I-80 Outdoor Theatre
19100 Oak Park Avenue,
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This drive-in, which was built for the Essaness chain, opened during the 1960’s with a single, large screen. It originally had parking for about 1,200 cars and was located, as its name implies, off Interstate 80 at Harlem Avenue. It closed in the late-1980’s.
One of the reasons for this drive-in’s closing was its proximity to the World Music Center outdoor concert venue (today known as the Tweeter Center). The nearby night-time concerts would often be as loud or louder as the sound of the movies being shown.
Today all that remains of the theater is the concession stand; the screen tower and projection booth have been demolished. A flea market operates on the site, as it has for many years now, and a car dealership has also acquired a portion of the former drive-in property.
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