Desert 5 Drive-In

2606 S. Lamb Boulevard,
Las Vegas, NV 89121

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Scott Neff
Scott Neff on November 1, 2018 at 6:17 pm

Though I never visited the theatre myself, my coworkers told me (and the photos seem to suggest) that the original snack bar building was used as the lobby of the indoor theatre.

Thetruth702 on July 8, 2014 at 5:28 am

Thank god we still have west wind drive in there was also a drive in down the street where boulder station is now

VegasVic on June 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Jerome Mack Middle School is now built on this site.

coffee4binky on May 13, 2012 at 5:11 am

Oh, and about the “residents don’t appreciate the blight”, the neighborhood is mostly new, built between 1989 and 1999. The whites moved out, and today, it’s a Spanish-speaking neighborhood. I visit it frequently for the in-laws, who live down the street from this theater.

coffee4binky on May 13, 2012 at 5:09 am

So, the junior high my brother-in-law attended was a movie theater at one time? And it was right near his house? Man, will he mad when I tell him that!

KimF on February 2, 2010 at 11:27 pm

When the drive-in was demolished, Syufy/Century built the multi-plex walk-in theater on the same property. I believe it housed either six or eight screens. Saw movies several times at both the drive-in and walk-in theater, but remember it being much better attended as a drive-in.

Now it’s a graffiti-covered walled/fenced-off parking lot full of dead trees, weed-laden asphalt and no structures. I’m surprised it’s been left like that for so long. The surrounding neighborhood is one of the oldest in town, but I’m sure the residents don’t appreciate the blight.

richjr37 on May 26, 2009 at 12:32 am

The drive-in of choice for my family,along with the adjacent Skyway,during our short time(Mar.‘79-Sept.'81)living in Vegas.

tmgowens on June 6, 2008 at 1:02 am

I saw Star Wars there for the first time. I saw Meatballs, too.

bbrown1 on July 21, 2007 at 9:16 pm

I went to the Desert 5 Drive In a year or two before it closed. At that time, that section of Las Vegas was growing so fast, and there were so many lights in the neigborhood outside the theater that it was actually difficult to see the movie on the screen. It’s a shame, because it was a very nice drive in.