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 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: This outdoor drive-in is currently hosting Asian Pop-up Cinema, a semiannual film festival that brings specially curated Asian films to Chicago. This round of movies includes Oscar-nominated Minari. Catch a variety of screenings from now through May 2.

Night Out in the Parks: The Chicago Park District is bringing more than 100 outdoor screenings of family-friendly films to neighborhood parks this summer. The series will kick off July 6 at Oakdale Park.

SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview: On Chicago’s southwest side, SeatGeek Stadium has set up a new drive-in concert experience for some socially distant live music. Get your tickets today to see house music, jam bands, DJs, and more. Ticket prices vary.

McHenry Outdoor Theater: It’s all about nostalgia at this old-school movie theatre. Drive on in and catch classic films like Jaws and Twister. Tickets are sold at box office on a first come, first serve basis, so get there early for a spot.

Whiskey Business: In Wicker Park, Whiskey Business will be turning their popular rooftop bar into an outdoor movie theatre. Options include the latest Marvel films, Anchor Man, Ace Ventura, and more. Enjoy a night under the stars with classic movies every Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. Reserve your table in advance.

Movies in the Park
Photo courtesy Chicago Park District