There’s always something going on here in Elmhurst, and from time to time we’re happy to share with you the things that we find interesting. This week we’ll take a look at some of the events that may have escaped your notice.

The York Theatre at 150 North York is once again sponsoring its Predict the Oscars contest. From now until February 23rd, choose who you think will win the statues from the list of those nominated by the Academy. The winner of this contest will receive free movies for two for a whole year at any Classic Cinemas location, plus a $200 gift card redeemable at any of the 20 Chicagoland Francesca Restaurants. The twelve second place winners will each receive a movie pass for one for an entire year, and each correct entry in the contest will receive a pair of tickets to the Brookfield Zoo, along with a pair of movie passes. Drop off your ballots at the York Theatre lobby.

Located just above the York Theatre, the Theatre Historical Society of America will open a new exhibit on February 1st called Movies in the Moonlight: the Life and Times of the American Drive-In Movie Theatre. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the drive-in theatre, and the exhibit follows the timeline of its popularity, through its peak in the ‘50s to its current quasi-novelty status. The exhibition’s opening will run from 6 to 8 pm on February 1st, and it is a free event; however, space is limited. RSVP to office@historictheatres.org or call 630-782-1800.

The Elmhurst Historical Museum is extending its exhibit, Elmhurst Goes to the Fair, until April 12th. The exhibit considers three Elmhurst residents – Thomas Barbour Bryan, Caroline Wade, and Dorothy Brush – who where all connected to either the 1893 or 1933-34 fairs. This exhibit is sponsored by the York Theatre. Also coming to the Museum, a new exhibit entitled On the Road to Glory focuses on our own NASCAR driver, Fearless Freddie Lorenzen, winner of the 1965 Daytona 500. The exhibit will run from February 1st through May 19th with an opening reception on the evening of January 31st. Reservations for the opening can be made by email at ehm@elmhurst.org, or by calling 630-833-1457.

There’s always something interesting to do here in Elmhurst, and that’s just one of the reasons we call this home. Why not make it your home, too? All of us here at The Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group are dedicated to providing you the best service possible. Contact us today at 190 North York Road in Elmhurst or at (630) 567-5902.