I have been getting back into the DRIVE-IN again and researching the two that we went to as a family: The STARLITE DRIVE-IN (Chicago Ridge, IL) where the Chicago Ridge Mall now stands and the SHERIDAN DRIVE-IN (Bridgeview, IL) that stood around 77th and Harlem Avenue behind HAUNTED TRAILS, where a school and strip mall are now. The SHERIDAN was the coolest...complete with a park underneath the screen, decorated by wood cut cartoon characters. I remember seeing all of the classic Disney films there with WOODY WOODPECKER cartoons, ZORRO and many more! I remember seeing THE BAD NEWS BEARS GO TO JAPAN at the drive-in with a KISS live film too :)
Dennis is making a lighted post for my speaker/sign and will post some pictures, when he is finished. I wanted something unique.
The SHERIDAN and STARLITE are long gone! I will have to make it out to the CASCADE or the McHENRY OUTDOOR THEATER sometime in the near future. The DRIVE-IN was such a cool and unique experience. I am glad I have many of the INTERMISSIONS and commercials on DVDs now. The problem with going to the DRIVE-IN or any theaters now, is the films they show. If it is a family film, it is sub-par to the films we saw at the DRIVE-IN years ago and if it is an Adult film, it is also sub-par. Modern entertainment today = SUCKS!