River Lane Outdoor Theatre

1000 River Lane,
Loves Park, IL 61111

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater

River Lane Outdoor Theatre

The River Lane Outdoor Theatre opened in 1948 in Loves Park, near Rockford, IL. The River Lane Outdoor Theatre had a large screen tower and a neon-lit marquee over its ticket booths. This drive-in operated until 1984 and was demolished three years later.

Contributed by Bryan

Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

TLSLOEWS on June 27, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Now that is truth in advertising,nice looking screen tower.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 27, 2010 at 6:35 pm

yes,It parked a lot of cars 700 and was owned by River Lane Amusement Co. In 1956.

TLSLOEWS on June 28, 2010 at 10:34 am

Thanks again Mike,if you ever lose that book you will be in trouble.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 28, 2010 at 2:15 pm

I was telling someone the other day,PatricaNC,I think. that I have seen on Cinema Treasures that you can buy a Almanac.Heck,I think I gave one to Nick,See if he will sell you his,Knowing Nick, He might give it to you.

TLSLOEWS on June 28, 2010 at 2:37 pm

I think you can look them up on the internet I am going to try today to see what I can find.Now back to the River Lane Outdoor Theatre.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm

I wish my Almanac had walk-in Theatres too,but I only have Drive-ins I would love to have movie theatres more so than the Drive-ins,I wonder if every other year they went back and forth?

rivest266 on November 26, 2011 at 11:12 am

I found an ad (May be the grand opening ad) from July 12th, 1948 and an aerial of the River Lane outdoor.

DavidZornig on October 22, 2016 at 9:05 pm

1949 photo & circa 1976 print ad added courtesy of the Rockford Rocked Facebook page.

Maryxr7 on January 25, 2017 at 4:19 am

I worked At the Riverlane for 3 years, was great times. The tower was where all the supplies for the consession stand were stored.

jwmovies on March 26, 2019 at 11:32 pm

The address above is incorrect. This theater was located further west. On the other side of Industrial Ln look for the white building.

A more accurate address for this theater is 970 River Ln, Loves Park, IL 61111. This points directly to the entrance road.

Please update.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater