Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Sky View Drive-In in Litchfield, Illinois, Set To Turn 66 on Route 66

From the March 26, 2016, Springfield (Illinois) State Journal-Register "Age 66 on Route 66: Historic Sky View Drive-In to open April 1 under new owners" by Tamara Browning.

The Sky View Drive-In is the last continuously-operating drive-in on Historic Route 66 in Illinois.

Mike and Debbie Pastrovich are the new owners this year.

The drive-in opened in the spring of 1950 and has been operating every season since then.  Frisina Enterprises was the original owner.  Then it was owned and operated by Norman and Delphine Paul for many years afterwards.

Friday the theater will open with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "10 Cloverfield Lane."  The new owners will continue to try to show close-to-new movies.

This year they have partnered with Pepsi and every medium-sized cup will be a souvenir one because of its 66th anniversary.

--RoadDog

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