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BELCOURT DRIVE-IN PROCEDURES AND POLICIES

These procedures and policies are to help ensure the best Belcourt Drive-In experience possible for all attendees — and one that’s both safe and fun. Please read them thoroughly.  

Any attendee’s refusal to comply with these procedures and policies will result in a denial of entry and/or a request to leave.


TICKETS

Belcourt Members: $25/vehicle | Non-members: $30/vehicle

All tickets must be purchased in advance on the Belcourt’s website. There will be no on-site box office.

You must have either a printed or mobile ticket when you come to the drive-in.

Tickets are per vehicle, not per person. The number of people in your vehicle cannot exceed the number of seatbelts.

No refunds or exchanges. If you can’t use your drive-in ticket, we recommend that you give it to a friend to use.

If weather conditions require the cancellation of a drive-in screening, your ticket can be used for a rescheduled rain date. If no rain date is possible, your ticket will be refunded. 


DRIVE-IN PARKING

Approach Belcourt Avenue from 24th Avenue (the street by Dragon Park).

The parking lot will open one hour before the screening’s start time. You will not be able to enter the lot before the designated time. 

Belcourt staff will direct all parking. Each screening’s parking layout is unique — to ensure sight lines as we accommodate varied vehicle types

When you purchase your drive-in ticket, you’ll be asked to indicate your vehicle type — (1) sedan or coupe; (2) hatchback, station wagon or crossover; (3) minivan, SUV or truck. 

Based on the type of vehicle you have, you’ll be asked to arrive at the Belcourt during a particular time frame within the one-hour window. Time frame information will be emailed to you after you’ve purchased a ticket. This staggered arrival schedule helps ensure a more efficient parking process. 

Depending on your vehicle type, you may be asked to wait briefly in a separate queue in front of the Belcourt’s building.

You will be directed to a specific spot by the Belcourt’s parking lot staff — determined by vehicle type to ensure that all attendees have sight lines to watch the film.

Once parked, you cannot change spots or drive away until instructed to do so by the Belcourt staff. NOTE: In case of an emergency that requires you to leave, please turn on your blinking hazard lights and staff will guide you out of the lot.

(Extended or XL-size SUVs and vans are not permitted, due to turning radius issues in the lot (i.e. Toyota Highlander XLE, Chevrolet Suburban/Yukon XL) — likewise, vehicles with attached trailers or RVs are not permitted. Motorcycles, bicycles and walk-ins are not permitted for safety and distancing reasons.)


ONCE YOU’RE PARKED

For safety reasons, no cars will be admitted after the parking lot is closed. Lot opening and closing times will be included in your ticket confirmation — and will be adjusted based on each screening’s start time, which will change as twilight time shifts.

Once parked, you must stay in your vehicle at all times — unless purchasing from our outdoor snack bar or visiting the restroom, in which case masks must be worn and social distancing rules apply. Sitting outside in the lot itself, or on your vehicle’s roof/hood is not permitted.

No engine idling. Because vehicles will be parked closely together, your engine exhaust will affect the safety of others.

To give everyone the best viewing experience, please keep your headlights and running lights off once the film starts. (Each vehicle make/model has different options for turning off headlights/running lights when parked with a radio on — we recommend you familiarize yourself with what works for your particular vehicle.) 

If there’s rain during the movie, please shelter in your vehicle. Vehicles will not be allowed to exit the lot until it is safe to do so, and only under the direction of Belcourt staff.


HEARING THE FILMS

All films are broadcast and can be heard in your car using your FM radio. 

If your car is not equipped with a radio, we recommend bringing one. You cannot tune into the signal with a smartphone. You’ll receive the FM station frequency when you purchase your ticket and will be reminded of it when you arrive at the drive-in. 

The radios of some newer vehicles will automatically turn off after particular intervals. If that’s the case for your vehicle, we understand that you’ll need to turn your vehicle on briefly to re-start your radio. 

If you’re unable to get your radio to work, we’ll have a few (well-sanitized) backups. 


RESTROOMS

Restrooms are located inside the theatre. We are limiting the number of people allowed in the restrooms at any given time (one person in the men’s room; two people in the women’s room) and disinfecting regularly.

The line for the restrooms will start in the plaza in front of the theatre’s main entrance. While in line for the restrooms, please respect social distancing.


OUTDOOR SNACK BAR

Popcorn, candy, sodas and water are available at our outdoor snack bar.

For the safety of our staff, only credit/debit cards can be used to purchase snack bar items.

For everyone’s safety, there will be no trash bins available. Please take all your trash with you when you leave the parking lot.

While in line at the snack bar, please respect social distancing.

We also encourage you to purchase takeout meals from Hillsboro Village restaurants to enjoy while watching the movie.


TICKETS

Belcourt Members: $25/vehicle | Non-members: $30/vehicle

All tickets must be purchased in advance on the Belcourt’s website. There will be no on-site box office.

You must have either a printed or mobile ticket when you come to the drive-in.

Tickets are per vehicle, not per person. The number of people in your vehicle cannot exceed the number of seatbelts.

No refunds or exchanges. If you can’t use your drive-in ticket, we recommend that you give it to a friend to use.

If weather conditions require the cancellation of a drive-in screening, your ticket can be used for a rescheduled rain date. If no rain date is possible, your ticket will be refunded. (When there’s a rain forecast, we expect to announce whether we’re cancelling by 5pm on the day of the screening.)


DRIVE-IN PARKING

Approach Belcourt Avenue from 24th Avenue.

The parking lot will open one hour before the screening’s start time. You will not be able to enter the lot before the designated time.

Each vehicle will be directed to a specific spot by the Belcourt’s parking lot staff.

All vehicles must park facing the screen, and viewing will be through your windshield. (We’re not able to accommodate viewings from truck beds or open hatchbacks.)

Large or tall vehicles will be guided to a specific area of the parking lot to ensure they don’t obstruct other vehicles’ visibility. NOTE: Extended or XL-size SUVs and vans are not permitted, due to turning radius issues in the lot — i.e. Toyota Highlander XLE, Chevrolet Suburban/Yukon XL. Motorcycles, bicycles and walk-ins are not permitted for safety and distancing reasons.

Once parked, you cannot drive away until instructed to do so by the Belcourt’s parking lot staff. NOTE: In case of an emergency that requires you to leave, please turn on your blinking hazard lights, and staff will guide you out of the lot.


ONCE YOU’RE PARKED

For safety reasons, no cars will be admitted after the parking lot is closed. Lot opening and closing times will be posted on the Belcourt website and included in your ticket confirmation — and will be adjusted based on each screening’s start time, which will change as twilight time shifts.

Once parked, you must stay in your vehicle at all times*. Sitting outside in the lot itself, or on your vehicle’s roof or hood is not permitted. *Unless purchasing from our outdoor snack bar or visiting the restroom, in which case masks must be worn and social distancing rules apply.

No engine idling. Because vehicles will be parked closely together, your engine exhaust will affect the safety of others. You may start your engine periodically to keep the battery fresh, but for no more than one minute.

If there’s rain during the movie, please shelter in your vehicle. Vehicles will not be allowed to exit the lot until it is safe to do so, and only under the direction of Belcourt staff.

All films are broadcast and can be heard in your car using your FM Radio. If your car is not equipped with a radio, we recommend bringing one. You cannot tune into the signal with a smartphone. You’ll receive the FM station frequency when you purchase your ticket and will be reminded of it when you arrive at the drive-in. NOTE: The radios of some newer vehicles will automatically turn off after particular intervals. If that’s the case for your car, we understand that you’ll need to turn your car on to re-start your radio. Please limit your engine idling to no more than one minute.


RESTROOMS

Restrooms are located inside the theatre. We are limiting the number of people allowed in the restrooms at any given time (one person in the men’s room; two people in the women’s room) and disinfecting regularly.

The line for the restrooms will start in the plaza in front of the theatre’s main entrance.


OUTDOOR SNACK BAR

Popcorn, candy, sodas and water are available at our outdoor snack bar.

For the safety of our staff, only credit/debit cards can be used to purchase snack bar items.

For everyone’s safety, there will be no trash bins available. Please take all your trash with you when you leave the parking lot.

We also encourage you to purchase takeout meals from Hillsboro Village restaurants to enjoy while watching the movie.

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