Peoria Drive-In

1631 W. Glen Avenue,
Peoria, IL 61614

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DavidZornig on June 11, 2020 at 8:01 pm

Opened October 2, 1947 with “The Time, the Place and the Girl”. Grand Opening ad and date added courtesy Local History Collection : Peoria Public Library.

KelliL on March 31, 2013 at 6:19 pm

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

JeffCarlson on January 23, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Link to a vintage photo:

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toelew on January 27, 2006 at 4:26 am

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

Jeanlawlerbell on April 24, 2004 at 1:59 am

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