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Skyview Drive-In

2420 E. Main Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Phone: 740-653-5517, 877-286-6843
One of only about 396 drive-ins left in the United States! The Skyview Drive-In was built in 1948 by the late Carlos Crum. Walt Effinger, an employee of 30 years, purchased the drive-in in April of 1994 from Mr. Crum. Walt continues to maintain the high standards customers have come to expect. His wife, Cathie, provides quality food and excellent customer service at the concessions stand. Together, Walt and Cathie provide quality entertainment for the whole family at very affordable prices.
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Green Grass of Wyoming Grand Re-Showing
Thu May 24

The show begins at dusk.

Join us for the 70th Anniversary of -Green Grass of Wyoming- Lancaster's own movie and the 70th Anniversary of the opening of the historic Skyview Drive-In Theatre in Lancaster, Ohio.

The movie Green Grass of Wyoming, that had its climax filmed in Lancaster at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds will celebrate its 70th anniversary of the 1948 opening. Also opening in 1948 was the Skyview Cruise-In theater in Lancaster, which remains open to this day.

There will be a special screening of the film on May 24th. As a way to celebrate there will be no admission charge that night.

The movie is based on the book of the same name by Mary O'Hara, which was the last in a trilogy that included My Friend Flicka and Thunderhead. the climax of the film features a horse trotting race filmed at the local fairgrounds track. Many area residents served as extras.

--According to an article in the May 5, 1947 Eagle-Gazette, --The movie prospectors climbed Mt. Pleasant for a birds eye view of the grounds. In the opinion of Mr. Clark, the photography director, the scenic setting of the fairgrounds has no equal in the U.S.--

The Skyview holds 500 vehicles and will fill up quickly. Special thanks to Walt Effinger for agreeing to show the film for free so new generations can enjoy it. Please visit the snack bar that evening to help cover the theaters expenses.

Cost: Special Open to the Public

Contact: Fairfield County Heritage Association, Phone: 740-653-5517

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical,
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