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Inventing the Drive-In Theater

In 1931, Richard Hollingshead Jr. owned and worked in his own automotive supply store called Whiz Auto Products Company.  Always on the lookout for the next great new idea, Hollingshead noted that even though the Great Depression was in full swing, people still found money to attend movies at their local theater.  He pondered the means to combine his auto parts business with movies and dreampt of opening a deluxe gas station and auto repair shop that featured a restaurant and movies for the customers to watch while they customers waited for their car repairs to be completed.  To bring his dream to fold, Hollingshead began by experimenting with the “outdoor movie” concept (and as he progressed, the concept morphed to exclude the gas station and auto repair business).

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Super Monster Movie Fest 2016

Super Monster Movie fest 2016 is right around the corner, in fact it’s August 26th & 27th.  This the 5th year for the Monster fest at the Skyline Drive-In and the movies this year follow the theme of “Don’t Go In The House”.  Keep reading to get the line up and information about each movie including approximate showtimes.  Remember this a true dusk till dawn event with free camping so bring your tent and make a weekend of it.
The Skyline Drive-In’s annual Super Monster Movie Fest.
Classic horror movies all weekend long. Special guest horror host Sammy Terry on Friday night.
Free camping Friday & Saturday night (if you dare). Breakfast will be available in addition to our regular menu.
$12 for adults per night or $ 20 for a two day pass.
$6 for ages 3-11 per night or $10 for a two day pa...

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Independence Day celebration at the Skyline Drive-In

Our annual Independence Day celebration is happening Saturday July 2nd.  The gates open at 5pm and normal admission applies ($8 for adults, $4 for kids 3-11 and 2 and under are free).  Join us for four movies: Finding Dory, Independence Day Resurgence, Captain America: Civil War & The Dark from 1979.  There will be a free bounce house for the kids and of course our retro arcade The Skycade will be open all day & night.  Our massive fireworks show by Premier Pyro will happen after the first movie (about 11:15pm).  Stay all night and camp with us! All you need to do is bring a tent and there’s no extra charge.  And don’t worry we will have breakfast available...

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Major Health Partners is a major supporter of the Skyline

One of the biggest local supporters of the Skyline is Major Health Partners. You can help us out by going to their Youtube channel and watching episodes of the web series Major Build which chronicles the construction of Shelby County’s new state of the art medical center. Oh by the way we also created the web series for them. Check it out. Watch Videos Here

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Drive-In Massacre silent auction for vitalbridges.org

Here are items that will be part the Drive-In Massacre charity silent auction this weekend. Proceeds from the auction benefit vitalbridges.org
These are some seriously cool item!

Creature From The Black Lagoon 11 X 17 Poster Signed by
Julie Adams

Monster Squad 11 X 17 Poster Signed by Fred Dekker

Suspiria 11 X 17 Poster Signed by Goblin

Basket Case 11 X 17 Poster Signed by Frank Hennenlotter

Return of the Living Dead 11 X 17 Poster (Signed by Linnea Quigley)

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Drive-In Massacre 2015

Movieside Presents: Drive-In Massacre 2015! Sept. 18th & 19th, 2015! The Skyline Drive-In 3986 E. Michigan Rd. Shelbyville, IN 46176 This is a charity benefit for Vital Bridges Announced Films: -Jason Lives: Friday The 13th Part VI with special guest Director Tom McLoughlin -HORROR HOTEL (Starring Christopher Lee!) -THE GATES OF HELL (Insane Lucio Fulci horror!) – Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things -Tickets are only $10 ($5 for children 11 and under)! -Free camping! -Vintage 35mm trailers! -Short films from local filmmakers! -Tons of other surprises!

Both Friday & Saturday are identical and Tom McLoughlin will be appearing both nights...

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Super Monster Movie Fest 2015 This Weekend

Here is the schedule with approximate times for our 4th annual Super Monster Movie Fest at The Skyline. We will also be slipping in some surprises each night. Both Friday and Saturday are real dusk till dawn shows and you can camp for free. You can bring your tent and spend a spooky night under the stars at the Skyline. You can still buy tickets in advance on our website or pay at the gate. This will be a huge fun event and we hope all of you will be able to join us for our weekend of monsters.

Friday August 28th open at 6pm admission $10 for adults, $5 kids 11 and under, 2 & under are free
7:45pm Sammy Terry’s Terror Trivia Game Show compete on our big screen and win cool prizes.
8:45pm Mighty Joe Young
10:15pm Sammy terry live (or dead) on stage
11pm The Curse of the Werewolf
12:45am Isl...

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Wendell Ray concert at the Skyline Saturday August 8th

We are so pleased to have Wendell Ray on stage at the Skyline Saturday August 8th at 7:30pm. This concert is included with regular admission to the Skyline.
Wendell Ray is a prolific singer/songwriter and harmonica player currently residing in Nashville, TN. “It is a matter of time and the correct opportunity until this Neo Soul Artist is nationally known, if not globally.” -Examiner Wendell started playing the harmonica at 9 year’s old, inspired by likes of Steven Tyler & Stevie Wonder. Once he picked up the harmonica, he never put it down. Wendell Ray’s debut album, “Penny For Your Thoughts” is a fresh approach to a classic soulful, funky sound. With groove for days, Wendell approaches the stage with exuberant energy leaving no one in their seats. Wendell is currently on a S.W...

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Markey Blue playing at the Skyline

We are super excited to have Markey Blue on our stage Friday August 7th at 7:30pm. This concert is included with regular admission to the Skyline. So come out Friday and enjoy the blues with Markey Blue from Nashville Tennessee. Keep reading to learn more about Markey Blue.

HIGH-ENERGY DEBUT FROM MARKEY BLUE BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO CLASSIC SOUL Hey Hey propels co-leaders Markey and Ric Latina into the international spotlight with original songs, fresh grooves and some help from Stax legend Steve Cropper NASHVILLE, TN — Markey Blue’s debut album Hey Hey puts a fresh new spin on a classic sound...

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Red Roots concert at the Skyline Sunday evening

The Red Roots on stage at the Skyline Sunday August 2nd 2015 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children 3-11 and under 3 are free.

“With a stage persona as fiery as their blazing red locks, these triplets engage the crowd with their story through real life lyrics and rolling banjos intertwined with rocking guitars. Through their unwavering boldness there is a Southern Mississippi charm rooted in faith, family, and an unshakable call to show the world where true Hope is found.”

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Tweed Funk concert at the Skyline

Tweed Funk live on stage Saturday July 25th 2015 at 7:30pm

Formed in late 2010, Tweed Funk’s national ascent has been driven by their horn-fueled, Memphis flavored blues, roots, and soul. This Milwaukee, Wisconsin 6 piece soul-blues revue is fronted by Joseph “Smokey” Holman, who recorded under Curtis Mayfield in the early 70’s. Tweed Funk boasts 4 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Wins in the last 3 years for the band and it’s members...

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Indie Drive-In Sin-Sations at the Skyline Wednesday July 22nd

Indie Drive-In Sin-Sations presents screenings of Headless & Disco Exorcist with musical guest Onity and the Follenreeds
Gate opens at 7pm. Music at 8pm and movies at dark. Tickets are $7.

**MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY** Indie SINsations is a monthly double feature at The Skyline Drive-In, showcasing new indie horror films. The majority of the films being shown at these events have only been screened in the festival circuit. Most have never been shown before at a drive-in theater. Due to the graphic nature of these films, our July event is intended for adults only. No one under 17 will be admitted in to see these movies! They are so shocking and devastating the owners of this drive-in wanted to point out how graphic they are to give you as much warning as possible before you attend...

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The Falconer Sport of Kings movie event

Join the quest of International martial arts champion Eddie Brochin to become a master of falconry; Leading him to Mongolia where he learns to fly eagles from the descendants of Gengis Khan.
This screening will also include a meet and greet and Q&A session with the director and star Ed Brochin. He will have a falcon with him as well.
The Falconer Sport of Kings screening plus the meet and greet on Wednesday July 15th gates open at 7pm. Q&A starts at 7:45pm and the movie will play at dark.. Tickets are $5.

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Benito Dibartoli & Carson Diersing at The Skyline

Don’t miss this awesome show on July 4th. The music starts at 7:30pm. Gates open at 6pm and admission is $7 for adults $3 for children 3-11 and under 3 are free. Plus we will have an awesome fireworks show and 4 movies (Inside Out, Tomorrowland, Jurassic World and Unknown Island). Bring your tent and camp overnight. See you at the Skyline!

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Nedfest 2015 June 29th-July 1st

Nedfest 2015 runs from June 29th to July 1st. Each night we open at 7pm. Admission is only $5 and kids 11 and under are free.

Here’s what we have in store for you: Monday June 29th-Brandon Maddox on stage at 7:30pm then we will show the original car chase classic Gone in 60 seconds. Tuesday June 30th the Shelby County Sinners will be on stage at 7:30pm and then we will show the camp classic Plan 9 from outer space. And on Wednesday July 1st the Evan Hawk Band will be on stage at 7:30pm and we will show Infra man on the big screen. Don’t miss these fun events at the Skyline.

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Jimmy The Doorman live at the Skyline Friday Night

Jimmy The Doorman will be on stage at the Skyline Friday June 26th at around 7:45pm don’t miss this fun show and then stay for the movies. We will be showing Inside Out & Jurassic World.

Jimmy the Doorman… three veteran Indiana rockers who have played in some of the most popular bands this part of the country has ever produced including Faith Band, The Chosen Few, and Moviola. Jimmy the Doorman… guitarist/vocalist Mark “Ivo” Iverson, drummer Dave Barnes, bassist/vocalist Ron Townsend...

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Megan Hopkins with Doug Dillman at the Skyline Wednesday June 24th

Megan Hopkins is a singer/songwriter from Lapel Indiana Doug Dillman is a singer/songwriter from Shelbyville Indiana
Doug will be on stage at 7:30pm and Megan will be on stage at 8:15pm. Come on out for music under the stars at the Skyline.

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Rachelle Coba Band performance cancelled

Unfortunately The Rachelle Coba Band concert at the Skyline for Saturday has been cancelled by the artist. If you purchased tickets in advance please contact us for a full refund. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Dave Muskett on stage at the Skyline Friday June 19th 7:30pm

Dave Muskett will performing at the Skyline Friday June 19th at 7:30pm. This is a free show with paid admission to the Skyline. After his show we will be showing Jurassic World and Spy. Here’s more about Dave.
Dave Muskett is an award winning Blues guitarist delivering a sophisticated finger-style technique with his guitar, and a smooth, mature honesty with his voice. Serving well both old masters such as Doc Watson, Fury Lewis, and Robert Johnson, as well as such contemporary’s as Taj Mahal, Roy Bookbinder, and Chris Smither.Piedmont, Rag Time, Traditional and Country-Blues all blend and fuse to form the refined composite that is the sound of Dave Muskett...

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Branded Bluegrass performing at the Skyline

Branded Bluegrass will be performing at the Skyline on Sunday June 14th at 3pm. Tickets are $5 and kids 11 and under are free.
Branded Bluegrass is a talented, energetic band from Kokomo Indiana. They have been around the local scene for years, but have regrouped and rekindled the fire to perform and spread great bluegrass music throughout! Most of the members have played in or with other bands such as Jimmy Martin, Marty Raybon, Doyle Lawson, James Monroe, IIIrd Tyme Out, Mac Weisman to name a few and many other local acts as well. They love all bluegrasser’s, but are inspired by the traditionalist like Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Larry Sparks as well as new acts like Blue Highway, New Found Road, Lonesome River Band and many others...

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The Kenan Rainwater Band on stage at the Skyline

Saturday June 13th at 7:30pm The Kenan Rainwater Band will perform on the stage at the Skyline.
Born and raised in rural Brown County Indiana, Kenan Rainwater stays close to his roots. Inspired by artists like John Prine and Kris Kristofferson, Rainwater established himself as a vocalist and songwriter as a founding member of the popular Indiana Boys by contributing his voice and original music to three successful albums and winning Best New Group, Best CD, Best Song and Best New Musician at the inaugural Brown County Music Awards. Now with his first solo recording The River Flows, Rainwater blasts into exciting new territory with electric and slide guitars and doo-wop vocal harmonies...

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Steely James at the Skyline

Steely James will be on stage at 7:30pm Friday June 12th.
On Independence Day in The United States of America, Nashroc Records released what could be the most powerful political album of all time-Free Speech Experiment by Steely James. This incredible, incendiary and important release by Steely James has made a statement that will reach far beyond the limits of the pop world. His mission with Free Speech Experiment seems not for fame, money or the trappings of success, but to get a message out from The People… to The Politicians. Through his incredible talents as a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist, he is speaking for the masses in a way few are able to do...

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Online store problem fixed

Our online store had a problem and was canceling ticket and merchandise orders. So if you ordered something and did not get a receipt then you were not charged. However, you will want to replace your order to get your tickets or other items you may have ordered. Remember on ticket orders your receipt is your ticket. Just print it off and bring it with you to the show. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope that you will place your order with us again. See you at the Skyline

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Cody Brooks Live at the Skyline

Cody Brooks live on stage at the Skyline Saturday May 16th at 7:30pm tickets $7
Cody Brooks is an American musician and singer/songwriter born and bred in the shadows of Nashville, Tennessee. He has performed all over the United States and has composed over 300 songs. Known for his passionate style that sprawls across all genres and emotions, Cody’s presence while performing is raw and captivating. His unique blend of American music with southern roots has gained him a reputation as a genuine article to today’s music industry.

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Wrong Side of Dixie Wednesday May 13th 7:30pm

WRONG SIDE OF DIXIE is comprised of four talented musicians fronted by the amazing vocals of Jenna Christine and Austin Beliles. With Austin on lead guitar and Jenna on rhythm guitar they are accompanied by Jason Baker on bass and Josh Blaschke on drums and percussion. All four members are from previous bands and came together to give you the sound of Wrong Side Of Dixie!
Wrong Side of Dixie hits the stage at &;30pm at the Skyline. Tickets are $5 and kids 11 and under are free. The gate opens at 7pm.

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Achilles Tenderloin on stage at the Skyline Wednesday May 6th 7pm

Achilles Tenderloin is Joe Augustin, a folk-blues songwriter from Richmond, Indiana. Joe’s music is most notable for its passionate vocals, heavily textured lyrics, and unique guitar picking style. Achilles Tenderloin, often accompanied by Aaron Nell, performs frequently in venues spanning Indiana, Ohio, and Northern Kentucky. Stronger Than Wine, Achilles Tenderloin’s third and newest album, also features Aaron Nell, whose colorful horn and fiddle arrangements breathe new life into Augustin’s songs. Nell’s horn shines brightly through the dark landscapes of Augustin’s Save My own, Daisy May, and Let The Good Times Roll. His lilting fiddle arrangements lend an older air to Augustin’s Doppler Blues and Steel Hammer Blues...

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Visit the Skycade at the Skyline

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65th Season starts April 3rd at The Skyline

Furious 7 Movie PosterOur 65th Season begins here at the Skyline Drive-In Theater on Friday April 3rd. Our first feature will be Furious 7 and the second feature will be announced soon. That same day our brand new Skycade filled with lots of retro gaming fun will open. Come out and helps celebrate the beginning of our 65th season of great movies, great food and fun.

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Christmas at the Skyline starts tonight!!

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Big chocolatey reason to come to the Skyline Saturday October 25th

Other than great movies & trick or treating @ the Skyline this Saturday, here’s another reason to spend your Saturday night with us: a costume contest. Why? Because this is your prize. Yep that’s a 5lb Hershey bar….5lbs! Each winner will receive a 5lb Hershey bar. If the movies don’t scare you, a 5lb Hershey bar should! Box office opens @ 7pm, contest winners will be announced after the 1st film (Frankenstein). Spread the word.

sonnet candy bar

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The Exorcist October 17th & 18th

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Skyline Scares Tease

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WarBranch Productions Horror double feature October 2nd only

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Independent horror debuts at The Skyline October 2nd with WarBranch Productions’ Double feature directed by Terence Muncy. Come see Hell Walks The Earth & second feature Slice on the big screen outside at The Skyline. The box office opens at 7pm and admission for this special screening is $10. The first movie will start at 8pm. No one under 17 will be admitted due to the graphic nature of these films.

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Canine Companions For Independence at The Skyline Saturday September 13th

100% of our admission price goes to Canine Companions for Independence this Saturday. It’s a special night so it’s $25 per car load. Get as many dogs and people into your car as you can and come out and support this great cause. CCI will be there as well as Pet Pals TV. There will be treats for your dogs and draft beer from Broadripple brewery for you. Plus that great Skyline food including our fresh baked pizza. We will be showing Benji (1974) and A Boy, A Girl and a Dog (1946) plus some Pet Pals Tv segments. All dogs are welcome but must be on leashes. Please spread the word and hope to see you at The Skyline.

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Rocket Doll short doc

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The Rocket Doll Revue at The Skyline!

Sliders rocket

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Sammy Terry on stage for two shows August 23rd

The legendary horror host Sammy Terry will be on our stage Saturday August 23rd during our annual Super Monster Movie Fest for 2 cool stage shows. The first show is at 8:30pm and the second is at 11pm. Don’t miss this!

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Super Monster Movie Fest now showing!

http://www.theskylinedrivein.com/now-showing/

Check out this weekend’s schedule!

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Super Monster Movie Fest 2014

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The Beatles’ Hard Days Night at The Skyline

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Three nights only and stay tuned for more announcements about this celebration of the Fab Four!

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Tuesday July 1st at Nedfest at The Skyline

Tuesday at Nedfest: Dr. Mark and Scot Shrader and his Ugly Friends on stage plus Voyage to The Prehistoric Planet and Cat O Nine Tails on the screen. Gate opens at 5pm, music starts at 6:30pm and movies start at dark.

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Nedfest: Three Days of Music coming to the Skyline June 30th-July 2nd

Bands are to be announced for our first annual Nedfest music festival.  Tickets will be available online and at the Skyline.  A three day pass will be available for $20.  Daily tickets are $10 at the gate.  There will be three hours of music each evening followed by special movie presentations.  Gates open at 6pm each night during Nedfest so come celebrate July 4th early.

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Drive-Insanity late, late show Saturday May 24th Road of Death in 35mm

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Opening May 2nd!!!

We are up and running starting Friday May 2nd we will be showing the Amazing Spiderman 2 plus Captain America Winter Soldier. We are now open at 7pm Friday-Sunday and our movies start at dusk. Oh and by the way, we are still showing 35mm film.

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Sammy Terry hosting Hammer Film Fest

On October 18th legendary horror film host Sammy Terry will be at the Skyline Drive-In.  He will be hosting our Hammer Film Fest and also performing not one but two of his famous stage shows.  He will be on hand for photos as well.  We will be showing Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Horror of Dracula (1958) and The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires ( a mash up of Hammer and the Shaw Brothers starring Peter Cushing).  This is an event you don’t want to miss.  Our Terror Trail will be opening early so the little kids can go through in the daylight.  But after dark only walk the trail if you dare.  We will be opening the gate at 5:30pm and the fun will start at 7pm.  So come early for a good spot.

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A Message from Sammy Terry

A message from Sammy Terry: I’m looking forward to sharing a horrorable stage show and terrible Tales of Terror with all my Fiends at the Skyline!… It will give you all.. Many Pleasant Nightmares!!!

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Sammy Terry coming to the Skyline

Legendary horror host character Sammy Terry will be at the Skyline on October 18th from 6:30pm-10:30pm.  This is your chance to meet Sammy and listen to his ghoulish stories.  There is no extra charge to meet him, just buy a movie ticket and enjoy the show.  Sammy will also be introducing our Hammerfest movie night.  We will be showing three classic Hammer Films.  First up will be Curse of Frankenstein and then Horror of Dracula.  We will wrap up the night with The Legend of The 7 Golden Vampires.  Also don’t forget to walk our Terror Trail and help support our digital projection fund.  It will be a ghoulish time!

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Great article from the original release of The Jesus Trip from 1971

jesus trip article

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Going Attractions News!!

1going-attractions-poster-812x1024Good news!  We have just added a second screening of Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of The Drive-In Movie.  We will be showing this new documentary Sunday August 25th at 9pm and Thursday August 29th at 9pm.  Prior to the screening on Thursday August 29th we will be having another Sky Lanterns launch.  So come out and see a great doc and launch lanterns with us.  The lanterns are available at the Skyline for $5 and proceeds benefit our Digital Conversion fund.  Both screenings are $5 for adults and $2 for kids 3-11 and under 3 are free.

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Roger Corman Launches Paid YouTube Channel ‘Corman’s Drive-In’

A month ago, we reported that legendary producer Roger “King of the B’s” Corman was starting a subscriber-only YouTube channel this summer called Corman’s Drive-In that would bring an extensive catalog of over 400 films he either produced, directed, or both to the Internet.

Corman’s Drive-In is now officially open for business and we have some other crucial details for you. The channel will feature a rotating selection of 30 titles that will be refreshed every month and it will all be made available to viewers for the low monthly price of $3.99...

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