Video: IL’s Skyview’s Sign Looks Better In Neon

The Belleview (IL) News-Democrat posted a nice little article about the Skyview Drive-In there, which will reopen for its 68th season on March 17. Although it contains a lot of tasty trivia, the article’s best feature is its accompanying video, embedded here, that shows several superb vintage photos of the Skyview and its iconic sign…

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Project Drive-In roundup 4: The list that wouldn’t die

In the third installment of our roundup of candidates for Honda’s Project Drive-In, I predicted that Honda would choose more than five lucky recipients of digital projectors. What I really didn’t anticipate was that Honda would reopen voting for the second set of winners. With another round of voting comes another round of candidates that…

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McHenry Outdoor Theatre is a winner

The McHenry Outdoor Theatre (McHenry IL) is the fourth winner of a digital projector from Honda’s Project Drive-In. And today’s winner, owner Scott Dehn, has a pleasant problem – what to do with the money he’d already saved up through fundraisers. On the McHenry’s Facebook page, Dehn wrote, “for those of you who have donated…

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Project Drive-In roundup 2, The Sequel

In my last post, I began the task of listing every local media report of every local drive-in that’s participating in Honda’s Project Drive-In. Foolishly, I thought that I might gather up all of them in one sitting. When I hit 20 theaters, each with a similar tale of tenuous finance and this lottery-ticket hope…

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