The Niles Outdoor opened in August of 1948. It has gone through several names, Niles 31 Outdoor, 31 Outdoor and finally Niles Drive-In.
The car capacity was 1,000 and it was designed by Chicago architectural firm Rapp & Rapp (according to a report in the 1948-1949 edition of Theatre Catalog) by their architect at the time Robert K. Bauerle. It was originally single screen, later converted to two. It has gone through many owners according to the site. Indiana Illinois Theatres Inc., Niles Outdoor Theatre, Inc. 31 Outdoor Theatre Inc., and Kohlberg Theatres. Closing was possibly in 1985 according to the site. As of November 2008 the site was used for warehouse and self storage.
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