Dundale Drive-In

1101 Higgins Road,
East Dundee, IL 60118

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Previously operated by: M & R Theatres, Plitt Theatres

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Dundale Drive-In

The Dundale Drive-In opened in 1961, located on Route 72, near Route 25. The single screen drive-in was operated by the Chicago-based M & R Theatres chain during the 1970’s. The Dundale Drive-In closed in June 1984.

It later was used as a used car lot, after everything but its marquee was demolished. As of a few years ago, the site has been completely replaced by industrial buildings.

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Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 22, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Here is a comment.GOLDEN HOT-SHOT Car heaters were installed here,according to Sept.7 1964 BOXOFFICE. Pity there are no more comments.

cubguy69 on August 20, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I miss the old Dundale Drive-in. The best part was the playground before the movie. The little merry-go-round was the best.

jwmovies on September 27, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1101 Higgins Road. Rock Road Dr. was the entrance.

DAL on September 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

The Dundale Drive-In was leased by Plitt Theatres for one or two seasons in the early 80’s. Plitt was the last operator of the location.

MJMiller on March 19, 2014 at 7:17 pm

My first job during high school was at the snack bar. Would take home the leftover popcorn home in a plastic bag for the family.

50sSNIPES on April 11, 2022 at 1:10 pm

Closed In June 1984.

50sSNIPES on September 17, 2022 at 3:09 pm

The Dundale Opened In 1961. Construction Probably Began Earlier That Year.

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