Now THIS is my kind of night at the movies!

The Old Joliet Prison, besides it’s historical significance, is famous for being the backdrop to quite a few movies and TV shows.

The most famous of which is the 1980 classic The Blues Brothers starring Dan Aykroyd as Elwood and John Belushi as Joliet Jake where Belushi’s character is picked up by Aykroyd’s in the movie’s opening scene.

Now, you can set up a bag chair and watch the famous movie from inside the prison yard of the Old Joliet Prison!

The show is tomorrow, Friday 9/24. Showtime is at 8:00 p.m. but you can arrive as early at 5:00 and get tours of the prison.

There will also be food trucks on sight, a beer tent, merch and more.

Here’s the rest of the info if you’re thinking about heading out!

About this event

The Blues Brothers Movie Night event is family friendly and will feature:

  • The original Blues Brothers movie shown on a 50′ Outdoor Movie Screen inside the Old Joliet Prison Yard (movie starts at 8pm)
  • Self-Guided Tours of Old Joliet Prison with access to select buildings
  • Concessions – Food Trucks & Tents, Beer Tents, Merchandise Tents & More
  • Blues Mobile Car Display Area
  • Blues Brothers Photo Ops & Special Exhibits
  • Special Raffles
  • More TBA!
  • The VIP Experience Ticket includes; Preferred Seating & Parking, 2 Drink Tix, Special Meal included, Private washroom access, Complimentary Blues Brothers Hat & Glasses Set, Priority Bar Service, Special Seating area with tables/umbrellas, and more!
  • Tickets purchased at the door are $20 for General Admission

Bag Chairs and Blankets are allowed. Smoking allowed in designated areas only. We follow CDC designated guidelines.

Please note the following is prohibited:

  • Weapons / Firearms
  • Coolers
  • Pets (excluding service animals)
  • Tailgating
  • Pop-up tents
  • Outside food & beverage