Remember drive-in movies? The old-school open-air theatres are having a renaissance, since staying in your car is a great way to get out while social distancing. And they’re popping up all over Chicago, along with plenty of outdoor movie screenings. Here are some spots where you can safely catch a flick with friends this winter at an outdoor movie theatre in Chicago.
Drive-in movie theatres in Chicago
ChiTown Movies in Pilsen: Enjoy classic movies under the stars at this drive-in theatre in Pilsen. Each parking spot has an excellent view of their extra-large screen. This month, they’ll be hosting a variety of family-friendly movies, like Finding Nemo and Jurassic Park. And don’t forget the movie snacks — you can order popcorn, mulled wine, hot chocolate, and more right to your car. Tickets start at $33 per car.
Drive-in at Lincoln Yards: The landmark Davis Theatre in Lincoln Square is programming movie nights at this new drive-in at the Lincoln Yards lot. The film line-up includes Scrooged, Home Alone, Elf, and more. The show starts at sunset and you can add concession items or a full drive-in menu from Ada Street. Tickets are $35 per car.
Chicago Drive-In Theater in Bridgeview: On Chicago’s southwest side, SeatGeek Stadium has set up a new drive-in theatre for some socially distant winter fun. Movies like A Christmas Story, The Polar Express, Die Hard, and more play up on the big screen, while audio is streamed directly through your car’s FM radio. They also have candy, soda, chips, and ice cream available for purchase. General admission is $30 per car, preferred parking is $50 per car.
Whiskey Business: In Wicker Park, Whiskey Business will be turning their popular rooftop bar into an outdoor movie theatre. Films include The Grinch, It’s a Wonderful Life, Bad Santa, and more. Enjoy a night under the stars with classic movies every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.