Sky View Drive-In

1200 Old Route 66 N,
Litchfield, IL 62056

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dansdriveintheater on November 5, 2018 at 1:38 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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Norman Plant on February 21, 2018 at 7:27 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 on February 19, 2018 at 10:36 am

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

davidcoppock on June 29, 2017 at 12:49 pm

Whats the Pig Hip?

NeonMichael on June 29, 2017 at 11:27 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 on June 29, 2017 at 11:24 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 on July 7, 2010 at 10:30 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 on July 20, 2009 at 8:34 pm

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

kencmcintyre on November 9, 2007 at 7:43 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.

JeffCarlson on January 7, 2007 at 6:24 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 on December 24, 2005 at 2:19 pm

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 on December 8, 2003 at 10:50 am

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

CARTHAGE, MISSOURI 64836 – 417-359-5959