Enjoy 'Toy Story 4' while building your own car at Palatine Park District's Indoor Drive-In Movie

  • Families participate in building the perfect 'box car' at Indoor Drive-In Movie

    Families participate in building the perfect 'box car' at Indoor Drive-In Movie Courtesy of Palatine Park District

Submitted by JP McNamara
Updated 2/18/2020 7:41 AM

Pull into the gym for "Toy Story 4" at Birchwood Recreation Center, 435 W. Illinois Ave., Palatine, on Friday, March 6. Indoor Drive-In Movie is an event for the whole family from 6 to 9 p.m. Each family supplies their own cardboard box for each child to create a car they can park in-front of the screen to enjoy "Toy Story 4."

The original Toy Story arrived 25 years ago. The fourth iteration is as magical as the original and a great way to share the Toy Story tradition with your entire family. Indoor Drive-In Movie is a unique opportunity to experience a family fun event without worrying about the winter weather.


While families may bring their own decorations, Palatine Park District will provide goody bags full of decorative materials. Paint and permanent markers will not be allowed. Car designing will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the feature presentation at 7 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are encouraged to bring blankets or to view the movie. Concessions including pizza, popcorn, candy, water, and pop will be available for purchase. Outside food is not permitted.

Registration is $6 per child and $1 per adult, 18 and older; children younger than one are free. Space is limited and preregistration is required by 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Registration may be completed in person at Community Center, Birchwood Recreation Center, Falcon Park Recreation Center, or online at palatineparks.org. Regardless of age, all participants, including adults and children younger than 1, must be registered.

"We enjoy participating in this event because it brings kids and their parents together to enjoy a movie. It's part of the mission of the bank to be part of the community and support events like this." Said Bridget Witt, Branch Manager, of Palatine Bank & Trust. Palatine Park District is proud to have local bank, Palatine Bank & Trust, as our sponsor again this year.

For more information about Indoor Drive-In Movie, contact Special Interest Coordinator Lisa Schroeder at 847.496.6347 or lschroeder@palatineparks.org.

The mission of Palatine Park District is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable, and affordable parks, programs, and recreational facilities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors while being fiscally responsible stewards of community assets and tax dollars.

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