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Catalina Film Fest Returns to Long Beach with 10th Anniversary Carpool Cinema and Drive Thru Red Carpet

Carpool Cinema Screenings at Scottish Rite Event Center in Long Beach featuring Wes Craven Fright Night Block, A Nightmare on Elm Street, L.A. Social Club Block & The Breakfast Club

Long Beach CA— Catalina Film Festival (CFF) is thrilled to announce two ways to celebrate their 10-Year Anniversary: CARPOOL CINEMA and DRIVE-THRU RED CARPET on Sept 25 & 26, plus a Virtual Film Fest Sept 18-27, streaming globally on the Catalina Film Fest Channel via FilmFestivalFlix.com.

CARPOOL CINEMA Events
Location: Scottish Rite Event Center, 855 Elm Avenue, Long Beach.
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m. for drive-thru RED CARPET experience with step-and-repeat “socially-distant” paparazzi photos and park-and-watch films.
F+B: Guests will have access to food vendors & cash bar
Sound: Official programming piped right into your car speakers, sponsored by FilmFestivalFlix.com.

  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25: CFF’s WES CRAVEN FRIGHT NIGHT
    FREE Bonus Screening: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
    Kicking off the annual Wes Craven Horror Block at sundown (on Elm Avenue) with short films: Gaslight, In the Deathroom, Mask of Sanity, Milk Teeth, Mongrel, Need Anything, One Last Thing, Overkill – all in competition for the coveted Wes Craven Award. CFF is the only competitive Festival in the world to have an award sanctioned by the king of horror himself. Followed by a FREE bonus screening of his cult-classic, slasher film, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. Dress in your best HORROR PANDEMIC FACE MASK for a chance to win prizes.
  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 /  THE L.A. SOCIAL CLUB
    FREE Bonus Screening: THE BREAKFAST CLUB
    Saturday Night Social Club toasts to nostalgia. First a round of independent cinema in the L.A. Social Club Shorts Block featuring films: Balloon, In Hollywoodland, Liquid, Ride in Progress, Thank you Kindly, and Un Hombre Debe Aprender, followed by the 35th Anniversary of John Hughes iconic film, THE BREAKFAST CLUB. Dress in your best 80s MOVIE PANDEMIC FACE MASK for a chance to win prizes.

CFF will also be virtual, streaming globally via FilmFestivalFlix.com, online anytime, September 18-27. Movie lovers from around the world can log on to stream 119 official selections, including star-studded and independent feature-length narratives, short films and documentaries by award-winning, international filmmakers.

CFF’s Film & New Media Summit will be going LIVE virtually from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. with online panels:

  • Fade In: Screenwriters Panel on Friday, Sept 18
  • The Art of Acting on Sunday, Sept 20
  • ACTION: Director’s Panel on Monday, Sept 21
  • Sneak-peek at indie feature, Grace & Grit, starring Mena Suvari in a pre-release interview with cast & crew by Deadline Hollywood’s Geoff Boucher. Movie set to release later this year as a CFF World Premiere theatrical screening.

For more info, follow @CatalinaFilm, #CatalinaFilm  www.catalinafilm.org.