Belleville's Skyview Drive-In Bucks the Trend; Attempts to Expand
|The Skyview: In business since 1949.|
Okay, this website did. It tracks the ever-declining number of outdoor cinemas in the United States.
But don't share these dire predictions with the owners of the St. Louis region's only drive-in, the Skyview Theatre in Belleville. As reported this week, the theater is in talks to raze a nearby indoor cinema to make way for a third outdoor screen.
|Sky View Drive-In|
|Classic Car Night '05|
The Skyview is one of only 26 drive-ins in Missouri and Illinois, and the only one easily reached by St. Louisans. According to drive-ins.com only 405 drive-ins existed in 2007 -- a tenth of the total number noted during their peak year, 1958.