Suburban Golf Course Doubles As Drive-In Movie Site

Jim Gudas
June 18, 2020 - 9:36 pm
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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — A golf course in southwest suburban Romeoville has filled the void for people who miss going to the movies by creating a drive-in theater in its parking lot.

On Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights, Mistwood Golf Club is showing a mix of films for children and families, classic movies and fairly recent releases.

Jim Koklas, the club's food and beverage manager, says several precautions are in place to protect movie goers from COVID-19.

These include keeping vehicles at least nine feet apart, requiring face coverings for anyone sitting in the back of pickup trucks or hatchbacks and when they leave their vehicles. Operators also limit the number of people who can use restrooms or visit food-serving stations at any one time.

Koklas says anywhere from 25 to 50 vehicles show up on movie nights. The costs range from $30 for two people to $50 dollars for four people. Popcorn and non-alcoholic beverages are included. Food and harder drinks from the tavern are extra.

He says Mistwood plans to show movies three nights a week all summer.