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“Great old-fashioned drive-in!”
Review of Skyview Drive-In

Skyview Drive-In
Ranked #1 of 5 Fun & Games in Belleville
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We watched a kids' movie at the Skyview Drive-in for the first time yesterday & it was so much fun! It was much better than I expected. We arrived early, about 10 mins before the box office opened, and had no problem getting a good spot. But, we did cram the entire family into my husband's smaller vehicle (instead of our minivan) because we wanted to get a closer "white" pole spot for "low rise vehicles." That seemed to work out well. They did have some spots for larger vehicles, at "orange" poles in the 1st two rows, but I thought those rows might be a tad too close. The kids enjoyed playing on the playground in front of screen #1 and it helped pass the time quickly (the box office opens about 2 hrs before the movie starts.) We got some popcorn at the concession stand & it was yummy. But, we also brought our own snacks and drinks (even alcohol is allowed) so that made it an even more enjoyable and affordable experience. The sound is broadcast via the FM radio so we brought a small "boombox" that is battery-operated so that we wouldn't drain our car's battery. It sounded great, especially since everyone else has their own radios, so it's more than stereo. The view of the screen was great too! I was worried that with others' vehicle hatches/trunks open, we might not see the entire screen, but the movie was high enough on the screen that we could see everything fine. All in all, I'd definitely recommend it as an affordable and enjoyable movie experience for families, couples, or groups of friends. For $10 per adult, you get 2 movies and 2 free kids (12 & under) per adult. So, our entire family of 5 was able to see 2 movies for $20 (less actually because we used a Groupon.) We'll definitely be going back!

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

It's like going back to the 60's with movies and popcorn, huge dill pickles, hot dogs and soda pop!!! Bring a blanket and sit on the hood of your car, or back up and sit in the bed of your pickup and experience a real blast from the past!

Thank Candy R
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Stopped here as we drove cross country. Movies don't start till dusk but are a double feature. Full snack bar available. Lots of families there with picnics and baskets. Great fun.

Thank MOBX
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

This place is the real deal... Two screens, value pricing per car, bring snacks with you or indulge at the huge snack/drink bar. There is still a playground for kids before the first show. Sound can be piped in through your stereo these days for better quality. It's our kids' favorite way to see movies. Only drawback can be weather.

Thank j2362482b
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Reasonable prices--the more per vehicle, the less per person. The snack bar food is great, but you can bring your own food & beverages if you want. Just be safe to drive when the shows are over. No barbecuing or fires of any sort. Double-headers on both screens, and you can change screens between the first and the second movies. Unless it's July or August, you may want to bring a jacket...and if you bring a portable FM radio and chairs, you can watch the movie outside you vehicle--great if you came in a van or double-dated in a car. One of the last of a breed that I enjoyed as a kid, a teenager, and a newly-wed.

Thank deGator
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