Classic Car Show and Drive-In Movie at Paramount Ranch on Saturday, October 7th

Photo courtesy Robert Jensen

Photo courtesy Robert Jensen

Classic Car Show and Drive-In Movie Coming to Paramount Ranch

In the lead-up to Paramount Ranch’s 90th anniversary, the National Park Service will host a classic car show and drive-in movie showing of the ‘80s classic hit “Back to the Future.” The free event will take place on Saturday, October 7, starting at 4:00 p.m.

“Paramount Ranch is a film ranch with a twist,” explained Park Superintendent David Szymanski. “For a short time, it also had a dangerous racetrack, which made it into movies and TV programs.”

While Paramount Ranch operated as movie ranch, it was also home to a short-lived racetrack in the 1950s. The movie The Devil’s Hairpin was filmed on the course, which closed down after three fatalities within 18 months from its opening.

The event’s schedule includes a number of activities:

  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Classic cars on display in Western Town
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Kids activities (Hot Wheels races, a mini-Delorean obstacle course, and more)
  • 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.: Movie history tours in Western Town
  • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Showing of “Back to the Future”

Attendees can choose to watch the film from their vehicles or can bring a chair to sit in a designated seating area. Snacks from concessionaires and food trucks will also be available for sale.

For more information or if you’re interested in registering a vehicle for the car show, contact Ryan Stead at ryan_stead@nps.gov or 805-418-3176 with the following information: name, year, make and model of your vehicle, email, and phone number.

Paramount Ranch is located at 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills.

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) is the largest urban national park in the country, encompassing more than 150,000 acres of mountains and coastline in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. A unit of the National Park Service, it comprises a seamless network of local, state and federal parks interwoven with private lands and communities. As one of only five Mediterranean ecosystems in the world, SMMNRA preserves the rich biological diversity of more than 450 animal species and 26 distinct plant communities. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/samo.