Western Springs Drive-In Movie at Spring Rock Park

Did you ever think there would be a drive-in movie in Western Springs?! We are squealing with joy over here because Western Springs Park District is making it a reality! ONWARD will be playing at Spring Rock Park Lower Parking Lot on Friday, July 17, 2020. Keep reading to get the details and find out how to reserve a spot!

About the Movie Onward

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and Pixar’s Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.

The voice cast includes Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Octavia Spencer. Onward is rated PG for action/peril and some mild thematic elements, and has a running time of 1 hour 42 minutes. You can check out the trailer below.

Western Springs Drive-In Movie Details

Professional sound equipment is being brought in to make it possible to listen to the movie audio through your car radio. The drive-in movie will transmit sound via FM Transmitter. We recommend bringing your own radio from home if you do not want to use your vehicle’s FM radio because radios will not be available for rental onsite.

The movie will start at approximately 8:30 pm on July 17, 2020. We suggest arriving early to get settled in your parking spot. The maximum number of vehicles allowed is 50 to safely utilize the parking spaces at Spring Rock park. The Western Springs Park District will open the Lower Parking Lot on the west side of the park by the baseball fields at 7:00 pm and only vehicles with a pre-paid registration will be allowed to enter.

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How to Reserve Your Space at the Drive-In Movie

Tickets for the Western Springs Drive-In Movie are $40 per vehicle.

To register, click on the image below to view and print the registration form. Fill it out and drop it off at the Park District office at Spring Rock Park with your payment.


A lot of thought and time has gone into planning a safe and fun experience for everyone, so please be aware of the logistics.

  • All employees and volunteers have been educated and trained on maintaining a social distance of at least six feet between themselves and others when possible. All employees will be wearing hi-visibility vests/shirts, and also gloves and facemasks. They will assist with directions to your parking spot, to the restroom, and exiting.
  • You must stay within the confines of your vehicle as much as possible. You may sit in the bed of your truck or in the back of a SUV/van.
  • No pets allowed.

Using the Bathrooms

The Western Springs Park District realizes that you may need to use the restroom. Portable bathroom units and hand washing stations will be on site. Please wear your face mask or face covering when using the bathroom.

Food at the Drive-In

There will not be concessions available, but each vehicle will receive a prepackaged popcorn when entering the parking lot. You can also get takeout or curbside from one of our wonderful local restaurants. Alcohol is not allowed.

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Please direct any questions to Barb at bkartzmark@wsprings.com or (708) 295-7008.

Thank you to Pinnacle Financial Group – James Stork for sponsoring this event!

Interested in more drive-in movies? Click here for the full list of drive-in movie theaters and events in the Chicago area.

About the Author

Annie Tandy
Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist in 2011 so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie and her kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie's chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

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