Sky View Drive-In

1200 Old Route 66 N,
Litchfield, IL 62056

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The Litchfield Drive-In was opened around 1949. In June 1950 it was renamed Sky View Drive-In and was operated by the Frisina Amusements Company. It could accomodate 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 Drive-In has the distinction of being the only drive-in theater still operating along the historic Route 66.

The Sky View Dirive-In’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.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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JeffCarlson
JeffCarlson on January 7, 2007 at 11:24 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 10, 2007 at 12:43 am

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 21, 2009 at 1:34 am

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

bbrown1
bbrown1 on July 8, 2010 at 3:30 am

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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NeonMichael
NeonMichael on June 29, 2017 at 4:24 pm

The 1949-50 Theatre Catalog lists the Litchfield Dr., run by Frisina Amuse. Ct., capacity 750. By the 1952 Catalog, it had changed to the Skyview, capacity 400.

In a Illinois Route 66 video, local historian(?) Walter “Chick” Bishop says the Skyview opened in June 1950. He sounds pretty sure about that.

NeonMichael
NeonMichael on June 29, 2017 at 4:27 pm

Since March 2016, the Skyview is now owned by two husband-and-wife teams — Nick and Mindy Pastrovich, plus Mike and Debbie Pastrovich. “We plan to run it as a drive-in indefinitely,” Mindy said. That’s the story in Route 66 News.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on June 29, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Whats the Pig Hip?

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on February 19, 2018 at 3:36 pm

It is not the only operating drive-in in Illinois on Route 66, the 66 Drive-in in Springfield, Illinois has reopened.

Norman Plant
Norman Plant on February 22, 2018 at 12:27 am

The 66 Drive-In in Springfield was demolished back in the ‘80’s. The Route 66 Drive-In in Springfield is the former Green Meadows Drive-In that was dormant for many years by Knights Action Park and reopened. It is not located on the former Route 66 as it goes through Springfield. The Sky View in Litchfield is the only active Drive-In on Route 66 through Illinois.

dansdriveintheater
dansdriveintheater on November 5, 2018 at 6:38 pm

i know but it says that it is the only drive-in operating on the whole of route 66 not true. don’t forget about the route 66 drive-in in Missouri or the admiral twin drive-in

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