CCCC drive-in features ‘The Nightmare before Christmas’

CCCC drive-in features ‘The Nightmare before Christmas’Pack the family up in the car, or bring a date, and head on up to the college on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 for a free showing of the “Nightmare Before Christmas” at 6:45 p.m.

Cerro Coso Community College students are hosting the contact-free viewing experience – a movie experience like no other, set up on the hill with stunning views of the valley skyline below.

Following the success of their last Drive-In Movie, the Student Government of Cerro Coso invites the community to join them for a special screening of the “Nightmare Before Christmas” from the comfort of their cars.

A 1993 American stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy film “The Nightmare Before Christmas” was directed by Henry Selick and produced and conceived by Tim Burton. Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere. Danny Elfman wrote the songs and score, and provided the singing voice of Jack. The principal voice cast also includes Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Ken Page, Paul Reubens, Glenn Shadix, and Ed Ivory. The Nightmare Before Christmas originated in a poem written by Burton in 1982 while he was working as an animator at Walt Disney Productions.

Free and open to the public, the event will be located in the college main parking lot.

Movie goers are encouraged to get cozy with blankets and pillows and be sure to bring snacks and beverages, and enjoy some family-friendly, physically distant fun for the whole family.

The Drive-In experience will follow all public health and safety protocols as mandated by local, county, and state public health agencies.

A Drive-In Guide is available on the college website at to help movie goers get the most of their drive-in experience.

Story First Published: 2020-10-23