2017 Special Events Calendar
Here is a list of our special events for our 63rd season:
Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Meet the Easter Bunny - (Saturday, April 15th)- come out early for our 2nd annual Easter Egg Hunt. We'll have the Easter Bunny out for photos on both Friday and Saturday night of that weekend, and the East Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday during the intermission. We've got hundreds of eggs with candy and drive-in prizes in them waiting to be found. It is 1 egg per child during the hunt, unless we've got a slow attendance that night.
Classic Car Cruise in Night, Saturday April 22nd. Come out to the drive-in in a classic car/truck, modified sports car, or motorcycle and the DRIVER will get in for free! All passengers subject to normal admission prices. Prize packages at intermission for top judged vehicles on each screen. Gates will open early for those bring out the classics and people coming to see the movies will be able to walk around and see the cars/take photos of them. Expecting to show the new movie: Fate of the Furious and screen 2 TBD.
Luau Weekend! Not only will we have some of the hottest movies of the summer on the big screen, but we'll also have our 2nd annual Luau! The drive-in gets a fun makeover, we've got an awesome photobooth with props, and some luau themed food specials in our food stands, PLUS everyone that comes out can get a complimentary lei from our Tiki Hut!
Mother's Day (Sunday, May 14th) - all mothers in attendance on Mother's Day will get a free value drink & popcorn.
Memorial Day Weekend Double Features (Friday, May 26; Saturday, May 27: Sunday, May 28) - come out and enjoy DOUBLE FEATURES for the same admission price! (It will be opening weekend for Pirates of The Caribbean-Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Harvest Moon's Pirate Fest! Join us for Pirate themed contests and prizes, a photo booth, and more June 2nd-3rd.
National Drive-In Day (Hollingshead Day) - Tuesday, June 6th- come out and celebrate 84 years of drive-in theatres! We'll have a special admission rate for the evening in honor of the event, and lot's of great food specials.
June 16th: Harvest Moon's reopening fest! Great new movie on the big screen for the families on a day that marks 28 years since we reopened under the current ownership. Lot's of fun and specials going on that night.
Father's Day (Sunday, June 18) - all father's in attendance get a free value drink and popcorn.
Our Annual Kid's Carnival Sunday 25th. Tons of fun games for kids of all ages with great prizes, potentially rides, food specials, and guest appearances from Lightning McQueen, Gru and the Minions, and even Olaf from Frozen! All proceeds benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospitals.
Meet Gru and the Minions! - Friday, June 30 - Monday, July 3rd - opening weekend for the movie: DESPICABLE ME 3 - Double Feature Weekend as well to celebrate the July 4th Holiday!
June 30th, July 1st, and July 2nd come on out for our annual Independence Day weekend with DOUBLE FEATURES, DIGITAL FIREWORKS, and guest appearances from movie characters!
July 7th-9th: Our annual Harvest Moon Birthday Party Weekend with DOUBLE FEATURES, FOOD SPECIALS, and some photo opportunities with movie characters.
July 20th: 1 night only, Harvest Moon's Retro Monster Bash fundraiser featuring the 1957 classic: "The Beginning of the End" with a story line featuring local towns and places including some local footage. We'll have some food specials to coincide with the movie and it'll be a full on blast from the past experience. All proceeds from ticket sales and a portion of the food sales go to benefit the Ford County Historical Society. Don't miss out!
July 21st-22nd: Christmas in July with food specials, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause and more!
Rocky Horror Picture Show night. Prop packs, singing, costume contest and prizes galore for this annual adventure.
Hit's of the Summer 2017 ends to summer season Labor Day weekend with double features, food specials, and some extras to be announced later.
Our 6th Annual Frightfest kicks off with spooky movies for families and horror movies for adults. Our newly revise Walk of the Dead haunted trail(carnival of fear edition), costume contests, trunk or treat, vendors, food specials and more. Bigger and Better than ever, 2 full weekends of fun!
6th Annual 80's Flashback Weekend with iconic 80's movies, costume contests with great prizes, and some can't be missed appearances.
Howl at the Moon fundraiser to benefit the University of Illinois Wildlife Clinic
End of the Season gala event
Our annual Black Friday Sales Spectacular gives you the best gifts and prices of the year on tickets, food and more.