Mount Vernon Drive-In

Waltonville Road,
Mount Vernon, IL 62864

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Previously operated by: Kerasotes Theatres

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Mount Vernon Drive-In

This drive-in, located on Waltonville Road, opened on June 2, 1949 with Maria Montez in “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves”. It could accommodate 500 cars. It was operated byFrank Glenn and later by the Kerasotes chain. The theater closed in 1983, and has been mostly demolished, except for the concession stand and ramps.

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HIX29 on May 9, 2004 at 5:05 pm

I would love to see this place restored and re-opened. I live in Mt.Vernon and would love to see this piece of history come back to life.
People are starting to take a new interest in these old thesters and statistics are showing more people are going to drive-ins.

Sean Hicks
age 28 Male

RobertR on May 10, 2004 at 5:51 am

I would be a customer !!

RaneyOnline on March 26, 2005 at 4:14 am

I also miss the old Drive-In. The last movie I can remember watching at the Mt.Vernon Drive-In was Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I don’t think the theater could reopen in the same location but it would be nice to have a drive in in the area again.

rivest266 on June 18, 2012 at 4:35 pm

1963 aerial posted here.

jwmovies on March 26, 2019 at 12:22 am

A more accurate address for this theater is 12076 IL-148, Mt Vernon, IL 62864. This points directly to the entrance road.

Please update.

50sSNIPES on October 9, 2021 at 3:29 pm

Opened On June 2, 1949 With “Ali Baba And The 40 Thieves”.

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