Sky View Drive-In

1200 Old Route 66 N,
Litchfield, IL 62056

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Sky View Drive-In, Litchfield, IL - 2013

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The Sky View opened in 1951 for the Frisina Amusements Company. It could accomodate around 400 cars. It was later operated by Mid-America Theatres. The current owners of the drive-in are Norman and Del Paul.

The Sky View has the distinction of being the only drive-in theater still operating along the historic Route 66.

The Sky View’s season runs from approximately early April until the end of October, weather permitting. Until Memorial Day and after Labor Day, the theater is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. Otherwise, the drive-in is open seven nights a week.

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TomC
TomC on December 8, 2003 at 5:50 am

The 66 Drive In Theater in Carthage, Missouri is also along Historic Route 66.

http://comevisit.com/66drivein/

66 DRIVE-IN THEATRE – CARTHAGE, MISSOURI – 17231 OLD 66 BOULEVARD -
CARTHAGE, MISSOURI 64836 – 417-359-5959

sawblade5
sawblade5 on December 24, 2005 at 9:19 am

When ever I am in the St. Louis area visiting my sister, this drive-in is one of my main stops on my visit. It is a fun little Drive-In with fairly new movies (the movies I have seen there are about 4 weeks old but not dollar house age yet). The cheap ticket price to get in makes this one a big draw and you would want to get there early to get the best spot and to get your concessions before the movie begins. At the beginning of the Movie they show a 10-Minute Intermission Reel with the Food Circus (this is the same intermission trailer they show at the Boulevard Drive-In in Kansas City). In closing you wouldn’t want to miss this Drive-In if your in the St. Louis or Springfield, IL area.

JeffCarlson
JeffCarlson on January 7, 2007 at 1:24 pm

This is a great little drive-in that is taken care of quite well. The concession stand is probably one of the best I’ve ever been to. If memory serves they also employ a modern FM broadcast system.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 9, 2007 at 2:43 pm

The marquee seen on this site should be the Sky View. I actually went to the Pig Hip in July 2006 and met the very personable owner. I understand that the Pig Hip was lost in a fire sometime this year.
http://tinyurl.com/27ks6q

route66sue
route66sue on July 20, 2009 at 2:34 pm

ken mc…yes the Pig Hip did burn down and is now completely gone.

bbrown1
bbrown1 on July 7, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Below is link to article (with a nice photo) about recent trip to the Sky View by St Louis Post Dispatch entertainment editor Joe Williams

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