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Introducing Boat Cinema LA!

Boat Cinema is LA’s first movie experience from your own personal mini boat. Expect a magical night in one of the most stunning settings in Los Angeles with food, drinks, music and even pre-show fun on the Boat Cinema Beach.

 

Thirty minutes from DTLA, Castaic Lake is a bustling lake environment with boaters, water skiing, long stretches of gorgeous beaches and camping. Boat Cinema will drop you into a world that you will only get here.

 

Reserve a mini electric boat, a party boat float or you can even roll up in your own boat after a day on the lake. Pack a picnic or we can have one on your boat prepared for you, but come ready for a summer night on the water with incredible films, food, music and even our one-of-a-kind Canoe Concessions offering boat side service!

TICKETS

General Admission
Electric Mini Boat Ticket (Seats up to 5 people with a maximum of 850lbs)

VIP (Front Row)
Electric Mini Boat Ticket (Seats up to 5 people with a maximum of 850lbs)

Bring Your Own Boat
# of Persons must adhere to legal capacity of the vessel Quagga Inspection Quagga Tag required prior to vessel entry into water. If you don’t have a Quagga Tag, boat must be completely dry when you arrive.

Beach Seating
Bring Chairs, Blankets and watch films on the beach!

Add Ons

Prepared Picnic For Two (2) $99
Includes: sandwiches, sides, chips, desert, sparkling water
Vegan & Non-Vegan Options. Menus sent the week prior.

Prepared Picnic For Four (4) 
Includes: sandwiches, sides, chips, desert, sparkling water
Vegan & Non-Vegan Options. Menus sent the week prior.

$189

Charcuterie box For Two (2)

Vegan & Non-Vegan Options

Charcuterie Box For Four (4)

Vegan & Non-Vegan Options

Artisan Pizza Delivery To Your Boat 

12” pizza made to order

BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic)

Corkage Fee

FAQ

WHAT TIME CAN I CHECK IN?

  • Check in begins at 6pm and continues until 7:45pm and your whole party must be present to take your boat out. A valid ID will be required from one person in your party to hold during your rental
      • Not applicable for Bring Your Own Boat Ticket Holders

DOES EACH PERSON NEED THEIR OWN TICKET?

  • NO. You only need to purchase one ticket for either the MINI ELECTRIC BOAT, PARTY BOAT FLOAT or BRING YOUR OWN BOAT and adhere to the capacity limits

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE MY OWN BOAT?

  • You don’t need a boat. One of the best parts about boat cinema is renting our mini electric boats and having fun driving them yourself.

DO I NEED BOATING EXPERIENCE FOR THE ELECTRIC MINI BOATS?

  • NO.
  • All General admission and VIP tickets will go through a safety orientation with your electric boat prior to boarding
  • You will drive your own boat via an escort boat that will guide you to your movie watching spot.

HOW WILL I KEEP MY MINI BOAT OR FLOAT FROM FLOATING AWAY?

  • All boats will hook into a mooring system to keep you enjoying the movie vs worrying about floating away!

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?

  • At least one person in your party must be 18 or older to rent our electric boats and our party float boat

HOW MANY MINI BOATS ARE THERE?

  • Approximately 20 Mini Electric Boats are available for each movie. This means they will sell quickly and you may not get your first choice of movie but it also means the attention to your experience is of the utmost priority and will be superior.

WILL BOATS HAVE LIFE JACKETS?

  • Life Jackets will be provided for those customers renting our electric boats or inflatable rafts. Everyone on the boat must have access to their life jacket at all times.
  • Under state law, it is an infraction, punishable by a fine of up to $250, to operate a vessel of any length unless every child under 13 years of age on board is wearing a Coast Guard-approved life jacket.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I PUT IN MY MINI ELECTRIC BOAT?

  • Boats fit up to 5 people with a maximum weight capacity of 850lbs

WHAT IF I HAVE TO PEE?

  • All those renting our electric boats and inflatable rafts; You will be allowed to drive your boat to shore to use the restrooms. YOU MUST RETURN TO THE EXACT SAME SPACE IN WHICH YOU ORIGINATED.  YOU MAY NOT TAKE SOMEONE ELSES SPOT WHO MAY ALSO BE IN THE RESTROOM. An attendant will help reposition your boat after your return from the restroom. Please do not urinate in the lake, you will be asked to leave without refund.

CAN I THROW MY TRASH IN THE LAKE?

  • ABSOLUTELY NOT. YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE EVENT AND BANNED FROM THE LAKE. You will be responsible for picking up all your trash and removing it from your boat and disposing in a receptacle. Rental equipment should be returned as you received it. If damaged you will be responsible for the fees

CAN I WEAR MY SHOES IN THE PARTY BOAT FLOAT?

  • Please help us keep our Party Boat Floats from damage. We ask that you wear slip on shoes so you can easily remove them before entering the Party Boat Float. Additionally, there are mesh bottoms on portions of the floor which allow a shallow layer of water into the boat so you can put your feet in the water if you’d like.

WILL I GET WET?

  • You may get wet. The party boat floats have mesh bottoms that allow a shallow layer of water into your float to put your feet in, which is great for beating the heat. You can also sit on portions of the float that keep you dryer. However, you are coming to an event on a lake beach so be prepared for water and sand.

ARE TICKETS PER PERSON OR PER BOAT?

  • All Tickets are per vessel and then you just have to adhere to our capacity limits.

WILL THERE BE FOOD FOR PURCHASE AT BOAT CINEMA? 

  • YES! Onsite Food & Beverage will be available for purchase.  We recommend you pre-order at least 70 hours in advance to ensure you food order can be fulfilled.

CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND BEVERAGE? 

  • YES! If you want to bring your own food, YOU MUST PURCHASE the “Bring Your Own Picnic” Corkage fee located in the ADD ON MENU on our website or by clicking on the link on your ticket confirmation. If you arrive with your own food/bev and without a “BYOP” add on ticket, you will be charged $35 in line when you check in.   NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED ON YOUR BOAT.

WHAT IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER?

  • Boat Cinema is rain or shine.  However, if ever there is dangerous weather we contact you via email with details on how to transfer your tickets to another screening or obtain a refund.  We will also announce on our Instagram handle Boat Cinema LA @boatcinema

CAN I BRING MY PET?

  • Dogs Under 30 pounds are permitted.  Dogs weight counts toward your boat weight limit.

CAN I SMOKE?

  • Smoking is prohibited in all Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation areas

HOW DO I BRING MY OWN BOAT?

  • All boats will enter at the lagoon boat launch and will require a Quagga Inspection (Applicable to Bring your own Boat ticket holders ONLY). You may launch early in the day to spend the day on the lake and check in at the movie at the appropriate time.
  • The boats must be 100% cleaned, drained, and dry. Do not wash the boat. Do not run the boat on the hose.  Do not put ice into the boat until after the inspection.  Every portion of the boat will be inspected:
  • Hull
  • Hull fittings.
  • Trailer
  • Water intakes
  • Water outlets
  • Exhaust outlets
  • Engine compartment
  • All storage compartments
  • Livewells and ballast tanks if applicable
  • The anchor
  • All equipment on the boat

All boaters are welcome to obtain an inspection prior to the night of the movie, a re-entry seal will lock the trailer to the boat.  If the boat has an approved lake re-entry seal, they can bypass the inspection.  Re-entry seals are accepted from the following lakes:  Lake Perris, Silverwood Lake, Lake Puddingstone, Lake Nacimiento, Lake Crawley and Lake Tahoe.

All boats must have been off of the water from quagga or zebra mussel positive waters for at least 8 days.

If the aquatic invasive species inspection is failed, the boat will be excluded from launching and must dry out for 8 days prior to re-inspection.  Any questions on the inspection process please call the park office 661 257-4050.

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