66 Drive-In

3675 S. 6th Street,
Springfield, IL 62703

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Aerial of the 66 Drive-In credit Sangamon Valley Collection.

The 66 Drive-In was opened in 1949 when it was operated by Kerasotes Theatres. It was closed in 1976 and the screen was burnt down in 1991. The entrance is now Fit Club. The field itself is now FedEx.

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NeonMichael on June 30, 2017 at 2:48 pm

The 1982-88 IMPAs list two Springfield drive-ins run by Kerasotes – the Kerasotes Twin (capacity 1400) AND the 66 (capacity 1000). At the position you map, Historic Aerials shows a single-screen layout. Should this be the listing for the 66 and the Kerasotes Twin get a separate Cinema Treasures listing?

DavidZornig on January 15, 2019 at 11:11 pm

Drive-Ins.com lists the address as 3675 S. Sixth Street. Correct zip code is 62703 via street view. Opened 1949. Closed 1976. Screen burned down in 1991. 1000 car capacity.


NeonMichael on April 18, 2019 at 8:19 am

The original 66 (not Route 66) Drive-In first appeared in the Motion Picture Almanacs in the 1953-54 edition and persisted through the final MPA drive-in list in 1988, always owned by Kerasotes.

It wasn’t present in a 1946 aerial photo of the site, and a 1993 photo showed it in the midst of getting converted to buildings.

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