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Drive-in Theatres Midwest


Route 66 / Green Meadow Drive-in Theatre
Springfield, IL
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66The Green Meadow Drive-in in Springfield, IL is closed, though a go cart track sits in its place. The screen still stands erect, awaiting its next show... a show that may never come. The marquee is now covered with graffiti.

(Near right) A photo of the screen tower

(Far right) The entrance way to the drive-in


UPDATE 04/09 : Around 2004, the Green Meadow Drive-in took out the track and built a new ticket booth and opened up again with 1 screen. About a year later, they opened up the second screen and are open 7 days a week. The drive-in is now known as the Route 66 Drive-in. Many thanks to Scott Shanle for update. 04-09



Sky View Drive-in Theatre
Litchfield, IL
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66The Sky View Drive-in is one of the few of the open drive-in theatres located on Route 66. This theatre is open seasonally is the lot is kept in great condition. There's even picnic tables on the lot, bringing even more convenience to its guests.




Sky View Drive-in
Litchfield, IL
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

(Far right) The screen tower and a shot of the picnic bench in front

(Near right) The serene landscape of the Sky View



Springmill Drive-In
Photo courtesy Steve Felder

Quite possibly the nicest drive-in in all of Ohio is the Springmill Drive-In. This place is definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. An open air movie a day keeps the doctor away. Yes, a tired but true phrase.


UPDATE 12/10 : The Springmill Drive In had added a second screen to their drive-in back in the Spring of 2009. Both of the drive-ins in the Manfield, OH area are doing quite well. The Sunset Drive-in and the Springmill Drive-in. Many thanks to David Hughes for update. 12-10



Skyborn Theatre
Fairborn, OH
Photo courtesy Mark Hackett

In Fairborn, Ohio, adjacent to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is the Skyborn Drive-In. Although the sign say "closed", this drive-in is still open for business. Great colorful marquee!












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