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Route 66 Drive-In

Green Meadows Drive-In (1974 - 1982)
on Route 66playground Currently in operation
1700 Recreation Dr.
Springfield, IL 62707
 
Express Code: iltgre2
Status: open
Season: May - September
Year Built:
Screens: 2
Car Capacity: 250
Acres: 12.2
Opening Date: 03/08/1974
First Movie: Screen #1: 1. M*A*S*H, 2. The Heartbreak Kid, 3. Legend Of Hell House -- Screen #2: 1. The Getaway, 2. Judge Roy Bean, 3. Rievers
(217) 546-8881
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Carload pricing on Sundays
 
Accessories:
Sound: FM
Projection:
Converted to Digital:
Movie Features: Double features
Offering:
Location: On Route 66
Adjacent to an amusment park
Site: Gravel lot
Offer: Playground and refreshment center improvements planned
 

Theater Timeline

1974    Grand opening as Green Meadows Drive-In
1982    Last year of first-run operation
1990    Purchased by nearby Knights Action Park
2002    Reopened as Route 66 Drive-In -- one screen only
2003    Screen #2 reopens

People

  • owners
    Knight's Action Park
    1990 - 2014
    The Knight Family
    2004 - current
  • operators
    The Knight Family
    2004 - current

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