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Westfield North County mall to host drive-in movie screenings

Posted at 2:06 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 17:09:00-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – More drive-in entertainment is coming to Escondido’s Westfield North County mall as summer comes to a close.

In August, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE) hosted several drive-in live concerts at the former Nordstrom parking lot at the mall on 272 E Via Rancho Parkway.

From September through November, the same mall parking lot will be the site for weekly drive-in movie screenings. Spaces for more than 250 vehicles will be made available and spaced apart to keep moviegoers safely distanced.

Doors for the screenings will open at 6:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis. Movies will begin at 8 p.m.

The schedule for September:

  • Thursday, Sept. 3: Cars
  • Thursday, Sept. 10: Inside Out
  • Friday, Sept. 11: Jurassic Park
  • Thursday, Sept. 17: Tangled
  • Friday, Sept. 18: Mamma Mia!
  • Thursday, Sept. 24: Shrek
  • Friday, Sept. 25: Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark

The schedule for October and November is expected to be unveiled sometime in mid-September.

Tickets are $50 per car and can be purchased at artcenter.org/events or by calling 800-988-4253.

Snacks can be bought at the same time tickets are purchased, and special drive-in dinner boxes and specials can be purchased at the screenings through the mall’s restaurant partners.

A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the CCAE, Escondido Community Foundation and Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation.