Welcome to Arena Theater’s Drive-In fundraiser for Arena Theater at the Arena Cove in Point Arena.

Please join us on Saturday, May 8, at 9 p.m., for a special screening of the award-winning feature, “Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand, directed by Chloe Zhao.


About the Event

Arrival time at the Cove starts at 8:15 p.m., and cars need to be in place by 8:50 p.m.

The movie will start at 9 p.m. with a pre-recorded Q&A with Frances McDormand answering selected questions from community members.

The ticket price is $100 for 2 people (over 2 is $50 ea, we recommend no more than 5 people per car). Online ticket sales will start Friday, April 23, at 10 a.m.

The ticket package includes:
-Movie and popcorn/bottled drinks/water (1 large popcorn, 2 drinks per $100, sorry, no soda).
Pick up popcorn and drinks at Arena Theater, 214 Main Street, Point Arena, on Saturday, May 8, from 8 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. ,

-delicious snacks from Bird Café and Supper Club, served on arrival at the gate

-A tour of the Nomadland filming location at Kenny Jowers and Robert Larson’s Manchester Ranch including the farm house and animals, on Sunday, May 9. There will be several tours of six persons each between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

For tour schedules and to sign up email

This just in: This Friday, April 23, we will launch a campaign to auction off a special theater seat! Facilitated by Bidding Owl, the auction will run until Sunday, May 16. The link to the auction page will be published on April 23.  Click here to read Frances McDormand’s message


At the Drive-in

We want to make sure that the drive-in will be a safe and enjoyable experience for our community. Before you order your ticket, please read the following carefully. It’s important information that will answer many of your questions and give you instructions.

Masks and social distancing are a MUST! Please read the following for more details

The movie will start at 9pm. Please arrive no sooner than 45 minutes before showtime. You will be checked in at the gate and guided to your parking space. Cars will be placed based on size of car; trucks will be parked in the back row. Cars must be in place 10 minutes before the movie starts. Space is limited, we ask that attendees come in regular sized vehicles when possible and avoid huge trucks. Thanks!

Each vehicle may only be occupied by members of the same household who have already been in close contact with each other.

You must remain in your vehicle at all times
, except to visit the restroom (one person at a time, unless an adult is accompanying a child). You are required to wear facial coverings (masks) and practice social distancing at all times when outside your car. You cannot sit outside of your vehicle (no lawn chairs or watching from the back of your truck or hatchback).

This is an alcohol-free event, no alcohol is allowed on-site


Nomadland at arena theater drive in

Arena Theater Fundraiser
Saturday, May 8, 9 p.m.
Drive-in at the Point Arena Cove

Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 23, at 10am
$100 for 2 people
$ 50 for each over 2 people (we recommend no more than 5 people per car)

Tickets include
-Zoom Q&A (pre-recorded) with Frances McDormand
-Movie and popcorn/bottled drinks/water (1 large popcorn, 2 drinks per $100), pick up at the theater between 8 p.m. and 8:40 p.m., have your ticket ready
-delicious snacks from Bird Café and Supper Club
-Tour of the Nomadland filming location at Kenny Jowers and Robert Larson’s Manchester Ranch including the house and farm animals on Sunday, May 9. Appointments between 10am-5pm. Sign up by emailing the office at


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