Schedule of events:
6 pm: Gates open for patrons.
Patrons begin Decorating Cars for TRUNK OR TREAT
Roving Monsters and Zombies will be wandering the theater grounds for pictures
7:15 pm: The Movies start
Intermission: Costume Contest held in front of the Snack Bar
Movies resume and the night wraps up like normal
A staple from the beginning, our Theatre is filled with Roving Zombies and Monsters. Once the sunsets, watch out as they wander around the lot as you watch your horror movie.
PLEASE READ FOR
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION DUE TO COVID 19!
Online Ticket Sales are available as presale only and 75% of our total parking capacity is available due to Covid-19 restrictions. You MUST follow these directions exactly to purchase a ticket online and guarantee your parking space as we are limited to 1/2 of our capacity on each screen right now. We shutdown all presale tickets at 5 pm the night of the show or earlier in the event they have been sold out of online parking capacity. However we do have 25% off the parking spaces available for normal ticket sales at the box office during our regular hours. Online Tickets do have extra fees involved for processing. PLEASE, READ the FAQS Page on this webiste BEFORE you purchase a ticket online so you are aware of the current restrictions on our operations due to Covid 19.
To purchase tickets follow these directions:
Click on the 'Big Red Ticket' below to go to our Presale Ticket App.
Look at the dates and click on the showtime of the movie you wish to purchase tickets for.
On the next page, select one of the (Car + Driver) OR (Front Row Car + Driver) ticket types first. This ticket will guarantee your parking spot at the theater and admission for the driver of the vehicle. We have 10 Reserved Front Row spots per screen each night and 75% of our capacity of each screen set aside for Car + Driver spots. You MUST choose one of those ticket types to secure a parking spot at this time. If they are sold out, you will not be able to purchase them and you'll have to arrive early to get a spot from the other 25% capacity onsite. All parking except 'Front Row' is first come first served as you arrive at the theater.
Next, select the other tickets you need for your vehicle.(Adult 12 & Older) or (Child 4-11). You will need to purchase a ticket for everyone you expect to come in your vehicle.
Finally, If you plan to bring in food or drinks to enjoy at the theater, please add the 'Food Permit' ticket. You only need 1 Food Permit per vehicle and we donate a percentage of each sale to St. Jude!
From there, check out. Make sure your email address is correct to get the Tickets sent to you.
We will also need your correct name to check in at the theater.
If you have questions or issues,
you can email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 815-268-4000 and ask for Ben.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: With the Limitations of operating during the Covid-19 Pandemic, this will be the best option to guarantee admission for the movie of your choice. No refunds will be given, so plan accordingly. Be very precise on which night you choose to attend as we cannot switch nights due to the new rules in place and demand for online tickets.
Parking is ALWAYS first come, first served, so it is very important that you arrive as early as possible when attending a busy movie at the drive-in! ALL PRESALE TICKETS MUST BE REDEEMED AT THE THEATER 1 HOUR PRIOR TO SHOWTIME ON WEEKENDS IF POSSIBLE AND 1/2 HOUR BEFORE SHOWTIME SUNDAY - THURSDAY NIGHTS.
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We host our annual Costume Contest with prizes for both Kids, Adults, and 1 Best Dressed Award for the most dazzling costume each night. The contest will be held during intermission with prizes donated by local groups and businesses.
Bring out the candy and decorate your vehicle. From the time the gates open until the sun sets, kids wander the lot for Trunk or Treat collecting goodies in their costumes. Our participants decorate the vehicles in spooky fashion or themes the help the kids find the vehicles participating in the goody giveaways.
Fun Extras for everyone to enjoy:
2020 marks the 9th anniversary of our annual FRIGHTFEST pre-Halloween celebration. Each year we deck the place out in spooky decorations and bring in some fun extras for everyone to enjoy and get excited about the upcoming October Holiday.
This year is no exception and we've expanded the event to 3 full weekends of fun! Weekend 1 is the end of September with a brand new event: The Monster Mash, featuring the original 1930's/40's classic Universal Monster Movies! Only the movies are showing with some limited food specials and music during our Monster Mash weekend.
Weekends 2 & 3 are for all audiences only as we'll have family friendly Halloween themed movies on screen 1 for the kids and scary horror movies on screen 2 for the horror fans.
Monster Mash Info: 4 Big DOUBLE FEATURES of the old school monster movies over a single weekend. Thursday & Friday September 24th & 25th: The Wolfman(1941) & The Creature from the Black Lagoon(1954) on screen 1 and the Phantom of the Opera(1943) and The Invisible Man(1933) on screen 2.
September 26th & 27th: Dracula(1931) & The Mummy(1932) on screen 1 or Frankenstein(1931) & Bride of Frankenstein(1935) on screen 2.
What is Frightfest 2020?
We've got DOUBLE FEATURES on both screens. Screen 1 will host the family friendly movies Halloween themed movies while Screen 2 has the mix of newer and classic horror movie favorites!
Weekend 2: October 2nd & 3rd
Weekend 3: October 9th & 10th
Weekend 4: October 16th & 17th
The whole drive-in gets a spooky makeover with Halloween style props, decorations, ghosts and more including our Skeleton Horse drawn Hearse and more.
We host our annual Costume Contest each night for both adults and kids with great prizes donated by local organizations and businesses.
Prior to the movies starting we have a host of activities for everyone to enjoy including Trunk or Treat, car decorations and of course all of our usual food and fun.
Once the sun sets each night, the ghouls come to life with our Roving Zombies and Monsters scaring people on screen 2.
Fun Food Specials including:
Zombie Brains Funnel Cakes
Spider Web Cotton Candy
Caramel Apples and more!