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.
We are still operating on Phase 5 restrictions, but with some added measures due to the rising cases of the Delta Variant per the local Health Department requirements.
We are now back to full capacity with vehicles parked 2 between the poles for ALL patrons. We will still be offering our ticket sales in two methods. The majority of our designated spaces can be purchased online in advance of the night's showing(up to 75%). We will still have a small percentage(25% or more) available for onsite purchases. You can use either option at your convenience.
No ticket stubs will be handed out during this season still as we work to transition to a new modern ticketing system. Food Permits will be handed out as well as garbage bags at the booth, but we do not have flyers any longer. Please see our website for all upcoming feature information and policies/menus.
All ticket sales for regular movies and movie events 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(or sharing items between vehicles), a $5 food permit will apply to the entire vehicle for movie events and $20 for music events(when allowed per organizer). Grilling is now allowed as long as conditions are ok to do so and there are no complaints form other patrons.
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 can now sit outside, inside or around their vehicle. The only restriction is you must have your chairs & blankets in front of the vehicle(or behind it if you back in to a space to open the hatch). You may NOT put chairs, blankets or other items on the side of the vehicle as all parking is now at 100% capacity and we will need the room on busy nights. There is no saving spots as all parking is 1st come 1st served.
There are no limits on patrons in vehicles, with the exception that they should be wearing a seat belt. No oversize vehicles are allowed on busy nights or special events such as Friday & Saturday nights. (multi-passenger full size vans, limos, bus/minibus, rvs etc.)
Restrooms will operate at regular capacity, however 3' distancing will be required in line. A mask will be required to be worn when in line or in the restrooms regardless if you are fully vaccinated per CDC guidelines and Illinois state mandates.
Our concession stand and Burger Barn will both be open. Patrons must maintain 3' distancing and you must wear masks/face coverings when inside the buildings. The Burger Barn has clearly marked order and pick-up windows. The Snack Bar is now fully open inside the building for your food orders.
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 quarantine, DO NOT COME. If you purchased tickets in advance and cannot make it, a credit will be issued for a future date, but you MUST email us prior to your show time and date.
* Play areas under the screens are open with no restrictions. Please use them responsibly.
* Parking will require you to park with 2 vehicles between the sets of poles. We are now back to full capacity and 2 vehicles MUST fit between the poles on Friday, Saturday and Special Event nights.
*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 pets must be friendly, kept on a leash and cleaned up after.
Grilling is now allowed, but please purchase a food permit at the designated price for the event you are attending. If it is too windy or a fire warning is issued, grilling cannot be allowed still.
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. We will begin handing them out at the ticket booth beginning Friday 6/11/21. 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 movie experience. 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.