River Lane Outdoor Theatre

1000 River Lane,
Loves Park, IL 61111

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River Lane Outdoor Theatre

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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.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 30, 2005 at 6:58 pm

This is a photo of the River Lane Outdoor Theater.

JimG
JimG on February 21, 2007 at 10:53 am

THE PROPERTY IS NOW AN INDUSTRIAL PARK

seymourcox
seymourcox on July 26, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Are these LIFE photos of the Outdoor Theatre the same as this one?
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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 27, 2010 at 7:15 pm

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 27, 2010 at 9:35 pm

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

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 28, 2010 at 1:34 pm

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 28, 2010 at 5:15 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
TLSLOEWS on June 28, 2010 at 5:37 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 6:23 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
rivest266 on November 26, 2011 at 2:12 pm

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

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