LITCHFIELD — If you’re up for a minor road trip this weekend, stop no further than Litchfield. The city’s legendary Sky View Drive-In is kicking off its 2022 season with a throwback flick.
The season kicks off Friday with a showing of the 1978 film Grease. The film will also be shown on Saturday.
Of course, that is only the beginning. That is only the first of two opening weeks that a classic film will be shown. On the following weekend, April 8 and 9, the drive-in will show the 1996 film Twister.
First double-feature weekend April 15-16
The theater will start its rotation of newer films on the weekend of April 15-16. It will be the first double-feature weekend of the year, featuring the latest chapters of the Batman and Fantastic Beasts franchises, in a Beasts ‘n Bats theme night. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore will be shown first before featuring The Batman.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore will carry over and will be the feature film on the weekend of April 22-23.
This drive-in is very affordable with tickets being $7 per person and free admission for kids five and under.
Make sure to check out the Sky View Drive-In website for more upcoming movies and updates. The Sky-View Drive-In is located along the Historic U.S. Highway 66 at 1500 N. Old Route 66.
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