I guess it makes perfect sense that you’d combine your love for movies and cars at a new drive-in experience. I was scratching my head at first wondering where the connection between movies and cars came in. Give me a break people it’s Monday after all. Dead Ringers Ride and Drive-In promises to bring the goods of the Drive-In experience with an extra dose of epic featuring pre-show car show, carnival rides, local bands and food trucks. Sounds like an awesome night to me. Now if my memory serves me correctly, The OC doesn’t currently have a Drive-In movie theater so this would obviously be a plus if you live in the area. In my honest opinion, and I think it’s shared by the entire BGBE staff, is that the Drive-In movie theater is the last hold out for cinephiles everywhere. They have all but dissapeared from the lanscape and that is an absolute shame. There is still a working Drive-In in Industry, Ca but it’s just that, an empty lot and a few screens. Sure it gets the job done but Dead Ringers is amping up the “experience” by a factor of 10. Here’s a bit of basic info from their Official Site followed by a behind the scenes video (I love) featuring the lovely ladies responsible for this project! Dude!
Dead Ringers Ride & Drive-In will be a monthly drive-in movie theater in Orange County, CA featuring cult classic and classic films, delicious fare from local food trucks, movie snacks, beverages, beer, and pre-show festivities including live music from epic local bands, carnival rides, classic cars and motorcycles from the Hubcat Originals, and a Dead Ringers photo booth.
Dead Ringers Ride & Drive-In will be set against the backdrop of ruggedly beautiful Santiago Canyon on the grounds of Oak Canyon Ranch. Located in Orange County just off the 5, the 241, or 261, it’s close enough to be convenient while still feeling miles away from the fast paced hubbub of Orange County. Think 1950s cinema escapism with a modern twist.
While watching the feature film on our 4 story-high movie screen, you can steal glances of the eerie moon looming over Irvine Lake, count the twinkling stars above, watch cooing lovers floating in love boats on the miniature fishing lake, hear the distant growl of motorcycles winding around the canyon roads to the ranch, or listen to the faint laughter from the ferris wheel. Before settling down to the feature, stroll over to the concessions area and grab a bite from one of the four featured food trucks. While you’re at it grab an ice cold beer or Coca-cola and catch a live set from our lineup of killer local bands. On the way back to your ride, impress your date by talking shop with the moto enthusiasts lined up with their classic cars and bikes. Then turn on the engine, tune into our FM transmitted station, and drop out into the pre show retro playlist and subsequent cult classic reel.
I wanted to share this with our readers because I think it’s something you’d all be interested in checking out, especially if you live nearby. Even if you don’t live nearby you can still support their cause of spreading movie joy around the southland. The bottom line is this thing is being run by folks who love movies and really that’s all that matters to me. Opening night is September 15th and the first flick being screened is the 80′s classic vampire tale The Lost Boys. You can buy your tickets right now at deadringersdrivein.com or head over to their indiegogo page to help them raise funds for the event. If you pre-order your tickets online you are automatically entered to win a sweet ride. Yup, have a friend drive you on September 15th beacuse you may be riding home in a sweet classic Honda CB650. Honestly, when was the last time you went to the movis and won a freakin motorcycle? NEVER is the correct answer Bob!
If this thing takes off, and I hope it does, I’m picturing a monthly BGBE meet-up at Dead Ringers. We arrive a couple hours before the movie, eat some food and perhaps conduct a live podcast than dive right into the flick together. That kinda sorta sounds like an amazing time to me. You in?
video shot & edited by ajabajianphotography.com