Summer time is so the fun time. The drive in opens in April and closes sometime in October I think. We try to go as often as possible and luckily they get some pretty good movies! We've seen Cars, Ratatouille, both Trasnformer movies, all the big summer blockbusters and lots of really bad movies there. At $10 for two movies...well it just makes good economic sense...yeah, that and it's just so Retro!
The Skyview Drive in does a pretty good business. On some weekends we've even been
turned away because we didn't get there early enough and BOTH screens were sold out. This
is Not a small place either. And it's not just open on the weekends either. We went last Monday
evening and while it was far from sold out, there were still plenty of takers.
The place has been torn up by inclimate weather in the past but the gorgeous signage has
been spared. Looks like they repainted the backs of the screens this year. We've noticed that
they are starting to put more commercials between and before the movies. Fine by me. As long
as it keeps this treasure around.
See, they don't mind you bringing your own food and drink in with you. You can even park your
car and walk out the gate, across a parking lot to a supermarket and buy all your snacks to
bring back in. We always seem to buy some fries or a pizza or burgers or Something though...
'cuz the food you bring just ain't the same!
The place is just so ridiculously old school! Seems like even most of the cafeteria style
concession stand is still original. Back a few years ago I was even lucky enough to be one of
the last customers to be able to buy a pair of the original speakers that they no longer use. I'm
thinking about loading them up with nice new drivers and wiring them up to the car so we can
use them AT the Drive In. How COOL would I be?!?! Hanging off the arms of our folding chairs.
Oh, the envy of all the other Drive In customers! Envy...right. That'll be the look on their face.
Looky! Frank Jr.'s first drive in movie! And guess what...ANOTHER Frank parked next to us! A
cute red one. I think Frank Jr. made a friend. The owner didn't even look at us funny as we
gushed on and on about the Focus Wagon. Maybe he gets this all the time from other Frank
owners...maybe he's just got a good poker face.
Oh, two great things about getting there early! One...getting a good spot. Very important.
Two...watching the Sunset before the movie! Also...Very important! Then...It's Movie Time!
Between movies Skyview Drive In shows an old school intermission reel! It's so retro and
kitschy. I just had to shoot some of it and share it with ya!