FORT MASON FLIX: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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Fort Mason Center

2 Marina Boulevard

San Francisco, CA 94109

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FORT MASON FLIX Presents: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas “Blast this Christmas music. It's joyful and triumphant.”

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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Dir: Ron Howard, 2000


105 min.

With Jim Carrey, Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Bill Irwin, Molly Shannon, and Taylor Momsen

Dr. Seuss’ classic Christmas story gets a high energy make-over as Jim Carrey takes on the role of the Christmas-hating Grinch. Poised to stop Christmas from coming to Whoville by stealing every last bit of it, the Grinch saddles up his dog Max and proceeds to undo all that holiday decorating and gift-giving. Luckily the Christmas spirit, in the form of Cindy Lou Who (Momsen) and her fellow Whos, proves impossible to stop.


All Parking is General Admission

Tickets are general admission, there is no assigned parking. Staff will do their best to accommodate all vehicles.

For sightline reasons, taller vehicles such as SUVs will be parked towards the rear of the venue so as not to block the views of smaller cars.

Hatchback Viewing

First come first served, for consideration of other patron’s viewing you will be placed in the back of the lot.

(Pro-Tip: Come early, it fills up fast.)

Late Arrivals

In order to ensure all patrons have an enjoyable experience please arrive early. Any late arrivals, 20 minutes after the showing has begun, will not be permitted into the event. Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable.

Restroom Use

When patrons exit their vehicles to use the restroom facilities, they must wear a mask at all times and adhere to protocols laid out by restroom docents, e.g., one person at a time in the restroom, 6' apart in lines, etc.

Occupancy for Vehicle

Each vehicle may only be occupied by members of the same household who have already been in close contact with each other.


Car headlights must be turned off during the film. Prior to arrival, please locate how to manually turn car headlights off.

There will be ZERO tolerance for those not complying with the above. Guests who cannot or will not comply will be asked to leave the premises and no refunds will be given.

Health & Safety Guidelines

  • Masks will be required by all attendees over the age of 2 when outside of the vehicle. Mask with exhalation valve are not allowed.
  • Parking spaces are distanced by 6 feet to promote and maintain social distancing.
  • Attendees are asked to remain in their vehicles when not using the restroom facilities or purchasing from concessions.
  • Restroom facilities will be regularly cleaned and sanitized.
  • Concessions will be marked with all socially distant signage and enforced.
  • Please follow socially distance requirements at all times including concessions and bathrooms. Attendees who fail to follow safe distancing at the request of staff will cause the attendee to be subject to ejection of the event. No refunds given.
  • FAQ

    Tickets at the door?

    For safety reasons, we are limiting ticket sales to online only.


    You will need your mask at all times when you are not in your vehicle. This accounts for restroom use, concession purchasing, or leaving the footprint of your vehicle for any reason.

    Film Audio?

    Audio will be broadcasted through FM stereo sound that is tuned directly through your car’s FM stereo. Turn your key to accessory mode to keep your stereo on. If you don’t have an FM stereo, please bring a portable radio--there are limited numbers available for use at the event. In the rare instance that your battery dies, we will have jumper cables to get you on your way.


    In the event of light to moderate rain, FORT MASON FLIX will remain open. In cases of heavy and sustained rain, FORT MASON FLIX may close at the sole discretion of Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture management. Ticket holders for any screening cancelled pursuant to this policy shall receive a credit to the future show of their choice.

    Entry for parking?

    FMCAC will allow cars to enter starting 60 minutes prior to the screening time.


    Bathrooms are located in Building D (the long building flanking the right-side of the parking area).


    To minimize contacts, concessions will be exclusively available for purchase through the Off the Grid app. Please download the app in advance of arriving. We ask that all visitors place orders from their car before visiting the concession stand to pick up their food.



    Sitting in the back of our car with the trunk open?

    We will try to accommodate these requests. Please inform our parking staff on arrival if you would like to do so. You must remain within the footprint of your vehicle at all times.

    Can I bring chairs and sit outside of my car?

    No, you must stay within your car footprint at all times.

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