Peoria Drive-In

1631 W. Glen Avenue,
Peoria, IL 61614

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The Peoria Drive-In was one of a handful of drive-in theater located in the Peoria area. It opened in 1945, and had space for just under 400 cars. It was operated by the Kerasotes Theatres chain. It closed after a blaze in 1989 destroyed the drive-in. Housing has since been constructed on the site.

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Jeanlawlerbell
Jeanlawlerbell on April 23, 2004 at 7:59 pm

Want to make a correction on the information contributed by Bryan. My parents, Ralph W. and Marie K. Lawler built and owned and operated the Peoria Drive-In Theater on Glen Avenue in Peoria. It was the first Drive-In Theater built in Central Illinois and one of the first in the Mid-West. Their managers were first Bob Hagen and then Jack Geltmaker. They sold the theater in the 1960s to the Kerasotas. Jean Lawler Bell

toelew
toelew on January 26, 2006 at 10:26 pm

Does anyone have a pic of the old Peoria drive-in on glen? If so please email me @

JeffCarlson
JeffCarlson on January 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Link to a vintage photo:

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KelliL
KelliL on March 31, 2013 at 12:19 pm

What’s there now? I cannot imagine a drive in on Glen.

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