2017 Special Events Calendar
Here is a list of our special events for our 63rd season:
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!
Screen 1: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men tell no Tales followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Screen 2: Baywatch & Alien: Covenant
All three food stands open Friday - Sunday Night
Memorial Day Monday May 29th: We are now open 7 nights a week with weekly specials
Harvest Moon's Pirate Fest! Join us for Pirate themed dress up contest, cardboard box boat contest, free pirate plunder(eye patches and temporary tattoos), a pirate scavenger hunt with prizes and double features! Screen 1: Wonder Woman & Baywatch, Screen 2: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men tell no Tales and The Goonies. Lot's of fun for this event
National Drive-In Day (Hollingshead Day) - Tuesday, June 6th- come out and celebrate 84 years of drive-in theatres! We'll have a special carload admission rate for the evening in honor of the event, and lot's of great food specials.
Hot Rod Power Tour Night, Tuesday June 13th - on Tuesday June 13th the Hot Rod Power Tour is coming to Champaign. So, we are hosting a Power Tour Special for those visiting the drive-in from the tour and any locals that meet the power tour vehicle guidelines(hopped up muscle car, highly customized tuner or motorcycle, or straight up classic car or truck). For that night only, we're running a special at $10 per car for those that meet the qualifications. The $10 will include admission for everyone in that vehicle, plus 1 med popcorn and large soft drink($10 value). We're hoping to fill the lot with hundreds of hot rods that night. Regular patrons are also welcome and regular admission rates apply. We'll have the snack bar and burger barn both open for the evening and some other 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 food specials going on that night. Movies will be 'Cars 3' and 'The Mummy'.
Father's Day (Sunday, June 18) - all father's in attendance get a free value drink and popcorn(or $1 off a larger size of each).
Father's Day Sunday June 18th: Our 2nd CLASSIC CAR CRUISE NIGHT arrives at the drive-in where all those drivers bringing out a 'classic, hot rod, souped up muscle car, motorcycle, heavily modified truck or tuner' will get in for FREE. Passengers are subject to regular admission rates and normal admissions will be going on like usual. We'll be opening the gate a 1/2 hour early at 7pm for those that want to bring out the oldies. Join us for some great movies and fun cars under the stars!
Our Annual Kid's Carnival Sunday June 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! Movies TBD
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.