Sky View Drive-In

1200 Old Route 66 N,
Litchfield, IL 62056

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Norman Plant
Norman Plant on February 21, 2018 at 4:27 pm

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.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on February 19, 2018 at 7:36 am

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

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on June 29, 2017 at 9:49 am

Whats the Pig Hip?

NeonMichael
NeonMichael on June 29, 2017 at 8:27 am

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.

NeonMichael
NeonMichael on June 29, 2017 at 8:24 am

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.

bbrown1
bbrown1 on July 7, 2010 at 7:30 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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route66sue
route66sue on July 20, 2009 at 5:34 pm

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 9, 2007 at 4:43 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

JeffCarlson
JeffCarlson on January 7, 2007 at 3:24 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.

sawblade5
sawblade5 on December 24, 2005 at 11:19 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.

TomC
TomC on December 8, 2003 at 7:50 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