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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.


Drive-In Nights: Movies at The Morton Arboretum

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. 


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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 approximately at 5:30 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 6:30 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.

ONLINE:  BUy tickets now