Sep 26 2016

The Best Chicago Drive-ins to Visit in the Fall

Published by at 12:04 pm under Community Events,Local Events

Best Chicago Drive-ins to Visit

The leaves are changing, the air is cooling and you just pulled out your trunk of sweaters from the attic. Summer has ended and fall is welcoming us with open arms. But even if pumpkins are in and pool passes are out, there are some traditionally summer activities that you don’t have to kiss goodbye just yet. So, gather up some blankets, pour some hot tea in a travel mug and pack up the car! Here are the best Chicago drive-ins to visit this fall.

Cascade Drive-in

This West Chicago drive-in offers weekend features in rain or shine (that’s top up or down, for you roadster fans). Open since 1961, The Cascade is the largest drive-in in Illinois. They offer concessions (including, of course, Chicago-style hot dogs). They also allow customers to bring in their own outside food (with the exception of anything from Scooby’s Hot Dogs next door, who refuse to dim the lights for the movie-goers’ sakes!). With double features every Friday, Saturday and Sunday into the fall months, the Cascade drive-in makes a great weekend outing.

Harvest Moon Drive-in

Head south from Chicago to Gibson City where you will find Harvest Moon Drive-in. This outdoor theatre was opened in the 1950s, shut down in the 1980s, and then reopened for the love of film. It even survived a tornado (which probably didn’t prevent them from screening “Twister” years later!) Visit Harvest Moon for a movie or two, in rain or shine. Arrive early to grill out and let the kids play on the playground or rent out a lawn game like cornhole from the Tiki Hut. Want extra bang for your buck? Visit on select weeks in September to participate in the 5th annual Fright Fest for Halloween themed double features, costume contests and more.

If you’re in the mood for some spooky good prices and friendly people, come on down to Sierra Mazda today for a new ride!

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