Avon Drive-In

12707 Drive In Road,
Breese, IL 62230

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Avon Drive-In

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The Avon opened in 1953, which room for about 300 cars. In 1955, it received a new CinemaScope screen. During its last years in operation, the Avon Drive-In began to alternate seasons with the indoor Avon Theatre in downtown Breese (which today functions as a live performance venue.)

In 1996, the drive-in was closed and demolished except for its marquee the next year. The property was acquired by a local newspaper, which built large metal structures on the site. The marquee is now used to advertise the newspaper.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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jwmovies on September 4, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Approx. location of this drive-in was north of this address at N 4th St & Drive in Rd on the SE corner. Cleary Building is where the theatre sat.

Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society
Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society on August 13, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Does the arrow still work / chase? Does the newspaper light it up? Always sad to see a Drive-In pass, but at least the marquee was saved, at least in part (I’m guessing the theatre name was atop). Would love to see a pic of it before.

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