Route 34 Drive-In

4468 E. 12th Road,
Earlville, IL 60518

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Route 34 Drive-In

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Opened in 1954 as the Dyas 34 Drive-In, this single screen theater is now just the Route 34 Drive-In. It is located just outside Earlville, off Old Highway 34. This classic drive-in shows first-run movies from April-October, and has a large snack bar. Its original marquee was torn down in 2003. The Route 34 Drive-In is one of only a handful of drive-in theaters still operating in Illinois.

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carbonarcboy
carbonarcboy on December 10, 2007 at 10:37 pm

If you folks want to see what a drive in theatre looked like in the 1950’s go see this one. It is operated by a man named Ron Magnoni who takes pride in this great drive in. It was built by Charles (Chuck)Dyas who owned and operated a indoor theatre in this little farm town as well. Both Ron and myself use to love to listen to Charlie talk about the good old days riding the train into Chicago to book pictures. With grass ramps and food cooked to order this drive in is a great memorial to all the drive ins of the past and our friend forever Charles (Chuck) Dyas.

ChiMike35
ChiMike35 on February 12, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I’ve been there…worth the drive if you live a distance away..One thing though…make sure there is no forecast for any potential storms in that area because you are out in the wide open spaces..

jwmovies
jwmovies on November 19, 2012 at 5:16 am

The address for this drive-in is 4468 East 12th Road.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on September 20, 2014 at 8:35 am

There is a fundraiser now underway to convert to digital projection.

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