Please read the information below for all information pertaining to Covid-19 operation changes at the drive-in. As the area moves from different tiers and phases throughout our season, these will be updated to reflect current conditions.
For the duration of the SEASON, we will be requiring these modifications to the drive-in experience. We will be changing these restrictions as the season proceeds and we are allowed to in coordination with the local health dept., CDC, WHO and IL state regulations.
We are required to limit our parking to half capacity with vehicles parked 1 between the sets of poles. There are no exceptions to this. With this in mind, we will be offering our ticket sales in two methods. The majority of our designated spaces will be sold online in advance of the night's showing(up to 90%). We will have a small percentage(10% or more) available for onsite purchases with minimal contact, typically 10-20 spots per screen per night. Please plan accordingly as we have a strong chance of sell out due to these limitations. We ask if you plan to purchase in person, to arrive early and bring exact change if possible.
No ticket stubs, Food Permit Coupons or flyers will be handed out on arrival, online check in will be made by name of purchaser for the vehicle or via QR Code scan. If paying in person for non-online sales, we are cash only, please have exact change to limit contact.
Cash sales are $8 per person for 12 & older individuals, $7 for children 4-11 years old and children under 4 are admitted free. If bringing in outside food or beverages, a $5 food permit will apply to the entire vehicle for movie events and $20 for music events(when allowed per organizer). No food is allowed to be shared between vehicles, grilling is not allowed.
Online sales will follow the following operating procedures: Patrons will select 1 Parking Spot or Reserved Spot from the drop down menu. Afterwards, you will select the number of tickets you need for Adults or Children. If you need more than one parking spot, please select the number of parking spaces needed for your group: Up to 5 spots available per transaction. Other vehicle occupants will be purchased under the same transaction at the other standard Child(Child Ticket 4-11) or Adult(Adult 12 & Older) General Admission prices for everyone in the vehicle. Food permits can be purchased online also for the $5 fee if you plan to bring in food or drink to enjoy with your drive-in experience. These are available in the 'Add-ons' section. Convenience fees & a percentage charge apply to all online orders. We do have a limited number of Reserved Front Row Parking Spaces(10 per screen) for a premium. Those spots are reserved in the front row of each screen and the only reserved parking in the theater.
Our guests are required to be inside their vehicles OR outside on lawn chairs or blankets in front of their vehicle for the duration of the feature, with the exception of using the restrooms or picking up food or utilizing play areas. At this time, You MUST put chairs or blankets in front of your car or behind it depending on how you park. You can also sit in truck beds and have hatches open or topless vehicles and motorcycles. We recommend wearing a face covering if you do this but it is not required unless you leave your designated parking spot area. You are not allowed to sit next to your vehicle as we must maintain the large distancing measures for parking. We understand this is less than ideal, and it will be changed as restrictions are lifted in the future.
Vehicles are only allowed to have a maximum of 4 people in them, unless the entire car is from the same household. No oversize vehicles are allowed period(multi-passenger full size vans, limos, bus/minibus, rvs etc.)
Restrooms are to be used for minimal use. Restrooms will operate at limited capacity and 6' distancing will be required in line. Restroom attendants will be onsite as needed to enforce capacity , line distancing and sanitation of facilities at regular intervals. A mask will be required to be worn when in line for restroom use if you are medically able to do so.
Our concession stand and Burger Barn will both be open and ready to serve food with implementation of our Pickup and Order windows. Patrons must maintain 6' distancing and wear masks. The Burger Barn has clearly marked order and pick-up windows. The Snack Bar has orders placed at the main screen 1 door(Look for the signs) and order pick-up will be by the carousel door.
Other safety procedures include:
* If you are sick or feeling unwell at all- do not come to the movies! If you have been exposed to Covid-19 and should be in quarantined, DO NOT COME. If you purchased tickets in advance and cannot make it, a credit will be issued for a future date.
* Playground under the screens is open, however social distancing between groups MUST be maintained at all times and you must wear a face mask. The carousel and train rides will remain closed as we start off the 2021 season.
* Parking will require you to park directly in the center of our speaker poles, leaving space of 7' from the pole on each side and 14' between cars. No exceptions to this rule can be made at this time.
* You cannot socialize between vehicles or in groups- you must stay with your vehicle.
*If you don't want to purchase concessions and bring your own food- that is okay-- but please help support us by purchasing a $5 per vehicle outside food permit at the time you purchase your movie tickets(either online in the 'add-ons' section or at box office). Permits are on sale as part of each night's movie ticket options. Food permits are $20 per vehicle for music events when outside food is allowed.
Intermissions take place each night depending on the weather(We may not have them in severe weather). This allows you a chance to use the restroom and get food without missing any of the feature as well as charge your vehicle battery by running the car.
Other rules and Guidelines:
Pets are allowed, however you must maintain a 6' social distance when walking them or using our dog walk paths, and we ask that you wear a mask or face covering if you are away from your parking area.
Grilling is not permitted right now.
Headlights and Exterior lighting must be off during the movie, no exceptions. Please research how to shut off your lights before arriving at the theater. We do rent a limited number of radios each night, but they run out fast due to the demand on busy nights. If you cannot get your lights figured out, please bring a portable radio with you. Sound is broadcast in FM only, apps do not work.
We ask that you take home any trash you have with you when you leave. This is for the safety of our staff and limits cross contamination. You may ask for a trash bag when picking up food orders. You can also use our garbage cans around the food buildings, the dumpster or our garbage trailer to dispose of trash. DO NOT THROW IT ON THE GROUND!
IMPORTANCE OF FOLLOWING THESE GUIDELINES-- it is our goal to provide our theatre community with a fun, but somewhat subdued movie experience-- it is absolutely vital that these social distancing guidelines be followed at all times. We will enforce these guidelines and ask for your patience and understanding. Should any patron not follow our guidelines, they will be asked to leave the theatre immediately without refund...This is up to the discretion of lot attendants and management.
Questions can be answered at our office at 815-268-4000.