Sky-Hi Drive-In

385 E. Roosevelt Road,
Villa Park, IL 60181

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Sky-Hi

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Located in Villa Park, to the south of Elmhurst. IL. The Sky-Hi Drive-In opened in 1948 and had space for 450 cars.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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KMcE
KMcE on December 18, 2008 at 10:51 pm

The Side of the screen that faced York Road had a neon star and crescent moon. I worked there at the concession stand in the summer of ‘64.
Elm Skate where Tony Tahlman played a killer organ was across the street.

KMcE
KMcE on December 18, 2008 at 10:54 pm

This comment posted about the Sky-Hi in Addison, IL refers the the Sky-Hi in Elmhurst:
“The Jelmek family pioneered in the drive-in theater business when they built the original Ski Hi Drive-In theater in Elmhurst 20 years ago. The original theater was taken by the state for highway purposes.
posted by ken mc on Dec 7, 2008 at 8:32pm”

vicboda
vicboda on October 2, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Going to the Sky-Hi was such a treat. We went in our pajamas and I remember it being so beautiful. Of course when you’re a kid…

jwmovies
jwmovies on November 28, 2012 at 2:17 am

Above address does not map properly. Use 385 East Roosevelt Road, now in Oak Brook, IL 60181 as this is approx. where the drive-in was located.

SkyHiGuy
SkyHiGuy on March 22, 2015 at 9:17 am

Just wish to clarify, the family who built Sky Hi was named Jelinek, not Jelmek. It was my grandparents and Uncle who started it all. They also built and operated the Dundale in Dundee as well. The Theatre stood where the Drury Lane now stands. They then built the Sky-Hi Twin in Addison which opened in 1968. It was state of the art being a twin screen and was completely asphalted as well. That theater closed after the season of 1985.

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