and central location that challenges the downtown police state. And as always, it's free! NOTE: We will be right on Pacific at a fabulous downtown location this week, NOT at our usual RR tracks location. Repeat: We are NOT showing at the RR tracks this Friday. And for this showing, bring an FM radio. To skirt the stupid Santa Cruz laws regarding amplified sound, we'll be broadcasting the sound straight to your little radio. PLUS an intermission, challenging ideas of public space, an enchanting downtown location, and great company. BRING an FM radio, lawn chairs, blankets, pillows, friends, food & drink to share for intermission. Donations are greatly appreciated and directly support the project. A RANT ABOUT PERMITS: We couldn't give a rat's ass about city permits. The idea that city administrators attempt to control every bit of public space in this town sorely lacking in public space is patently offensive to some of us. The sidewalks are ridgedly controlled, the parks and open spaces are closed at night, the beach (the beach! for God's sake) is locked down after 10pm, and the city fought it's own citizens long and hard to resist creating a town square. The folks in the Guerilla Drive-In collective have long thought that we are the public in public space and that we would not ask permission to freely use the streets and sidewalks of our town. URBAN WASTELAND LOCATION: Go up Pacific until you get to Cooper. Stop there. Pull up a piece of curb. Enjoy the movie.

THE PRISONER MARATHON at Santa Cruz GDI Fri Aug 29th 8pm

Join us for our second showing as part of Surveillance Awareness Month. This brilliant British television series is more topical than ever. And we'll feature live surveillance of locations and petty authoritarians around town. "The Prisoner," one of the most remarkable and challenging science fiction series of all time, follows "No. 6," a former government operative sent into a seemingly idyllic but twisted prison known as "The Village," where he struggles to retain his identity in the face of sophisticated and relentless attempts by the powers-that-be (known as "No. 2") to extract his secrets. A dizzyingly surreal experience filled with disempowerment and panoptic surveillance. With live surveillance of locations around town. Always free! PLUS live surveillance, an intermission, challenging ideas of public space, an enchanting urban wasteland location, great company, and a guaranteed good time! BRING blankets, pillows, anything you need to be comfortable in the great outdoors, friends, food and drink to share. Donations to support the project are more than welcome. (We are currently paying for new equipment.) URBAN WASTELAND LOCATION: S on Hwy 17 to Hwy 1, Hwy 1 north to Mission St, L on Swift Street, the site is on a wall near the rail road tracks right behind Kelly's Bakery and Bay Federal Credit Union, also accessible from Fair ave. Source: Santa Cruz Guerrilla Drive-In official website -

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