Our Favorite Things to Do in Belleville, IL

People watching movie in theater 


Whether you're visiting, just passing through, or you've lived here for years, there are some hidden gems in our town we think you'll enjoy. We're proud to be a part of the community, and if you check out some of our favorite things to do in Belleville, you'll understand why.

Go to the Movies

  • Lincoln Theater in Belleville, IL: This classic theater brings in local organists every weekend for pre-film entertainment, features Abe's Gourmet Popcorn, and has a storied history dating back to 1921. Their affordable ticket and concession prices make them a great choice for a family night out.

  • Skyview Drive-In: Not quite as old as the Lincoln Theater, the Skyview Drive-In debuted in 1949 and has brought entertainment to families for generations, weathering storms and continuing to show some of the latest films in our favorite way to see them: behind the wheel of a dependable, comfortable car.

Go Out to Eat

Locals surely know all of the best places to eat, but it never hurts to have a reminder. Some of our favorites include

Visit the Library

We know, you might not think of the library as the place to go for fun, but between the Belleville Library and the Belleville West Branch Library, there's programming nearly every day for kids and adults. When it's summertime and you're looking to keep the kids engaged and learning, they also have summer reading programs for teenagers as well as toddler through 8th grade.

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