Staff Report

The City of Buellton will be hosting a family fun drive-in movie experience, showing “The Croods”, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 20, at the lower field of the newly acquired Willemsen Dairy property, just east to River View Park. 

“We wanted to do something fun for the community before the holiday break that is still socially distanced and safe,” said Scott Wolfe, city manager. 

The city partnered with Central Coast Film Society on the event to help organize and put it together. 

The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and the only access to the drive-in event will be on Sycamore Drive down to River View Park and a gate that will access the property. Other entrances to the neighborhood will be for residents only. 

There will also not be any food vendors on site, per county drive-in regulations so please bring food and drinks (non alcoholic), or visit Central Coast Film Society’s website for a list of participating vendors and specials to pick up before the show. 

Cost of the show is $20 and one ticket per car load is necessary to be pre-purchased before the event, there will be no at the gate purchasing, Only 200 tickets will be available, per SB County Public Health orders regarding drive-in events.

The only access will be from Sycamore Drive down to River View Park, all other streets are for residents only.

Once at the event you cannot exit your vehicle, other than to use the restrooms, and if you do exit masks are required.

If your business is interested in sponsoring this event the cost is $200 and you will get a 30-second spot to promote your business on the rolling screen from 5:30 p.m. to before the film starts. Sponsorships are tax deductible. Visit or email for details.