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Drive-In Ads from Peoria, Illinois.

My sister found a Peoria Journal Star newspaper dated December 5th, 1969 and there are some treasures of drive-in theater ad materials on page B-7.



I like the note about the snake handler, Sharon Hasselbacher, appearing at the concession stand.



K. Gordon Murray's Mexi-kiddie movies at the Madison Theater.


Russ Meyers' VIXEN playing at the Holiday and Starlite Drive-Ins.


Mr. Quick was a hamburger fast food place that took the Sandy's location in Peoria.

(All photos digitally enhanced by my dad, Bones.)


Comments

Wow...the drive in was open in December. I went to the three drive-ins that were still open back when I lived near Peoria in the early 80's, and by then, they were just showing mainstream movies. But I think they were still having major spook shows in the late 70's, since I remember seeing ads for them before I had my driver's license.
Interesting! I didn't consider the significance of the December date. They must've had in-car heaters available. I would've loved to see a spook show at a drive-in!
Very cool! I loved it when drive-ins had theme nights, like the 'blood movies' or the Brothers Grimm festival.
Thanks! I was so excited to see these, especially since they were from d-is I'd been to.
Those are terrific. I'm not in the mood for a soul-straddling tonight, honey, let's go see something else ;)
Ha, definitely. Thanks for the comment.
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