Mar. 29: Skyline Drive-In, Greensburg KY

It’s Day 88 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. It doubled back a ways on the Cumberland Parkway to drive a little over an hour from Somerset KY to the Skyline Drive-In northwest of Greensburg.

When describing drive-ins, the question of its home city comes up surprisingly often. In this case, the Skyline is really in Summersville, but that’s not legally a city or town, just a “census-designated place and unincorporated community” according to Wikipedia. So its official address comes up Greensburg, an actual city of a couple thousand people.

They tell me the Skyline opened in 1956, though it’s in the 1955 Theatre Catalog. Then it closed some time in the 1980s and reopened in 2002. It’s been operating ever since, but a November 2016 Facebook post suggests that it had a management change earlier that year.  “We started this venture this year not knowing what to expect with a lot to learn,” it read. “We are looking forward to opening in the spring for our second season with bigger and better ideas.”

The Skyline’s web site says that it will be open in April. Too bad I can’t wait around that long.

Miles Today / Total:  70 / 10048 (rounded to the nearest mile)

Movie Showing / Total Active Nights: dark / 44

Nearby Restaurant: Oh my. The closest restaurants to the Skyline are in Greensburg, and almost all of them are chains, and not my favorites. Thank goodness that the Longhunters Coffee and Tea Company stays open for lunch! I enjoyed a Longhunters Hot Brown, turkey breast on a corncake with bacon. And of course, the coffee was great too.

Where I Virtually Stayed: The closest hotel was 13 miles away on the west side of Campbellsville, and the Holiday Inn Express is probably one of the best choices around here anyway. A mini-fridge in the room and a nice buffet at breakfast gave me less to think about as I planned my day.

Only in Greensburg: The oldest courthouse west of the Allegheny Mountains stands at the center of the Downtown Greensburg Historic District. According to Wikipedia, the courthouse was built by five men between 1802 and 1804, and was used for 130 years, ceasing to be an active courthouse in 1931.

Next Stop: Stanford Drive In Theater, Stanford KY.

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