ALCO Drive-In Movies

The Alameda County Fairgrounds will become into a drive-in movie theater every Friday and Saturday night, beginning June 12 through July 25.

Movies will be shown on both sides of a 40-foot by 20-foot screen, with two parking lots in use at the fairgrounds, with the audio available over a vehicle’s radio. Movie titles will be announced weekly on the fairgrounds’ website,

Drivers will be checked in and directed to available parking by fairgrounds staff, and all moviegoers must remain in their vehicle, except to use the restroom. Concessions will not be available.

Fairground gates will open at 7:30 p.m., with the movie beginning at dark, but no earlier than 8:45 p.m. No movie will be shown on Friday, July 4.

Tickets are $25 per vehicle if purchased in advance online, and $30 per vehicle on site, although space is limited. Each carload is limited to the number of people who may legally ride in the vehicle. Recreational vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and convertibles with the top down will not be allowed.

Each vehicle purchasing admission to the movie will receive one free admission to the 2021 Alameda County Fair.

The Alameda County Fairgrounds is also sponsoring a virtual fun run that registrants can complete on a treadmill or in their neighborhoods from June 19 through June 28.

Those who register for the “Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out” virtual run will receive one free admission to the Alameda County Fair in 2021. The cost is $25 for adults and $10 for youths, with proceeds benefiting Sunflower Hill, a nonprofit organization that develops independent residential communities for adults with developmental disabilities.

After registering, runners will choose between a 5K or one-mile run or walk. They can also download a race bib, and take advantage of pre-race virtual fitness classes from Dragon Yoga in Livermore or Joya Yoga. Runners are encouraged to post their times on social media, and after the virtual Fun Run ends, they will be able to download a finisher certificate and a do-it-yourself medal.

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