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Boat Cinema is here and we are ready for it!  πŸŽ₯🚀

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 and artisan pizza delivery!

πŸ“Castaic Lake Park Headquarters, 32132 Castaic Lake Dr, Castaic, CA 91384
πŸ“† Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: July 2 - September 24
Starting in September - limited Thursday dates available!
⏰ Movies start at 8 PM, Check-In Begins at 6 PM
🍹 ~Just Announced~ Captains Cocktail Hour will start at 5 PM! Come early and join us for a welcome toast on the beach. The Boat Cinema Beach Bar opens at 5pm on all Boat Cinema dates and is open the duration of the event! The Boat Cinema Beach Bar is a cash bar.

🎟 Ticket Options:
General Admission $249
IncludesElectric Mini Boat Rental (Up to 5 people: total weight capacity 850lbs)

VIP (Front Row) $299
IncludesElectric Mini Boat Rental (Up to 5 people: total weight capacity 850lbs)

Beach Seating $20
Enjoy the movie from the beach! Bring your own beach chairs or towels to sit on!

πŸŽ₯ Movie Lineup:

September Schedule:

Thursday, September 16 at 8 PM: Jaws
Friday, September 17 at 8 PM: The Shallows
Saturday, September 18 at 8 PM: Pulp Fiction
Sunday, September 19 at 8 PM: Frozen II

After you complete your purchase, you will receive a link where you can add extra's to your order! Food can be ordered up to 48 hours before your showing! The following add-ons will be available for purchase: 
- Prepared Picnic For 2 ($99)

Includes: sandwiches, sides, chips, desert, sparkling water
Vegan & Non-Vegan Options. Menus sent the week prior.
-Prepared Picnic For Four (4) ($189)
Includes: sandwiches, sides, chips, desert, sparkling water
Vegan & Non-Vegan Options. Menus sent the week prior.
Artisan Pizza Delivery To Your Boat ($25)
12” pizza made to order
-BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic) ($30)
Corkage Fee

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Your entire party must be present to check-in for your boat reservation.
  • Check in begins at 6pm and continues until 7:45pm. We recommend arriving between 6 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 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)

Electric Boats

  • 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.

Mooring System

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

Sound System

  • The movies are played out loud so you do not need any additional equipment to listen to the movies!

Age Limits

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

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.


  • Electric Mini Boats Fit up to 5 people: total weight capacity 850lbs
  • Party Boat Float: Fit up to 6 people


  • All those renting our electric boats and inflatable rafts; You will be allowed to drive your boat to shore to use the restrooms. Your space to watch the movie may change if you leave. An attendant will help reposition your boat after your return from the restroom
  • Please do not urinate in the lake, you may be asked to leave without refund.

Trash & Cleaning: Boat and Inflatable Raft Rentals

  • You will be responsible for picking up all your trash and cleaning your rental equipment
  • Rental equipment should be returned as you received it
  • If damaged you will be responsible for the fees

Food & Beverage

  • Onsite food and beverage will be available for purchase. We recommend you to pre-order
  • Can you bring outside food and drink?
    β–  There is a corkage fee of $30 to bring your own outside food and drink. 

Weather Policy

  • 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


  • Pets under 30lbs are permitted and must have a life preserver
  • Pets count towards the total weight of your electric boat rental


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

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. 

Quagga Inspection (Applicable to Bring your own Boat ticket holders ONLY)

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.


- All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges. Reschedules are not available within 2 weeks of movie date
- Refunds will not be issued for boats who don't pass inspection (for Bring Your Own Boat option)


Once you make your ticket and date selection, scroll down to the green "NEXT" button to complete checkout!

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