It's Drive-In Season!

It's Drive-In Season!

The good old days of the drive-in experience are not completely confined to our precious memories. New memories can still be created at a few select locations still in operation here in the Midwest. Even better, it's still possible to see a classic horror movie under the stars in 2013! Sadly, these remaining drive-ins have been forced to begin funding the extremely expensive digital conversion in order to stay in business. Learn more about that and the Midway Drive-In with photos here.

Speaking of the Midway Drive-In, Flashback Weekend is hosting one of their great horror fests this weekend there! (It's located between Sterling and Dixon in Illinois on 91 Palmyra Road.) Saturday, April 20th, catch John Carpenter's The Thing, Aliens, and The Town That Dreaded Sundown on the 90-ft. screen! There's always a bountiful supply of unique, vintage concession ads and trailers, plus other surprises. The gates will open at 7pm and the show begins at dusk! Adults $10; Kids $5.

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Be sure to check Flashback Weekend's Facebook page for updates (in case they add a fourth film!), as well as the Midway website. Iron Man 3 is set to screen on May 3rd!

Another location close to Chicago and currently open is the Cascade Drive-In at 1100 E. North Avenue, West Chicago, IL 60185. This weekend, see Oblivion at 8pm and Identity Thief at 10:25pm, April 19th-21st. Admission is $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-11. Kids under 5 and pets get in free. *Cash only. Visit the Cascade's Facebook page and website for further updates!

See you at the movies!

Previous posts on Drive-Ins: Summer Madness and Saving the Midway

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