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Drive-In Nights: Movies at The Morton Arboretum

Enjoy a nostalgic family movie night among the trees during our first-ever drive-in movie series, complete with your favorite theater-style concessions available for purchase. Space is limited.

 

Friday, August 8 & Saturday, August 9

Showtime: 8:30 p.m.

Friday, August 8: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Join us for the classic heartwarming story of a young boy who helps a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.

Saturday, August 9: Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Singin’ in the Rain is a nostalgic, fan-favorite musical starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. Sing along as a silent film production company and cast adapt to the motion pictures with sound.    

Tickets on sale now!

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Friday, October 10 & Saturday, October 11

Showtime: TBD

Friday, October 10: Frankenweenie (2012)
A classic Tim Burton short film is resurrected in Disney’s Frankenweenie. A young boy brings his beloved dog, Sparky, back to life after an unfortunate accident. His science-experiment has a few unintended consequences that affect the whole town and Victor must convince everyone that Sparky is still a good dog, despite his monstrous characteristics.

Saturday, October 11: Hocus Pocus (1993)
Halloween night will never be the same after three 17th century witches are accidentally conjured up in present-day Salem where they brew a hilarious cauldron of mischief and mayhem. Bette Midler stars with Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, bringing her outrageous antics to this fun-filled tale of madness and witchcraft. 

Tickets on sale September 9

SCHEDULE AND LOCATION: 

August 8 & 9
 October 10 & 11

FEES AND ADMISSION: 
Members: 

$30 per vehicle 

Nonmembers: 

$40 per vehicle 

 

Important Information

Visitors may bring blankets and alternative seating for viewing under the stars. You may also bring your own snacks; however, concessions will be available for purchase as well. 

No outside alcohol is permitted. The Morton Arboretum is a smoke-free facility. Please leave all smoking products, including electronic cigarettes at home. The Morton Arboretum does NOT allow pets on the grounds; please leave the furry friends at home.

Weather Information

The Drive-In Movie will take place rain or shine and all ticket purchases are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. No refunds will be issued In the event of natural disasters and/or extreme weather conditions that require facility closures and/or program cancellations during an event. If The Morton Arboretum cancels a program in advance, all ticket-purchasers will be contacted and a full refund will be issued.

Parking Information

Parking for Drive-In Nights is available, first-come, first-serve and will open at 7:00 p.m. The Morton Arboretum will be ushering vehicles to parking spaces based on vehicle height and arrival time. Ticket is redeemable for one vehicle only. Movie will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m.; start time may vary slightly due to sunset times. Please arrive early to allow time for parking.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

 

CALL: 630-725-2066

IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.

ONLINE:  REGISTER NOW