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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: Newsies (1992)
A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.   

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.    

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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


August 8 & 9
 October 10 & 11


$30 per vehicle 


$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.



CALL: 630-725-2066

IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.