Before the weekend starts, many people want to know what’s open and what they can do. Although many businesses remain closed, certain operations are beginning to come back, slowly. One such business is movie theaters, but instead of conventional theaters, several drive-in theaters will open. This post will go over the locations of the drive in theaters, how to purchase tickets, and safety rules.
If you’ve been itching to see a movie on a big screen, than you’ll be delighted to hear about Chicago’s drive-in theaters. According to the Sun-times, The ChiTown Movies drive-in is located at 2343 S. Throop St. in Pilsen. It opened earlier this week and runs screening of “Star Wars: A New Hope” at 8:50 p.m. and 11:50 p.m. through June 15. The cost per car is $33 for 5 adults, plus an extra $5 per extra adult. The article states that 107 spots exist, so if you want to secure a spot early head over to www.ChiTownMovies.com. Additionally, the venue operators will allow folks to use restrooms. However that is the only time people should exit their vehicles. In order to use the concession stands, people will need to call in or order online, and workers will bring the food to you.
If you live in the suburbs, particularly the southwest suburbs, then the Bridgeview location might be best for you. The location for the Bridgeview drive-in theater is SeatGeek Stadium, 7000 S. Harlem Ave. You can purchase tickets at www.chicagodrivein.com for $30-$50. Similarly to the city location, this location will have a concession stand and restroom. If you plan on using either facility, you must wear a mask. The stadium gates open at 7pm, and the first screening starts at 8:30 PM, with midnight screenings on Fridays and Saturdays.
According to the Sun-times, other drive-in theaters are expected to open up throughout the city as summer approaches. You can find a more details in the article. Additionally for everyone’s safety, follow each venue’s rules to ensure everyone has a good experience.