Sears Centre drive-in premieres with 'The Goonies'

  • Getting ready to watch "The Goonies" are Joe Murray of Arlington Heights with his wife Kate and kids, Rory, 5, Abby, 9, Nuala, 7 and Maura, 11, outside the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Thursday.

      Getting ready to watch "The Goonies" are Joe Murray of Arlington Heights with his wife Kate and kids, Rory, 5, Abby, 9, Nuala, 7 and Maura, 11, outside the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Thursday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The new drive-in theater in the Sears Centre parking in Hoffman Estates hosted over 75 cars jammed packed with parents and their kids.

      The new drive-in theater in the Sears Centre parking in Hoffman Estates hosted over 75 cars jammed packed with parents and their kids. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lincoln Curley, 9, of Des Plaines looks to find a comfortable spot on the roof of his parents car as he prepares to watch "The Goonies" at the drive-in outside the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Thursday.

      Lincoln Curley, 9, of Des Plaines looks to find a comfortable spot on the roof of his parents car as he prepares to watch "The Goonies" at the drive-in outside the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Thursday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Passing the time away as they wait for "The Goonies" to start at the drive-in are Charvee Makwana, 24, of Bartlett and Deetya Solanki, 13, of St. Charles outside the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

      Passing the time away as they wait for "The Goonies" to start at the drive-in are Charvee Makwana, 24, of Bartlett and Deetya Solanki, 13, of St. Charles outside the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 6/25/2020 9:58 PM

Moviegoers Thursday night took their DeLoreans and other vehicles back in time to 1985 -- when you could watch a film like "The Goonies" somewhere other than your home.

Just hours before the start of Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan allowed the limited reopening of some indoor movie theaters, the parking lot of the Sears Centre Arena provided a drive-in experience featuring the 35-year-old adventure comedy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Upcoming screenings from this second Chicago Drive-In location (the other is in Bridgeview) include "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" and "Trading Places" on Friday; "Toy Story 4" and "The Blues Brothers" on Saturday; "Beetlejuice" on Monday; "Moana" on Tuesday; "The Princess Bride" on Wednesday; "The Sandlot" on Thursday, July 2; "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Dazed and Confused" on Friday, July 3; and "Independence Day" on Independence Day.

Tickets and further information are available at chicagodrivein.com.

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