Midway Drive In Theatre

Sterling, IL

Where are we going?

Midway Drive In Theatre
99 Palmyra Rd
IL 61081

815 622 2900

What is there to do?

We have all seen those iconic photographs from the 1950s of the drive-in movie theater, with families having a great time together. Why can't it be like that again you say? Well...it can!

Welcome to the Midway Drive-In Theater!

The Midway is a very beautiful drive-in, where the whole family can have those classic movie experiences, right from the comfort of your very own car!

Opening in Sterling in 1950, you really do get that retro experience, because it's authentic! The ticket booth has that retro "spaceship" quality to it, and there is a super fun playground for those little ones so they can play before, or after the film!

With a full concession stand, and history everywhere, you really will have gone back in time to the 1950s at the Midway Drive-In Theater!

There is space for over 500 cars at the theater, so the atmosphere is always buzzing, and plenty of room for all. The screen is a HUGE 90 feet across, so you don't have to worry about not being able to see! You will always have a giant film experience.

After dusk, the magic happens! The stars come out (on and off the screen!), so don't forget to look up at the sky and try and spot those famous constellations, such as the Big Dipper.

The films shown are predominately kid or family friendly ones, so you will have plenty of choice for your family day - or night - out!

Lights....camera....action! Your movie experience at the Midway Drive-In is about to begin!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $9

Children: $4 (ages 3 to 11)

Free Under: 2 years


Need a little extra help?

You are in your own car, so if you are okay in your own vehicle, you will be fine!


When can we go?

Check out their site for timetables.

Seasonal. Opens spring.


Any top tips?

Kids under 12 years can use the playground, but it's shut during the film and the intermission

I’m Hungry!

They have everything you would want from a movie snack bar! They of course have popcorn, and a range of drinks, as well as candy,, burgers, and pizza....and of course hot dogs! Let's all go to the lobby!

Healthy Eating

They use zero trans fat oils for frying, and coconut oil for the popcorn!

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