Soldier Field Hosting Drive-In Movies
July 9, 2020 by Andrew Schneider
As the popularity of drive-in movie theaters skyrockets and professional sporting events remain in limbo, what better use for the iconic stadium Soldier Field in this trying time than to bring Chicagoans together for a socially distanced movie night? The lakefront arena and home of the Chicago Bears will serve as the site of a giant drive-in movie theater beginning this week.
Family films will be shown from Wednesday through Sunday night, on a big screen, in the south lot festival area. Doors open at 7 p.m., with movies starting at 8:30 p.m.
FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF hits the screen this evening, Thursday, followed by FAST AND FURIOUS on Friday, GREASE on Saturday and SHREK on Sunday.
Tickets will be sold on a per-car or non-car format and there will be a designated area for people who walk, bike or get dropped off. Each ticket includes a 90 minute music showcase by a locally featured Musician or DJ, followed by the movie screening on the big screen... and a bucket of popcorn for the group, for good measure.