66 Drive-In

5900 S. LaGrange Road,
Countryside, IL 60525

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HighNoonFan on July 14, 2017 at 2:04 am

My parents bought a house in Brookfield in 1947 (two story brick with basement for $12,500). I remember them taking my brother and me to see three movies here: Snows of Kilimanjaro, Moulin Rouge, and Come Back Little Sheba. Since the films were released in Dec 1952-March 1953 I assume we saw them in the summer of 1953. The names may have stuck with me because each film title contained an unusual word.

Mister_Comics on January 4, 2013 at 1:21 pm

The newer Quarry Theater is just south of were this theater was. Surprised the Quarry wsn’t named Rt66 Theater since it’s right off route 66.

Hugh on September 3, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Most amusing were the newspaper ads about the “shocking” triple features, with such phrases as “the birth of a baby before your eyes” or “nurses in attendance” or “armed guards will check IDs for age.” (Sadly, this was before I lived in the area and could see the screen from my condo balcony.)

rivest266 on June 21, 2012 at 4:33 pm

May 28th, 1948 grand opening ad has been posted here.

bunkystark on September 14, 2009 at 10:58 am

Definitely 66 Drive-In … I lived next to it for 9 years. It was more like a few hundred feet north of the old Route 66

shermhorn on February 29, 2008 at 5:14 pm

This has to be the drive-in we frequented in the 1950s when we were in high school, but, as I recall, its name was the 66 Drive-In Theater, probably so named because US 66 crossed LaGrange Road maybe a mile – if even that far – south of the theater’s location. Many of the occupants of cars in the back rows of the drive-in never seemed to be too interested on what was going on on the screen.