Drive In Movie: Skyscraper

Redfield, SD

Last Saturday we went to the Drive-In Movie one mile north of Redfield to see “Skyscraper”.

I hadn’t been to one of these since I was in grade school.  It was so much fun!

The lady at the gate was super friendly and gave us a run down on where to park, where concessions and bathrooms were and how to run the speakers.


Bug Spray

When we first pulled up there were kids running around playing baseball under the screen.

It was so nostalgic.  Right away my daughter found a friend from school even though we both live in Watertown 70 miles away.

Then the car that pulled up next to us was a former coworker of my husband’s.

Then my sister texted and said that she knew a couple who had gone there that night and we found them in just a few moments and took a selfie to prove it.

Starts at Dusk

An elder gentleman parked behind us was a wealth of information on the new owners and the renovations they had done.  You could tell he really loved coming to the drive-in.

He said that when they show children’s movies they try to have a character available for photos with the kids.

He also said that one time there was a car show in town and they all came over to the theater and the parking lot looked just how it used to when he was young.

After it was over he pulled up next to us to see how our kids liked the show.  We were happy to report their bellies were full of sugar and popcorn and they loved it!


So much fun!

Pheasant City Drive-In Theater is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  The gate opens at 8:00 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk.

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I would highly recommend making the trip.  We didn’t get home until 1:00 in the morning but it was worth it to feel a sense of community and bring back memories from our childhood.