If you remember way back in September, we talked about the Landmark Cinemas in Peoria IL. It’s an unremarkable indoor movie house, but it had the great idea to add a seasonal drive-in to its overflow parking lot. (Which means that even during its busiest times of the week, it needs something better to do with that lot. But I digress.) Now comes the good news from the Peoria Journal Star that this permanently makeshift drive-in will reopen this weekend for the summer season.
I can call it permanent because it gained a permanent permit from the city of Peoria last fall after operating for a little while with a temporary permit. I call it makeshift because, well look at the Google Street View photo from September 2011; it was just a parking lot. I doubt that it looks a whole lot better now, but feel free to take a photo of the Landmark and add it to the Carload Flickr pool so we’ll all know.
Anyway, the drive-in is starting with just weekends, but “Landmark Recreation Center general manager Bill Lanzotti said they will consider adding weekday screenings if attendance is robust.” For a couple of photos, a map, and a few more details, you really ought to read the article.