300 drive-in theaters to screen a one-night-only concert of Garth Brooks

Country music superstar Garth Brooks will perform a one-night-only show at 300 drive-in theaters across the United States, including one at the Admiral Twin Drive-In in Tulsa, a Route 66 landmark. The show will be beamed to the theaters beginning at dusk on June 27. Some details weren't known, but several drive-in theaters stated the … Continue reading 300 drive-in theaters to screen a one-night-only concert of Garth Brooks

66 Drive-In Theatre in Carthage, Sky View Drive-In in Litchfield will open Friday

The 66 Drive-In Theatre in Carthage, Missouri, and Sky View Drive-In in Litchfield, Illinois, will open belatedly for the season Friday after the coronavirus delayed it by several weeks. According to its website, the 66 Drive-In will screen "Doolittle" and "I Still Believe." The 66 will be the only movie venue in that part of … Continue reading 66 Drive-In Theatre in Carthage, Sky View Drive-In in Litchfield will open Friday

Sky View Drive-In in Litchfield sponsors special Route 66 scavenger hunt

The Sky-View Drive-In in Litchfield, Illinois, during a scavenger hunt will be giving away special magnets along varying locations on Route 66 that are good for a special gift and free tickets at the theater. According to a news release from the theater and the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway: The Sky View Scavenger Hunt … Continue reading Sky View Drive-In in Litchfield sponsors special Route 66 scavenger hunt

Sky View Drive-In has new owners

The Paul family owned the Sky View Drive-In Theatre along Route 66 in Litchfield, Illinois, for the last 30 years. By early March, another family in Litchfield also will own the theater. The Sky View is under contract to be bought by two husband-and-wife teams -- Nick and Mindy Pastrovich, plus Mike and Debbie Pastrovich. Mike and Debbie … Continue reading Sky View Drive-In has new owners

100 years of drive-in theaters in one map

The first of many drive-in theaters opened in New Mexico in 1914. More than 100 years later, someone has compiled an interactive map that shows more than 4,600 drive-in theaters built in the United States. Below is a screen capture of the map, but the direct link to it is here (the map may take several … Continue reading 100 years of drive-in theaters in one map

Sky-View Drive-In put up for sale

The historic Sky-View Drive-In theater along Route 66 in Litchfield, Illinois, has been put on the market for $275,000. The theater is listed through the Goodman Agency in Carlinville, Illinois. According to the Realtor, the Sky-View underwent a $77,000 conversion to digital film format, so it is ready for the current age. The theater's capacity … Continue reading Sky-View Drive-In put up for sale

Sky View Drive-In hosting a half-marathon race

The historic Sky View Drive-In theater on old Route 66 in Litchfield, Ill., is hosting an inaugural half-marathon, called "Race Down Memory Lane," and other activities organized around the event the weekend of Nov. 9, reported The Journal-News. The 13.1-mile race begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday from the drive-in, with a 5-kilometer race starting there … Continue reading Sky View Drive-In hosting a half-marathon race