121 Outdoor Drive-In

2475 N. 22nd Street,
Decatur, IL 62526

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The 121 Outdoor Drive-In was operating by 1955, when it was listed with a capacity for 750 cars. Operated by the Kerasotes Theatres chain.

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rivest266 on May 26, 2012 at 10:16 am

I uploaded the 1965 aerial photo from USGS for it and the Decatur Drive-in.

TheALAN on July 7, 2015 at 4:55 pm

No exact opening or closing dates for the Decatur Outdoor Theatre/121 Outdoor Drive-In?

dallasmovietheaters on August 7, 2015 at 6:47 am

The Outdoor Theatre opened July 28, 1950 originally with 700 spots, the sister o-zoner to the Decatur Drive-In both for the Kerasotes Theater Circuit. Opening features were “The Nevadan” and “Adventure in Baltimore.” In 1955, the theater went to a Mancovision aluminum screen to accommodate widescreen presentations including CinemaScope and to try to get a brighter image. The family-centric location had a train, ferris wheel, merry-go-round and other playground fun for the kids.

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