Drive-in double features in Carson City

Brewery Arts Center to screen movies filmed in our region for Nevada Day weekend

The Misfits starring Marilyn Monroe is on the bill for a Nevada Day weekend drive-in movie series Oct. 30-31. This film still ran in the magazine TV-Radio Mirror in 1961 and is now in the public domain.

The Made in Nevada Film Festival takes place on Nevada Day weekend, showing double feature drive-in movies in Western Nevada College’s Lower Lot. Portions of each movie were filmed on location in Northern Nevada.

The Oct. 30 show starts at 6:15 p.m. with The Shootist, John Wayne’s last movie. This 1976 Western drama co-stars Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard and James Stewart and features images of Carson City and Washoe Valley. The Misfits from 1961, Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable’s last movie, starts at 8 p.m. Scenes were shot in Reno, Dayton and Pyramid Lake.

The Oct. 31 program is geard toward families. A reverse Nevada Day Parade, also at the Western Nevada College Lower Lot, takes place from 2-4 p.m. The Muppets screens at 6:15 p.m. and Sister Act with Whoopi Goldberg begins at 8 p.m. Both films feature recognizable Reno locations. Kids will receive trick-or-treat goodie bags upon check-in and can participate in a socially distanced costume parade.

The event is presented by Brewery Arts Center, Carson City Toyota, Western Nevada College, and the Carson City Classic Cinema Club.

Tickets for the Oct. 30 show can be purchased here. Tickets for the Oct. 31 show can be purchased here. Or pick up free tickets in person at Carson City Toyota and enter to win at $100 gas card.