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Save Skyline Drive-In

Dear Friends and Patrons of SKYLINE DRIVE-IN,

Our drive-in has been serving Barstow and the High Desert Community and surrounding areas for nearly 50 years. However, at the end of this year, movie studios will stop distributing movies on 35mm film. Theaters must switch to digital projection to stay in business. Each projector is $75,000 and we have two screens at Skyline that must be converted. We are struggling with this financial hurdle.

Honda Motor Co. is donating 5 of these projectors to drive-ins through a program called PROJECT DRIVE-IN. It is a contest in which the Drive-Ins that receive the most votes from the public will win the projectors. We at Skyline Drive-In have entered this contest.

Please support us by going to and casting a vote for us. Just go to that site and scroll down to “VOTE”. You can vote once each day from your computer and you can also cast a text vote by texting Vote85 to 444999. (85 is Skyline’s number.) You can cast both votes (website and text) each and every day until September 9, 2013. We really appreciate your support, and hope to see you at the Drive-In!


Gene and Judy Harvey and our family of employees.



31175 Old Highway 58 Barstow, CA 92311 | Text Vote85 to 444999 
“The Skyline Drive-In Theatre in Barstow, California since 1966 has been a community institution for the local population and a sought-after destination for people outside the immediate area, including other states and countries. It has a unique desert setting with beautiful foothills in the background and sits within sight of the famous, historic Route 66. It is listed in many tour guide books in Europe and Asia and Australia, and enjoys the patronage of many people who are exploring the historic sites along Route 66 or exploring the Mohave high desert region of Southern California. Only 8% of America’s drive-ins are still standing. We hope that we at Skyline can help keep that small but important candle of Americana burning. Skyline employs 12 to 20 men and women from the Barstow area including full time and part time. We want to continue Skyline’s legacy. To have it come crashing down now is unthinkable. What a loss for us and our employees. What a loss for Barstow and the high desert region of Southern California. Skyline Drive-In has two screens, and the $150,000 to convert the two screens is a horrific financial hurdle for us. We must find a way to survive the digital conversion crisis.”  * source Project Drive In

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