Drive-In Movie Theaters in Illinois | Drive-In Movie Theaters in IL
Please enjoy our list of drive-in movie theaters in Illinois.
Blue Moonlight Drive-In Theatre
The Blue Moonlight Drive-In Theatre opened in 1948, closed in 1980, and then reopened again in 2005. They offer a full sit-down mean with a full grill, serving tenderloins and other food. Their website has not been updated, so you will need to call for showtimes.
Location: 2875 West Main Street, Galesburg, IL 61401 (Just West of Town)
Ticket Prices: Adults $7, Children Free
Website: http://www.myspace.com/driveinn (Not Updated)
Clark 54 Drive-In Theatre
The Clark 54 Drive-In Theatre provides a double feature Friday and Saturday nights. They provide a full concession stand including hotdogs and hamburgers, and pride themselves on providing a friendly environment, especially for children.
Location: 19312 US Highway 54, Rockport, IL (Southwest of Pittsfield)
Ticket Prices: Adults 13+ $5, Children 5-12 $3, Children Under 5 Free
Founded in 1953, the Fairview Drive in Theater continues to show a double feature every Friday through Sunday during the summer season. Their concessions include full dinner basket specials and half-priced drink refills.
Location: 16045 East State Highway 33, Willow Hill, IL (Between Newton and Willow Hill)
Ticket Prices: Adults 13+ $5, Children 3-12 $3, Children Under 3 Free
Galva Autovue Drive-In Theater
The Galva Autovue has one of the lowest admission prices in the country at $3 per person. They show a single first-run movie on Friday and Saturday nights on each of two screens. In order to recoup the costs of their low ticket prices, they ask that patrons not bring their own food.
Harvest Moon Drive In
The Harvest Moon Drive In has two screens, each showing a single movie on weekends from Friday to Sunday. For concessions, they have a special burger barn that runs on Friday and Saturday night. The theater is especially dedicated to environmentalism, using LED and solar technology.
Location: 1123 South Sangamon Ave, Gibson City, IL (At the South End of Town)
Ticket Prices: $6 per person 4+, Children Under 4 Free
Litchfield Skyview Drive-In
Located on historic Route 66, Litchfield Skyview Drive In provides double features every weekend of first-run movies and is one of two theaters in Illinois with the same name. They have a full concession stand including pizza, hotdogs and hamburgers. They also host classic car shows from time to time.
Location: N Route 66, Litchfield, IL (In the Northwest Corner of Town)
Ticket Prices: $3 per person, Children Under 5 Free
Showtimes: http://www.litchfieldskyview.com/ (Click the “Now Showing” Tab)
McHenry Outdoor Cinema
McHenry Outdoor Cinema provides non-current films every Friday and Saturday night. Don’t let the lack of new releases fool you, though, as the movies they show are true drive-in classics like Jaws and Grease
Location: 1510 North Chapel Hill Road, McHenry, IL (Just Northeast of Town)
Ticket Prices: Adults 12+ $5, Children $3
Midway Drive-In and Diner
The Midway Drive-In and Diner combines a full diner with their movies, serving dinner and allowing you to bring those dinners to your car. In addition, the Midway shows more films than is typical. While they show double features Friday and Saturday, they show triple features on Sunday. They also have special movie marathons of four movies from time to time. Note that they do not allow outside food.
Location: 91 Palmyra Rd, Sterling, IL (Northeast of Town)
Ticket Prices: Adults 12+ $7.50, Children 3-11 $4, Children Under 3 Free
Route 34 Drive In
The Route 34 Drive In shows a double feature every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Unlike many drive in theaters, they make a point of using real butter on their popcorn. Note that glass bottles are not permitted in the drive-in.
Location: 4468 East 12th Road, Earlville, IL (Just West of Town)
Ticket Prices: Adults 13+: $8, Seniors 62+ $7, Children 5-12 $6
Route 66 Drive In
The Route 66 Drive In provides a traditional drive-in experience on the historic Route 66. They show movies nightly from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day Weekend. They have a playground for children before the movie starts, and they do not allow pets.
Location: 1700 Recreation Drive, Springfiled, IL (Just Southwest of Town)
Ticket Prices: Adults 13+ $7, Children 4-12 $4, Children 3 and Under Free
Skyview Drive-In Theatre (Belleville)
The Skyview Drive-In Theatre dates back to 1949, when it provided a single screen for patrons, and is one of two drive-ins in Illinois with the same name. In 1982, the drive-in added a second screen, and now shows two double features every night during the summer peak and on weekends during the off-peak. They have special events like Classic Car nights and Bring Your Dog Nights.
Location: 5700 N Belt West, Belleville, IL (Just Northwest of Town)
Ticket Prices: Adults 13+ $10, Children – Two free for each paying adult, or $3 each