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San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive-In (The Nightmare Before Christmas/Gremlins)

Oct 16, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Lake Balboa Complex, Lake Balboa, CA
Event Summary

My Valley Pass – The San Fernando Valley’s #1 Visitors Guide! 

A Holiday Horrors Double Feature!

On October 16th join us for a double-feature screening of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Gremlins (1984). You can purchase a double-feature ticket, or an individual ticket for just one of the movies being shown.


1. The Nightmare Before Christmas - 1993 - USA - 76 minutes - Dir. Henry Selick - Rated PG - Showtime 7:00pm 

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion in Tim Burton's cherished Halloween favorite. Featuring the voice talents of Chris Sarandon, Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, Paul Reubens, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, and Ken Page. Songs by Danny Elfman. 

2. Gremlins - 1984 - USA - 106 minutes - Dir. Joe Dante - Rated PG - Showtime 10:00pm 

A young man inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. Starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Corey Feldman, Dick Miller, Judge Reinhold, and featuring the voice talents of Howie Mandel as Gizmo. Written by Chris Columbus; produced by Steven Spielberg.

My Valley Pass will also be raising funds to benefit our partners at The Valley Relics Museum, which is now open. However, the museum had been closed for several months as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic and experienced major hardships! A portion of each ticket sale will be going back to them. We thank you for your support.



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Event Details


What Covid Protocols are in place?

On June 15, Los Angeles County has joined the state in lifting most COVID-19 restrictions including capacity limits and distancing requirements. Please be advised, MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED at all times when outside your vehicle. Any person who refuses to wear a mask will be asked to leave without a refund. Thank you for your ongoing efforts to protect the health and well-being of our staff and loyal customers.

Where is the location for the San Fernando Valley Drive-In Theatre?

We will returning to our official home at the Lake Balboa Complex. It has been our home for 4 of the last 5 years. The venue provides the ultimate drive-in movie setting, and we look forward to welcoming those who’ve supported us over the last 4 years, as well as those who’ve never experienced a My Valley Pass drive-in night. 

Do I need to purchase a ticket for each movie?

Yes. You have the option of either buying an individual ticket for each respective movie or you can purchase a double feature ticket to watch both.

Are the facilities clean and is it safe?

You bet! We go to great lengths to ensure the venue, restrooms and area is clean throughout the night. We hire a team just dedicated to keeping the area spotless and restrooms fresh and clean. We even provide upgraded restrooms to ensure a great experience for our guests. Safety is a top priority and we work with an amazing security company and have plenty of staff on hand to ensure you enjoy the movie without any interruptions. 

What age is free?

3 and under are free. 

What time should I get there?

The gates open at 5:30pm for The Nightmare Before Christmas . If you will only be joining us just for Gremlins then gates will open at 9:15pm for that showing. This gives us time after the first movie to ensure the area, including restrooms, are nice and clean. We encourage you to get there early so that you can pick up dinner at the snack bar and food vendors. 

 Do I need to bring a printed ticket with me?

No....we are encouraging you to show your ticket on a mobile device in an effort to minimize touch points. 

Can I buy my ticket at the gate?

Yes, if you arrive without a ticket, you will need to buy one at the gate. If the event is sold out, only individuals riding in a vehicle with other ticket-holding customers will be allowed to purchase a ticket at the gate.

Where is my parking space?

Vehicles will be directed to park with our parking team to ensure a good viewing spot. Parking is assigned on a first come, first serve basis. 

How will the movie audio be played?

Movie audio will be played through your car stereo. If this is not an option for your vehicle, we recommend bringing an FM radio. For your safety we will not be providing wireless headphones, as we've done in the previous years. 

Will the movies have closed captions?

No. In our experience, the distance between the cars and screen makes the text very small to read. 

What can I bring with me?

Coolers containing your own snacks and beverages are permitted on the premises, however smoking and alcohol is not permitted. 

Can I sit on the top of my vehicle to watch the movie?

For the comfort of all of our viewers, sitting on the top of your vehicle to view the movie is not permitted. You can set up seats outside of your vehicle. 

Can I bring my pet?

Yes but your pets must remain in your vehicle at all times. 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Send us an email at

What's the refund policy?

No refunds at any time. 

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

Yes...if you cannot attend the event you can transfer the ticket to another per. 

General Terms
All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.
When & Where
Oct 16, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM PDT
Lake Balboa Complex
6335 Woodley Avenue
Lake Balboa, CA 91406
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