Watching movies in 2020/2021 has been a bit different, but one thing is the same…drive-in movies are still fun! Even as festivals are cancelled and indoor entertainment is restricted, drive-in theatres are a perfect option for safe entertainment. We are fortunate to have many drive-in theaters in Ohio, including a couple in Central Ohio. Skyview Drive-in is located in Lancaster, which less than 40 minutes from downtown Columbus!
Open in 1948, Skyview Drive-In blends retro with modern. Listen to the movie with state-of-the-art FM stereo sound using your car’s stereo. Movies are shown with digital HD 1080 Picture quality on a 80′ Screen. They offer a great concession stand, so plan to grab dinner and snacks. Typically open from March-September; Skyview Drive-In opens for 2021 on Friday, April 2. Restrictions and online ticketing are still in place from 2020 for health and safety precaution.
The theatre typically only shows first-run movies. Due to lack of new releases with movie studio closures of 2020, not all of the movies for 2021 will be first-run.
Skyview Drive-In Schedule
Gates open approx. 7:15 pm
Movies start approx. 8:30 pm or at dusk
Admission Gates Close At: 9:30 pm
Open Fridays and Saturdays; unless otherwise scheduled
Read below for details about ticket sales, food sales, safety guidelines, and more.
Changes for 2020/2021 at Skyview Drive-In
Online ticket sales
Tickets must be purchased online. This reduces person to person contact and ensures everyone with a ticket gets a spot. They are operating at 50% capacity to allow for distance between cars. Since drive-ins are a popular option this year, online ticketing prevents long lines with cars being turned away when they are at capacity. If they are not sold out, tickets can be purchased at the gate, but admission is not guaranteed.
Concessions and Food Permit
Outside food is allowed to be brought in, but you must purchase a $5 food permit per vehicle. Movie theatres rely on concession sales to support operation expenses, as a large percentage of ticket sales goes to the movie production companies. Purchase a food permit at the same time as your online ticket.
Tickets for Skyview Drive-in
Tickets must be purchased online. A ticket guarantees you’ll have a parking spot, and they must operate at reduced capacity.
- Ages 12 and over $8 each
- Police/Fire/Military (show ID at the ticket booth) $6 each
- Kids 4 – 11, $4 each
- Ages 3 and under – Free
- Outside food permit – $5 per vehicle (purchase at time of ticket order)
Other safety precautions
Masks required when you are away from your vehicle.
The grassy area under the screen in closed. Kids will often run and play before the movies start, so please make sure your kids understand that it’s not allowed this year.
Park your vehicle with the driver-side next to the speaker post. This allows for proper spacing between cars. You can put chairs in front of your vehicle or stay in your vehicle. If you have a pick-up truck, you can sit in the bed. If you have an SUV, you can turn it backwards into the parking spot and sit in the back. Hatches cannot be above the height of the vehicle. Do not sit or socialize between vehicles, even if you know your neighbor.
Allow for 6 foot distancing between patrons at concession stand or restrooms. Please wear a mask when you are away from your car.
These guidelines are important for the drive-in to be allowed to continue to operate. Please respect all employee directives. If you are unable to follow the rules, please find something else to do. Those who refuse to follow the guidelines will be asked to leave immediately without a refund. Be a good human.
Skyview Drive-in Lancaster
2420 E Main St, Lancaster, Ohio 43130 (740) 653-5517
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