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Paul Walker dead at 40: Celebrities react to his death

 

By Daily News Staff

Stars took to social media to express their condolences and remember 'The Fast and the Furious' star. 'Heaven has gained a new Angel,' co-star Vin Diesel posted on Instagram.

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Paul Walker, star of 'The Fast and the Furious' movies, died Saturday in a car crash in California at the age of 40. Celebrities took to social media to remember the star.

Paul Walker, star of "The Fast and the Furious" movies, died Saturday in a car crash in Southern California. He was 40.

Walker was in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles north of Los Angeles, for a charity event to benefit his organization Reach Out Worldwide when the fatal accident occurred.

He entered showbiz when he was just a toddler and his career took off when he landed a supporting role in 1999's "Varsity Blues."

Walker is best known for his role in "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, which is on its seventh film.

He leaves behind a daughter, Meadow, 15.

Celebrities took to social media to express their condolences and disbelief.

See those tweets here.

We send our prayers to the Walker family. 

Arrested Development Movie... Maybe?

 

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By Kelly West

Will the Arrested Development movie ever happen? That's been the question before and after the fourth season of the beloved Fox comedy landed on Netflix. From what series creator Mitch Hurwitz says, it's looking like the answer is yes. Or hopefully, anyway. While Hurwitz notes that he doesn't own the property outright and seems reluctant to confirm with all certainty that the movie is a go, he did say that he's working on it now and he sounds optimistic that the film could happen. 

Seven years after its final episode of Arrested Development aired on Fox, Arrested Development made a major comeback, thanks in part to Netflix. The subscription video service debuted all fifteen episodes of the comedy series' fourth season in May, bringing the Bluths (and Funkes) back to the small screen. While the fourth season did update us on what's been going on with the dysfunctional family in the sizable gap between seasons, it left off unresolved, leaving fans to wonder when we'd see the next installment, and whether or not that would be on the big or small screen. From what Hurwitz Rolling Stone that he's working on the movie right now: 

"I'm working on the movie right now. I can't get into much more detail because I don't want to scare anybody off. I don't want to be presumptuous about it. I don't own the property outright – it's a 20th Century Fox property. But everybody seems really into it and really eager to make a movie." 

Hurwitz goes on to express hope that the movie will happen "as soon as possible," but he's hesitant to speculate on exactly when, as he doesn't want to put false information out there. "Right now, I'm trying to do something else for Netflix and a movie project and things. I'm always sort of superstitious about talking about this stuff before it happens. It's the best way to guarantee it doesn't happen." 

That seems like a realistic way to approach the situation, lest he unintentionally string fans along for what could be a while (but hopefully won't). Cast availability will likely be an issue, as it was for the series' fourth season. Bringing the entire cast back together for Season 4 was surely tricky, given the stars' other commitments. While that will likely be the case again for the film, Hurwitz did point out that it may be more doable to get them back together for the movie, considering the shorter commitment required to make a film, by comparison to the six-month commitment required for a TV season. It's with that in mind that I feel much more optimistic about the prospect of a movie coming next, as opposed to another season on Netflix. If there was one notable area where Season 4 fell short, it was how divided the cast was. Breaking up the episodes by character plot was likely the best solution possible to deal with the cast's limited availability -- and how all of the character plots and events braided together from the beginning of the season to the end was seriously impressive -- but there was a noticeable shortage of moments were more than two or three lead characters were in a scene together at the same time. And given the chemistry of the cast, that was disappointing. If the film does get off the ground, hopefully the cast's schedules will allow them to film more scenes together. 

In the meantime, Rolling Stone says Hurwitz's ultimate goal is to make the film and then doanother season of the series. I imaging imagine that would suit fans just fine, especially if it means getting the Bluths back together for more antics. 

Naomi Watts Princess Diana Biopic Lands US Release Date

 

By Kristy Puchko 

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What’s sure to be one of the most closely watched performances of the year will be coming to theaters in just a couple of months! Naomi Watts has taken on the coveted role of the People’s Princess in the biopic Diana, and Deadline has revealed eOne will release the much talked about drama in the United States on November 1st in limited nationwide release. Should things go well from there, Entertainment One will widen the pic’s distribution in the weeks that follow. 

Based on biographer Kate Snell’s book Diana – Her Last Love, this particular Di biopic won’t attempt to cover the entirety of Diana Spencer’s life, but rather will focus on her rocky days post-divorce from the Prince of Wales up to her tragic and unexpected death in 1997. During this span, the former princess became an outspoken advocate for the diligent removal of landmines in former war zones, and began a transformative relationship with a Pakistani heart surgeon named Dr. Hasnat Khan. This—rather than her relationship with Dodi Fayed—is said to be at the center of Diana

This Oliver Hirschbiegel-directed Diana pic first grabbed headlines in the fall of 2011. At the time, it was called Caught in Flight, and the fiery and lauded leading lady Jessica Chastain was attached to star. However, scheduling conflicts ultimately forced the twice Academy Award-nominated actress out of the project, paving the way for Watts, who signed on in early 2012. Since then, Watts has earned her second Oscar-nomination thanks to the very unglamorous role of a mother mauled by the gruesome 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in the devastating dramaThe Impossible. While no actor will admit they accepted a role hoping for Oscar, we have to assume Watts has hopes to at long last snagging that little gold bastard with this part. After all, playing royalty is a great way to catch the Academy’s eye. Just look at Colin Firth (King George VI in The King's Speech) and Helen Mirren (Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen). 

Clearly eOne saw Diana’s potential, snatching up its US distribution rights at Cannes back in May. But while we wait to see what all the buzz is about, we can at least get a taste of what Hirschbiegel and Watts have in store with the film’s first teaser and trailer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axLcfpj7xeU

Free Movies Hit Santa Barbara Drive-In

 

Drive-In Theatre Closes The Summer Season With a Bang With Free Movies

describe the imageAugust 8, 2013, San Rafael, CA – As they have done every year for the last several years, the Santa Barbara Drive-In is hosting Customer Appreciation Night with free movies to the public on Thursday, August 22, 2013. Drive-In Theatres across the country are benefiting from a resurgence in demand with revenues outpacing traditional “walk-in” theatres by a wide margin. Drive-in movie attendance is up by double digits again this year and the West Wind Santa Barbara Drive-In has reaped the benefits.

Patrick LaCava, Senior Vice President of Operations explains that “value seems to be the major reason drive-ins are growing.” Tickets to the drive-in are only $7.25 per adult, and kids 5-11 years old are just $1.00, while kids 4 and under are free. Plus, you get double features each night, instead of just one movie at the indoor theaters. LaCava continues “A family of four with young children can see two first run movies for $14.50, or $16.50 if you have kids between 5-11 years old.”

If you think Drive-Ins are dead, think again. “Business is so good, we’ve reopened drive-ins. Five years ago we reopened the Solano Drive-In in Concord, CA and three years ago we reopened this one in Santa Barbara after being closed for 19 years“ according to LaCava.

Tony Maniscalco, Vice President of Marketing is thrilled that people are re-discovering the family fun of the drive-in. “Parents bring their kids to watch the first movie then the kids fall asleep in the back seat while the parents watch the second movie. It’s the perfect baby sitter.”

Drive-ins presentation has changed considerably over the years yet the nostalgic feeling remains. Improvements in presentation and sound that now rivals walk-in along with delicious well-known brands at a fraction of the cost you find at conventional theatres are just part of the draw. There’s still that great old school vibe in a family friendly and updated location.

The West Wind Drive-Ins are taking this great value one step further with Free Movie Customer Appreciation Night on Thursday, August 22, featuring recent movie blockbusters Iron Man 3 and White House Down. “We are opening up our Drive-Ins as we do a few times every year to thank our loyal customers and to invite those who have not yet experienced the drive-in to give it a try. We typically show first run movies every night but on Customer Appreciation Night we give everyone a chance to catch up on the best movies of the past few months.” Maniscalco explains. “Relax in your car or bring a chair and a blanket and enjoy your movie under the stars and moonlight” adds LaCava.

About West Wind:
West Wind is the largest owner/operator of drive-in movie theaters in the country, and owns and operates four drive-in theaters in California, two in Arizona and two in Nevada. In Goleta, the Santa Barbara Drive-In is located at 907 S. Kellogg Ave. In Sacramento, Sacramento 6 drive-in is located at 9616 Oates Drive off of Hwy. 50 and Bradshaw Road. In the Bay Area, the Solano Drive-In in Concord is located at 1611 Solano Way right off Hwy. 4, and the Capitol Drive-In in San Jose located at 3630 Hillcap Avenue at Snell Avenue. Gates will open at 6:00pm and movies will start at dusk. In addition to the free movies, there will be live music, bounce houses for the kids and other fun activities planned prior to the start of the movie.

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For more information, please contact:
Tony Maniscalco
Vice President of Marketing
West Wind Drive-Ins
150 Pelican Way
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-448-8441 Office
415-497-0241 Cellular
Tony_Maniscalco@150pelican.com

Free Movies Hit Reno -Sparks Drive-In

 

Drive-In Theatre Closes The Summer Season With a Bang With Free Movies

describe the imageAugust 8, 2013, San Rafael, CA – As they have done every year for the last several years, the El Rancho Drive-In is hosting Customer Appreciation Night with free movies to the public on Thursday, August 22, 2013. Drive-In Theatres across the country are benefiting from a resurgence in demand with revenues outpacing traditional “walk-in” theatres by a wide margin. Drive-in movie attendance is up by double digits again this year and the West Wind El Rancho Drive-In in Sparks has reaped the benefits.

Patrick LaCava, Senior Vice President of Operations explains that “value seems to be the major reason drive-ins are growing.” Tickets to the drive-in are only $6.75 per adult, and kids 5-11 years old are just $1.00, while kids 4 and under are free. Plus, you get double features each night, instead of just one movie at the indoor theaters. LaCava continues “A family of four with young children can see two first run movies for $13.50, or $15.50 if you have kids between 5-11 years old.”

If you think Drive-Ins are dead, think again. “Business is so good, we’ve reopened drive-ins. Five years ago we reopened the Solano Drive-In in Concord, CA and three years ago we reopened the Santa Barbara Drive-In“ according to LaCava.

Tony Maniscalco, Vice President of Marketing is thrilled that people are re-discovering the family fun of the drive-in. “Parents bring their kids to watch the first movie then the kids fall asleep in the back seat while the parents watch the second movie. It’s the perfect baby sitter.”

Drive-ins presentation has changed considerably over the years yet the nostalgic feeling remains. Improvements in presentation and sound that now rivals walk-in along with delicious well-known brands at a fraction of the cost you find at conventional theatres are just part of the draw. There’s still that great old school vibe in a family friendly and updated location.

The West Wind Drive-Ins are taking this great value one step further with Free Movie Customer Appreciation Night on Thursday, August 22, featuring recent movie blockbusters Monsters University, Iron Man 3, White House Down and World War Z. “We are opening up our Drive-Ins as we do a few times every year to thank our loyal customers and to invite those who have not yet experienced the drive-in to give it a try. We typically show first run movies every night but on Customer Appreciation Night we give everyone a chance to catch up on the best movies of the past few months.” Maniscalco explains. “Bring a chair and a blanket and enjoy your movie under the stars and moonlight” adds LaCava.

About West Wind:
West Wind is the largest owner/operator of drive-in movie theaters in the country, and owns and operates two drive-in theaters in Nevada, two in Arizona and four in California. In Northern Nevada, the El Rancho Drive-in in Reno/Sparks is located at 555 El Rancho Drive in-between Oddie Blvd. and Prater Way in Sparks. In Southern Nevada, the Las Vegas 5 Drive-In is located at 4150 West Carey Avenue at Rancho Drive in Las Vegas. More information can be found at www.westwinddi.com. Gates will open at 6:00pm and movies will start at dusk. In addition to the free movies, there will be live music, bounce houses for the kids and other fun activities planned prior to the start of the movie.

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For more information, please contact:
Tony Maniscalco
Vice President of Marketing
West Wind Drive-Ins
150 Pelican Way
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-448-8441 Office
415-497-0241 Cellular
Tony_Maniscalco@150pelican.com

Free Movies Hits Sacramento Drive-In

 

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Drive-In Theatre Closes the Summer Season With a Bang With Free Movies

August 8, 2013, San Rafael, CA – As they have done every year for the last several years, the Sacramento Drive-In in Sacramento is hosting Customer Appreciation Night with free movies to the public on Thursday, August 22, 2013. Drive-In Theatres across the country are benefiting from a resurgence in demand with revenues outpacing traditional “walk-in” theatres. Drive-In movie attendance is up by double digits again this year and the West Wind Sacramento Drive-In has reaped the benefits.

Patrick LaCava, Senior Vice President of Operations explains that “value seems to be the major reason drive-ins are growing.” Tickets to the drive-in are only $7.25 per adult, and kids 5-11 years old are just $1.00, while kids 4 and under are free. Plus, you get double features each night, instead of just one movie at the indoor theaters. LaCava continues “A family of four with young children can see two first run movies for $14.50, or $16.50 if you have kids between 5-11 years old.”

If you think drive-Ins are dead, think again. “Business is so good, we’ve reopened drive-ins. Five years ago we reopened the Solano Drive-In in Concord, CA and three years ago we reopened the Santa Barbara Drive-In“, according to LaCava.

Tony Maniscalco, Vice President of Marketing is thrilled that people are re-discovering the family fun of the drive-in. “Parents bring their kids to watch the first movie then the kids fall asleep in the back seat while the parents watch the second movie. It’s the perfect baby sitter.”

Drive-ins’ presentation has changed considerably over the years yet the nostalgic feeling remains. Improvements in presentation and sound that now rivals walk-in along with delicious well-known brands at a fraction of the cost you find at conventional theatres are just part of the draw. There’s still that great old school vibe in a family friendly and updated location.

The West Wind Drive-Ins are taking this great value one step further with Free Movie Customer Appreciation Night on Thursday, August 22, featuring recent movie blockbusters Monsters University, Iron Man 3, White House Down and World War Z. “We are opening up our Drive-Ins as we do a few times every year to thank our loyal customers and to invite those who have not yet experienced the drive-in to give it a try. We typically show first run movies every night but on Customer Appreciation Night we give everyone a chance to catch up on the best movies of the past few months.” Maniscalco explains. “Relax in your car, bring a lawn chair and a blanket and enjoy your movie under the stars and moonlight” adds LaCava.

About West Wind:
West Wind is the largest owner/operator of drive-in movie theaters in the country, and owns and operates four drive-in theaters in California, one in Arizona and two in Nevada. In Goleta, the Santa Barbara Drive-In is located at 907 S. Kellogg Ave. In Sacramento, Sacramento 6 drive-in is located at 9616 Oates Drive off of Hwy. 50 and Bradshaw Road. In the Bay Area, the Solano Drive-In in Concord is located at 1611 Solano Way right off Hwy. 4, and the Capitol Drive-In in San Jose located at 3630 Hillcap Avenue at Snell Avenue. Gates will open at 6:00pm and movies will start at dusk. In addition to the free movies, there will be live music, bounce houses for the kids and other fun activities planned prior to the start of the movie.

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For more information, please contact:
Tony Maniscalco
Vice President of Marketing
West Wind Drive-Ins
150 Pelican Way
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-448-8441 Office
415-497-0241 Cellular
Tony_Maniscalco@150pelican.com

Free Movies Hit Las Vegas Drive-In

 

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 Drive-In Theatre Closes The Summer With a Bang With Free Movies

August 8, 2013, San Rafael, CA – As they have done every year for the last several years, the Las Vegas Drive-In is hosting Customer Appreciation Night with free movies to the public on Thursday, August 22, 2013. Drive-In Theatres across the country are benefiting from a resurgence in demand with revenues outpacing traditional “walk-in” theatres by a wide margin. Drive-in movie attendance is up by double digits again this year and the West Wind Las Vegas Drive-In has reaped the benefits.

Patrick LaCava, Senior Vice President of Operations explains that “value seems to be the major reason drive-ins are growing.” Tickets to the drive-in are only $6.75 per adult, and kids 5-11 years old are just $1.00, while kids 4 and under are free. Plus, you get double features each night, instead of just one movie at the indoor theaters. LaCava continues “A family of four with young children can see two first run movies for $13.50, or $15.50 if you have kids between 5-11 years old.”

If you think Drive-Ins are dead, think again. “Business is so good, we’ve reopened drive-ins. Five years ago we reopened the Solano Drive-In in Concord, CA and three years ago we reopened the Santa Barbara Drive-In“ according to LaCava.

Tony Maniscalco, Vice President of Marketing is thrilled that people are re-discovering the family fun of the drive-in. “Parents bring their kids to watch the first movie then the kids fall asleep in the back seat while the parents watch the second movie. It’s the perfect baby sitter.”

Drive-ins presentation has changed considerably over the years yet the nostalgic feeling remains. Improvements in presentation and sound that now rivals walk-in along with delicious well-known brands at a fraction of the cost you find at conventional theatres are just part of the draw. There’s still that great old school vibe in a family friendly and updated location.

The West Wind Drive-Ins are taking this great value one step further with Free Movie Customer Appreciation Night on Thursday, August 22, featuring recent movie blockbusters Monsters University, Iron Man 3, White House Down and World War Z. “We are opening up our Drive-Ins as we do a few times every year to thank our loyal customers and to invite those who have not yet experienced the drive-in to give it a try. We typically show first run movies every night but on Customer Appreciation Night we give everyone a chance to catch up on the best movies of the past few months.” Maniscalco explains. “Bring a chair and a blanket and enjoy your movie under the stars and moonlight” adds LaCava.

About West Wind:
West Wind is the largest owner/operator of drive-in movie theaters in the country, and owns and operates two drive-in theaters in Nevada, one in Arizona and four in California. In Northern Nevada, the El Rancho Drive-in in Reno/Sparks is located at 555 El Rancho Drive in-between Oddie Blvd. and Prater Way in Sparks. In Southern Nevada, the Las Vegas 5 Drive-In is located at 4150 West Carey Avenue at Rancho Drive in Las Vegas. More information can be found at www.westwinddi.com. Gates will open at 6:00pm and movies will start at dusk. In addition to the free movies, there will be live music, bounce houses for the kids and other fun activities planned prior to the start of the movie.

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For more information, please contact:
Tony Maniscalco
Vice President of Marketing
West Wind Drive-Ins
150 Pelican Way
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-448-8441 Office
415-497-0241 Cellular
Tony_Maniscalco@150pelican.com

Free Movies Hit Glendale Drive-In

 

Drive-In Theatre Closes The Summer Season With a Bang With Free Movies

 

free moviesAugust 8, 2013, San Rafael, CA – As they have done every year for the last several years, the Glendale Drive-In is hosting Customer Appreciation Night with free movies to the public on Thursday, August 22, 2013. Drive-In theatres across the country are benefiting from a resurgence in demand with revenues outpacing traditional “walk-in” theatres by a wide margin. Drive-in movie attendance is up by double digits again this year and the West Wind Glendale Drive-In off Bethany Home has reaped the benefits. 

Patrick LaCava, Senior Vice President of Operations explains that “value seems to be the major reason drive-ins are growing.”  Tickets to the drive-in are only $6.75 per adult, and kids 5-11 years old are just $1.00, while kids 4 and under are free.  Plus, you get double features each night, instead of just one movie at the indoor theaters.  LaCava continues “A family of four with young children can see two first run movies for less than $13.50, or $15.5 if you have kids between 5-11 years old.”

If you think drive-ins are dead, think again. “Business is so good, we’ve reopened drive-ins. Five years ago we reopened the Solano Drive-In in Concord, CA and three years ago we reopened the Santa Barbara Drive-In“ according to LaCava.

Tony Maniscalco, Vice President of Marketing is thrilled that people are re-discovering the family fun of the drive-in. “Parents bring their kids to watch the first movie then the kids fall asleep in the back seat while the parents watch the second movie. It’s the perfect baby sitter.”

Drive-ins presentation has changed considerably over the years yet the nostalgic feeling remains. Improvements in presentation and sound that now rivals walk-in along with delicious well-known brands at a fraction of the cost you find at conventional theatres are just part of the draw. There’s still that great oldschool vibe in a family friendly and updated location.

The West Wind Drive-Ins are taking this great value one step further with Free Movie Customer Appreciation Night on Thursday, August 22, featuring recent movie blockbusters Monsters University, Iron Man 3, White House Down and World War Z. “We are opening up our Drive-Ins as we do a few times every year to thank our loyal customers and to invite those who have not yet experienced the drive-in to give it a try. We typically show first run movies every night but on Customer Appreciation Night we give everyone a chance to catch up on the best movies of the past few months.” Maniscalco explains. “Relax in your car or bring a lawn chair and enjoy your movie under the stars and moonlight” adds LaCava.

About West Wind:
West Wind is the largest owner/operator of drive-in movie theaters in the country, and owns and operates one drive-in theatre in the Phoenix area, four in California, and two in Nevada. The Glendale 9 Drive-in in Glendale is located at 5650 N. 55th Avenue at Bethany Home Road. More information can be found at www.westwinddi.com. Gates will open at 6:00pm and movies will start at dusk. In addition to the free movies, there will be live music, bounce houses for the kids and other fun activities planned prior to the start of the movie

 

 

For more information, please contact:
Tony Maniscalco
Vice President of Marketing
West Wind Drive-Ins
150 Pelican Way
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-448-8441 Office
415-497-0241 Cellular
Tony_Maniscalco@150pelican.com

Free Movies Hit the Bay Area

 

Drive-In Theatre Closes the Summer Season With a Bang With Free Movies

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August 8, 2013, San Rafael, CA – As they have done every year for the last several years, the Solano Drive-In in Concord and the Capitol Drive-In in San Jose are hosting Customer Appreciation Night with free movies to the public on Thursday, August 22, 2013. Drive-In Theatres across the country are benefiting from a resurgence in demand with revenues outpacing traditional “walk-in” theatres. Drive-in movie attendance is up by double digits again this year and West Wind’s Solano Drive-In inConcord and the Capitol Drive-In inSan Jose have reaped the benefits.

 

Patrick LaCava, Senior Vice President of Operations explains that “value seems to be the major reason drive-ins are growing.”  Tickets to the drive-in are only $7.25 per adult, and kids 5-11 years old are just $1.00, while kids 4 and under are free.  Plus, you get double features each night, instead of just one movie at the indoor theaters.  LaCava continues “A family of four with young children can see two first run movies for $14.50, or $16.50 if you have kids between 5-11 years old.”

 

If you think drive-Ins are dead, think again. “Business is so good, we’ve reopened drive-ins. Five years ago we reopened the Solano Drive-In in Concord, CA and three years ago we reopened the Santa Barbara Drive-In“, according to LaCava.

 

Tony Maniscalco, Vice President of Marketing is thrilled that people are re-discovering the family fun of the drive-in. “Parents bring their kids to watch the first movie then the kids fall asleep in the back seat while the parents watch the second movie. It’s the perfect baby sitter.”

 

Drive-ins’ presentation has changed considerably over the years yet the nostalgic feeling remains. Improvements in presentation and sound that now rivals walk-in along with delicious well-known brands at a fraction of the cost you find at conventional theatres are just part of the draw. There’s still that great old school vibe in a family friendly and updated location.

 

The West Wind Drive-Ins are taking this great value one step further with Free Movie Customer Appreciation Night on Thursday, August 22, featuring recent movie blockbusters Monsters University, Iron Man 3, White House Down and World War Z will be shown at the San Jose location and Monsters University, Iron Man 3 and World War Z will be shown at the Concord location.  “We are opening up our Drive-Ins as we do a few times every year to thank our loyal customers and to invite those who have not yet experienced the drive-in to give it a try.  We typically show first run movies every night but on Customer Appreciation Night we give everyone a chance to catch up on the best movies of the past few months.” Maniscalco explains.  “Relax in your car, bring a lawn chair and a blanket and enjoy your movie under the stars and moonlight” adds LaCava.

 

About West Wind:

West Wind is the largest owner/operator of drive-in movie theaters in the country, and owns and operates four drive-in theaters inCalifornia, one inArizonaand two inNevada.  InGoleta, the Santa Barbara Drive-In is located at907 S. Kellogg Ave.  InSacramento,Sacramento6 drive-in is located at9616 Oates Driveoff of Hwy. 50 andBradshaw Road.  In the Bay Area, the Solano Drive-In inConcordis located at1611 Solano Wayright off Hwy. 4, and the Capitol Drive-In inSan Joselocated at3630 Hillcap AvenueatSnell Avenue.  Gates will open at 6:00pm and movies will start at dusk.  In addition to the free movies, there will be live music, bounce houses for the kids and other fun activities planned prior to the start of the movie.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Tony Maniscalco

Vice President of Marketing

West Wind Drive-Ins

150 Pelican Way

San Rafael,CA94901

415-448-8441 Office

415-497-0241 Cellular

Tony_Maniscalco@150pelican.com

Batman VS Superman Movie Mini Spoilers

 

By Eric Eisenberg

For a long time it was said that Warner Bros. and DC Comics were prepping a Justice Leaguemovie for release in 2015. Seemingly a reaction to the incredible success of Marvel’s The Avengers, it looked like we were finally going to see heroes like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash unite on the big screen in live-action for the first time ever. 

That’s no longer the case. After months of reports, rumors and speculation, the dream of a 2015 Justice League movie fell apart. But in its place, rising from the ashes like a phoenix, is an entirely different project for comic book fans to be excited for: a Superman/Batman movie. 

Collecting all of the news that has come out since the new movie – and sequel to Man of Steel - was announced, we have we have broken down absolutely everything that we know about the Superman/Batman movie thus far. When is the movie coming out in theaters? Who is directing? Who is going to star? What’s the story going to be about? Find all of the answers to those questions and more below! 

Henry Cavill and Zack Snyder on Man of Steel
Zack Snyder & David Goyer
Given that Man of Steel has already made $630 million worldwide, there was very little chance that director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David Goyer wouldn’t be returning for the sequel, and last week that news was made official when the Superman/Batman movie was announced at Comic-Con. While the movie doesn’t have an official start or release date yet, Warner Bros. has confirmed that production will start next year and that the finished product will be hitting theaters some time in summer 2015. Snyder is developing the story alongside Goyer and while we don’t know how far along in the process they are, presumably they have at the very least started working on the first draft. 

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The Story
When Warner Bros. announced at Comic-Con that they would be moving forward with a Superman/Batman movie, they didn’t include a plot synopsis telling us what the movie is about – but titles for the film mentioned by Goyer suggest that the film will have the two heroes at each other’s throats. During the panel celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Superman, the screenwriter told the audience, “We’re actually not sure whether the title is Superman vs. Batman or Batman vs. Superman but yes, it’s–that rematch, that combination, the two guys onscreen and that’s happening.” Combined with Harry Lennix’s aggressive “Dark Knight Returns” quote at Comic-Con and the fact that Warner Bros. has registered bothBatmanvsSupermanMovie.com and Batmanvs.Superman.com and there appears to be a good amount of evidence suggesting that Superman and Batman will be enemies before they become friends. (Image via DeviantArt) 

Henry Cavill as Superman
Superman
Following in the footsteps of Marvel Studios and starting to build a larger cinematic universe, Warner Bros. is making the Superman/Batman movie both to introduce a new take on the Dark Knight and to build on what has already been established with the Man of Tomorrow. As was expected, Henry Cavill will be returning to play Clark Kent/Superman and will continue to learn how to live up to his destiny while also trying to find his place in humanity. And something tells us that he will probably have to deal with the fact that Man of Steel not only had the hero killing his enemy, but also leveling half of Metropolis in the battle beforehand. 

Perry White and Lois Lane
Superman’s Friends
You didn’t really think that the sequel to Man of Steel would only be bringing back Superman, did you? In the studio press release that was sent around announcing the Superman/Batman movie it was confirmed that the 2015 title will also feature the return of Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, and Diane Lane as Martha Kent. Without a plot synopsis it’s impossible to tell how these actors/characters will fit into the story, but a baseline guess would be that the film further explores the relationship between Clark and Lois, sees more of the hero at work at the newspaper, and has Supes returning back to Smallville at some point to visit his mother. 

Batman
Batman
With Snyder, Cavill and Goyer all reteaming that means that the biggest problem to solve in the Batman/Superman movie is finding someone to play Batman. Dark Knight Trilogy star Christian Bale has officially said that his time as the Caped Crusader is over, and that it’s time to find a new actor to wear the cowl, but “who?” remains a major and unanswered question. Goyer has suggested that the arrival of Superman and the events in Man of Steel are what inspire heroes and vigilantes to start wearing costumes – so perhaps the Batman we meet in the new movie will be a fresh faced Bruce Wayne who has only just begun fighting crime. 

Commissioner Gordon and Batman
Batman’s Friends
With so many key members of Man of Steel coming back it’s hard not to see the Batman/Superman movie as primarily being a sequel to this summer’s hit – which makes us wonder how much of Batman’s world the 2015 blockbuster will feature. Will they need to find a new actor to play Alfred? What about Commissioner Gordon? Could the movie end up just being entirely set in Metropolis – leaving out all of Batman’s supporting cast - and save the new Gotham to be established in a separate Batman film? It’s still a bit early in the process for us to have access to details like those, but we hope that they start leaking out over the next few months. 
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