Carpool Theater FAQs

HOW CAN I PURCHASE A TICKET?

All tickets are $30/car ($25 for members) and must be purchased in advance at www.MontclairFilm.org.  There will be no day-of walk-up sales, standby lines or guests admitted without a vehicle.

WHY IS ‘WILL CALL’ MY ONLY DELIVERY METHOD OPTION?

We will have a contactless check in set up at the entrance to the event, checking all guests in by the name used to purchase your ticket.  You do not need a physical copy of your ticket for admittance.

WHERE IS THE SCREENING LOCATED?

All screenings will take place at the South Mountain Reservation Archery Field located at 9 Cherry Hill Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052.  The Archery Field is located across the street from McLoone’s Boathouse.  There are 3 entrances to the Archery Field – the 2 entrances closest to Northfield Avenue will be marked as ‘Exit Only’.  Look for the Montclair Film signage for the main entrance.

WHEN DOES THE FILM START?

The film will start at sundown, approximately 8:20 PM.

HOW EARLY SHOULD I ARRIVE?

The lot will open at 7:00PM.  We suggest that you arrive by 8:00PM at the latest to give yourself enough time to park and get settled before the film starts.

WHERE AND HOW DO I PARK MY CAR?

Once you have been checked in, a Montclair Film staff member will escort you to a parking spot.  There will be 6′-8′ between each car.  You can either pull in head-on, or back into your spot.  If you wish to sit in your trunk, you must tie your hatchback down so it is level with the roof of your car.  We will have string onsite if you do not have any with you to use.  Your car must remain in its spot until the film ends.  If you have an emergency and need to leave early, please call (973) 783-6435 before proceeding out of your spot.  Please see below for social distancing parking protocols. 

WHAT SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS ARE IN PLACE?

All vehicles will be be parked at least 6′ apart.  Patrons are allowed to roll down their windows, sit in an open-top convertible, in the beds of their trucks, or on lawn chairs placed directly in front of your vehicle.  Masks/face coverings must be worn by all patrons when they’re outside of their vehicle.

HOW CAN I HEAR THE FILM?

The sound will be broadcast through the CiNet.com app and FM Radio.  There will also be speakers placed around the field.  The FM channel will be announced on-site each night.  Be sure to download the app to the phone or tablet you plan on bringing with you to the event before you arrive and charge any bluetooth speakers you plan on connecting your device to.  You can also connect the app to your car with Bluetooth or an Aux cord.  Ticket buyers will receive instructions on how to use the CiNet.com app prior to the event.

WILL THERE BE A RESTROOM AVAILABLE?

Port-o-potties will be available on-site and will be disinfected between each use. When exiting your vehicle to go to the bathroom, please wear a mask. Once you are in line, please be prepared to leave 6’ of distance between yourself and those around you.

WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED AT CARPOOL THEATER EVENTS?

For the safety of our patrons, we do not allow firearms, weapons of any kind, drugs (including marijuana and cigarettes) or alcoholic beverages.

WHAT DO I DO AFTER THE FILM ENDS?

After the film ends, a Montclair Film staff member will direct you to the exit.  Please remain in your spot until you’re given the go-ahead to leave.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CAR BATTERY DIES FROM USING THE RADIO ALL NIGHT?

Most patrons do not experience a dead battery at the evening’s end but if your car battery does die, put on your flashers and a Montclair Film staff member will be right over to jumpstart your car.

WILL FOOD BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE?

Please consider ordering takeout from one of these wonderful Montclair businesses to pick up and bring with you to the event. 
**There will not be a garbage can available for disposal so please sure you collect all your garbage to take off the premises at the end of the night.

Enzo Pizzeria & Restaurant
(973) 509-0999
150 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ 07042
Open on Friday and Saturday for curbside pick-up or delivery.

Gelati by Mike Montclair
(973) 509-1607
571 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

Mish Mish Café
(973) 337-5648
215 Glenridge Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
Open Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 9pm.

Montclair Brewery
(973) 850-0541
101 Walnut St, Montclair, NJ 07042
Open Friday 3pm – 11pm, Saturday 11am – 11pm & Sunday 12pm – 9pm.
Order online 24 hours a day and indicate pick up date/time.

Proven Poke Co. 
(973) 860-7229
19 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042
Open Friday 11am – 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am – 8pm
Order online for pickup. Use code MontclairFilm for 10% off.

Ruthie’s Bar-B-Q and Pizza
(973) 509-1134
64 ½ Chestnut St, Montclair, NJ 07042
Open Saturday (7/25).

Saveur Créole Restaurant
Call or text: (973) 687-5612 or call (973) 744-3506
131 Grove St, Montclair, NJ 07042
Pick up by 8pm – order in advance.

The Little Daisy Bake Shop
(973) 707-2157
622 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07043
Open from 9am – 2pm.