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Drive-In Movie Theater Opening Tuesday In Pilsen, Will Show Original ‘Star Wars’

The theater will show "Star Wars: A New Hope" daily this week.

The drive-in theater will show "Star Wars: A New Hope."
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PILSEN — Chicagoans missing the movie theater experience can head to Pilsen on Tuesday as ChiTown Futbol is opening the only drive-in movie theater in the city.

ChiTown Movies will open the drive-in theater Tuesday at the ChiTown Futbol facility, 2342 S. Throop St. “Star Wars: A New Hope” will be shown 8:50 and 11:50 p.m. daily through Monday. The film’s audio will be played through cars’ FM radios.

Tickets start at $33 per car for five adults. Additional adults will be charged $5. You can buy tickets online. Customers can buy food and drinks, which will be delivered to cars.

Attendees are assigned parking spots 6 feet from other cars. All attendees are asked to wear masks when leaving their car to use the bathroom.

ChiTown Futbol owner Bryce Bowman said in a press release the organization wanted to offer new and accessible entertainment.

“We believe that a nostalgia-filled drive-in movie experience offers a way for friends and families to enjoy a night out while continuing to adhere to social distancing and other local guidelines,” Bowman said. “We look forward to welcoming people from all over Chicagoland to experience a movie at our brand new drive-in theater.” 

No other drive-in theaters are open in Chicago, and traditional movie theaters have been shut for months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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