Robin Drive-In

6903 W. State Street,
Rockford, IL 61102

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Kenmore
Kenmore on June 28, 2018 at 5:54 pm

The property sat for years after the drive-in closed basically untouched until 2005 or so when everything was removed.

Today, the land is clear with no trace that a drive-in ever existed. Even the foundation for the concession stand has been removed.

booboo_babies
booboo_babies on June 28, 2018 at 2:10 pm

Too bad that the Robin wasn’t repaired and reopened after the tornado. As a child, I went to the movies here with my parents. My parents didn’t have a great marriage and it was no surprise when they divorced. But they were always in a good mood when they went to the Robin, no matter what issues they had.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on June 30, 2015 at 6:45 am

Two 1950 photos added courtesy of the Rockford Rewind Facebook page.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 17, 2012 at 9:31 pm

It was owned by the Robin Theatre Company in 1956.

oldfolkie
oldfolkie on January 17, 2012 at 6:45 pm

As kids, we used to love The Robin. Not for the movies, but because of the great kiddie playground in front of the screen. We’d sometimes become disappointed when we’d have to go back to the car when the movies started.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 26, 2011 at 8:46 pm

I uploaded an aerial photo of the drive-in as well as its grand opening ad from August 11th, 1950.