Holiday Drive-In

5107 W. Holiday Drive,
Peoria, IL 61602

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Previously operated by: Kerasotes Theatres

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Holiday Drive-In

One of several Peoria area drive-ins, most of which were part of the Kerasotes chain. The Holiday Drive-In was opened on July 29, 1965 with a pop music feature “A Swinging Summer”, Dale Robertson in “The Man from Button Willow” & James Darren in “The Lively Set”. It could accommodate about 1,200 cars. The drive-in closed by the mid-1980’s and was demolished in the early-1990’s to make way for a shopping center.

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JeffCarlson on January 13, 2008 at 7:26 pm

I think the Holiday was partially destroyed due to a tornado in the mid-80’s. Not sure when it was completely razed though.

adm22 on January 17, 2011 at 6:22 am

The address on this one is not right. I do not know what it was I beleive it was at the junction of US 150 and SR 91 (now hotels) I am definitely certain it was not in the middle of downtown Peoria as the address listed would place it.

rivest266 on May 27, 2012 at 1:53 pm

1969 aerial photo uploaded here.

jackiskin on August 3, 2012 at 5:09 am

adm22……you r right holiday was way out somewhere ..i was last there as a small kid in early 70s

jwmovies on October 12, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Approx. location for this drive-in is now 5101 W Holiday Drive. It will map correctly to where the theatre stood. Now a shopping center.

Chris1982 on August 27, 2014 at 9:09 pm

According to the display ads the drive-in was located at 5107 W. Holiday Drive, Peoria, IL. 61602

SarahWhitfield on August 29, 2014 at 5:00 am

I use to live right next to the exit of the drive in. I also worked their during the summers. To start off our address was 7251 War Memorial Drive. or we could have used 7251 W. Route 150. From my understanding about the drive in bad weather had came through and damaged the screen. Instead of fixing it too expensive, they put it up for sale. The reason why they gave the address on Jefferson is because the office for Kerasotas Theater was at the Rialto building. My cousin, Frank Larkin was the district manager.

rivest266 on January 7, 2024 at 12:17 pm

Opened on July 29th, 1965. Grand opening ad posted.

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