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“Experience a little history”

McHenry Outdoor Theater
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in McHenry
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Relive a relic from the 1950's--one the few outdoor theatres left in our country. Set up your lawn chairs, put the little ones to sleep in the back seat of your car, relax and enjoy the show in the open air. I relive working there as a teen age ticket-taker in the early 50's and later, parking our Volkswagen camper van, popping popcorn on the stove, having pop in the ice box and enjoying the show w/ our 3 young children who could sleep while we watched the show.

Thank Louette A
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

took my granddaughter there on Sat night to see Turbo. Quality of sound was excellent but picture was kinda dark and hard to make out sometimes. I know this is an old theatre and they are working to improve picture and sound, going digital in the future. Popcorn was a great price at only $6 for a large. Sure would go back, esp when they go digital.

Thank lizzwh
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

I was here every weekend in high school. Such a cool place!! So reasonable and pretty neat to be able to watch two movies from the comfort of your own car. The classic commercials make the experience very special. Don't forget to beep when the hot dog jumps in the bun!

1  Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Who doesn't love going to the drive in. Took my niece nephew and sister to see Rocky Horror Picture Show for their first time. No one loved it more than me! I wish there were more drive-ins

Thank Teri S
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

There are too few Out door theaters in exsistance any more The Mchenry is a great place for all ages . The kids can play in the playground area while the parents can set up dinner brought from home and even tip a beer or two if they want . Those that want to have that special moment they can park in the back and enjoy their selves . Or if you want to just kick back and watch a good movie you can even do that . The prices are about like the indoor theaters except the seniors and students git half priced admision the snack bar has a varity of candies pop corn and other hot foods and Ice creams .
Thanks for hanging around and Good Luck to the New Owners

1  Thank Jerry L
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