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Belleville's Skyview Drive-In Bucks the Trend; Attempts to Expand

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The Skyview: In business since 1949.
Who said the drive-in theater is a dying industry these days?

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.

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Sky View Drive-In
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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.


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Redprb

I would argue that there is at least one other drive-in that is easily reached by St. Louisans. The Starlite Drive-in 5 miles north of Potosi on Hwy 21. It is maybe a 15 min longer drive. 

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