Drive 'n Theatre

16045 E. Highway 33,
Newton, IL 62448

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Fairview Drive-In

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 618.455.3100

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Drive 'n Theatre

The Fairview Drive-In originally opened in 1953, and could accommodate 250 cars. After briefly closing, the drive-in was reopened in 1993 under new ownership, which has done a lot to bring the aging drive-in up to speed. It was completely remodeled in 2002, including a new screen and concession area. The Fairview Drive-In’s season runs from April to September.

It was purchased by new owners in June 2015 and was renamed Drive ‘n Theatre.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

seymourcox on March 18, 2007 at 11:47 am

Does this recent photo show the Fairview Drive-In?
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jwmovies on September 29, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in is 16000 North 1100th Avenue.

Chris1982 on November 29, 2014 at 12:58 am

This drive-in is no longer listed under the Earlann Theatres website. It is now privately owned with no webssite.

Trolleyguy on May 18, 2016 at 6:25 pm

Purchased by new owners in June 2015. Now called DRIVE ‘N THEATRE. Website:

MichaelKilgore on June 24, 2019 at 12:03 pm

In a March 27, 1954 article about the area drive-ins that had reopened for the season, BoxOffice mentioned that the Fairview was owned by C. B. Simmons, Cisne.

MichaelKilgore on June 16, 2020 at 10:08 am

Motion Picture Exhibitor, March 28, 1962: “The Fairview Drive-In, Newton, Ill., has been sold by C. B. Simmons to Joe Hasler and Lamar Kinder.”

Dave Lounder THE DRIVE-IN THEATRE PRESERVATION SOCIETY on May 11, 2023 at 11:17 am

POINTLESS to rename, especially to something ridiculous. I’m assuming wasn’t available.

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