Skyline Drive-In

182 SE Brewer Road,
Shelton, WA 98584

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Skyline Drive-In (Official)

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 360.462.4707

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Ken Layton picture

The Skyline Drive-In opened around may 1964 with Walt Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp”.

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KenLayton on April 6, 2014 at 9:25 pm

The same story also appeared in the March 23, 2014 edition of The Olympian newspaper in Olympia, Washington.

Dave Lounder THE DRIVE-IN THEATRE PRESERVATION SOCIETY on September 1, 2015 at 6:50 pm

KEN LAYTON — Please email me, sir! Thanks, brother! is back online — I want to upload your interview, and more!

JeffSchafer on March 15, 2019 at 11:26 pm

On the post “Drive-In Theatre Preservation Society on September 1, 2015 at 6:50 pm”, they need to update their URL.

The current one (as of 3/15/2019) is

KenLayton on July 14, 2019 at 9:45 pm

I drove past the Skyline a couple of days ago and the totem pole is now gone. :(

KenLayton on March 23, 2020 at 8:24 am

Opening for this season is delayed due to coronavirus. They think they will open in late April.

KenLayton on May 24, 2020 at 6:37 pm

Now re-opening for the season today under Governor Jay Inslee’s “Phase 2” coronavirus guidelines.

KenLayton on May 27, 2020 at 10:16 pm

KCPQ-TV channel 13 just did a feature story about the Skyline on the 10 o'clock evening news today.

KenLayton on April 30, 2021 at 7:42 pm

The “Skyline” neon sign was taken down two weeks ago. It is being restored by the crew at Shelton Neon and will be re-installed at the theater in the coming weeks. More details here:

gregsalo on May 17, 2023 at 7:50 am

The photo of Ken Layton (?) with the projector lens that is displayed as the photo for the Skyline has an incorrect caption.

INCORRECT: “The Skyline Drive-In opened in 1962. This single screen drive-in has a capacity for 330 cars.”

CORRECT: The Olympian newspaper of May 28, 1964, noted that the drive-in opened with “Lady and the Tramp” in 1964. Not 1962.

MichaelKilgore on May 17, 2023 at 8:48 am

Confirming gregsalo’s note with a few bonus names.

Boxoffice, July 6, 1964: “Shelton, Wash. - Mason County’s first drive-in theatre was opened recently five miles south of town on the Olympia highway. The 354-car airer, built on a 16-acre tract, is a project of Fred Thibodeau and Fred Henry, who are painters by day in the Bremerton Navy shipyard and exhibitors at night and on weekends, operating several theatres.”

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