Fire in the rubble of the Hill-Top Drive-In Theater along Route 6

JOLIET, IL — About two and a half years after Joliet’s Hill-Top Drive-In Theater along U.S. Route 6 was destroyed by a severe storm and high winds, a fire broke out Friday afternoon .

Several firefighters from the East Joliet Fire Department were on the scene around 2:40 p.m. trying to put out the blaze.

The Hill-Top had stood for decades, but an August 2020 storm destroyed about 80% of the concrete fortress. The theater was a popular place to watch movies during the summer in the 1970s.

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By 3:30 p.m., the East Joliet Fire Department had left the scene and the fire was already out.

A fire broke out Friday afternoon at the old Hill-Top Drive In Theater along Route 6. Photo submitted

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