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Bloomington Drive-In - Facts & Highlights

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Bloomington Drive-In

Phil-Kron Drive-In (1947 - 1957)
on Route 66 Closed down
1720 South Main St. at historic U.S. 66
Bloomington, IL 61701
Express Code: iltbloo
Status: closed
Year Built: 1947
Screens: 1
Car Capacity: 500
Opening Date: 07/03/1947
First Movie: Two Guys From Milwaukee
Site: torn down
Details: Now occupied by various businesses
Converted to Digital:
Movie Features:
Offering: Restaurant built in back of screen, jointly operated by the drive-in owners
Location: On Route 66

Theater Timeline

1947    Grand opening of adjoining Phil-Kron Country Kitchen
1947    Grand opening of Phil-Kron Drive-In
1958    Drive-In is renamed Drive-In Theater aka Bloomington Drive-In
1958    Restaurant renamed Sinorak
1963    Drive-In screen is destroyed by fire
1963    Reopens with new screen
1980    Final day of operation at Sinorak Smorgasboard restaurant
1984    Screen and restaurant burn down. The drive-in does not reopen


  • owners
    John Phillips And Pete Karonis
    unknown - unknown
    2004 - current
  • operators
    2004 - current

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