Peoria Drive-In

1631 W. Glen Avenue,
Peoria, IL 61614

Unfavorite 2 people favorited this theater

Additional Info

Previously operated by: Kerasotes Theatres

Nearby Theaters

Peoria Drive-In

The Peoria Drive-In was one of a handful of drive-in’s located in the Peoria area. It opened on October 2, 1947 with Dennis Morgan in “The Time, the Place and the Girl”. It was operated by the Kerasotes Theatres chain. It closed after a blaze in 1989 destroyed the drive-in. Housing has since been constructed on the site.

Contributed by Bryan

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

Jeanlawlerbell on April 23, 2004 at 5:59 pm

Want to make a correction on the information contributed by Bryan. My parents, Ralph W. and Marie K. Lawler built and owned and operated the Peoria Drive-In Theater on Glen Avenue in Peoria. It was the first Drive-In Theater built in Central Illinois and one of the first in the Mid-West. Their managers were first Bob Hagen and then Jack Geltmaker. They sold the theater in the 1960s to the Kerasotas. Jean Lawler Bell

toelew on January 26, 2006 at 8:26 pm

Does anyone have a pic of the old Peoria drive-in on glen? If so please email me @

JeffCarlson on January 23, 2010 at 11:21 am

Link to a vintage photo:

View link

KelliL on March 31, 2013 at 10:19 am

What’s there now? I cannot imagine a drive in on Glen.

DavidZornig on June 11, 2020 at 12:01 pm

Opened October 2, 1947 with “The Time, the Place and the Girl”. Grand Opening ad and date added courtesy Local History Collection : Peoria Public Library.

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.