Sky Way Drive-In

4035 Boulder Highway,
Las Vegas, NV 89121

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The Sky Way Drive-In was built by DeAnza. It was opened on June 9, 1954 with Joan Crawford in “Johnny Guitar” & Sterling Hayden in “Fighter Attack”.

Closed in January 1981 and since demolished, Regal Cinemas Boulder Station 11 sits here now (it has its own page on Cinema Treasures).

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kencmcintyre on October 24, 2008 at 11:37 pm

I don’t have my camera with me. You’ll have to trust me on this one.

KimF on February 2, 2010 at 11:34 pm

The Desert 5 drive-in was open well before the ‘80s… My friends and I went there during high school – I graduated in 1976. :–)

And yep, the Skyway shrunk in capacity as the years went by. They took out the speakers in the rear of the property – leaving just the poles.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 6, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Great ad i wonder of all the people to look at that movie ad did they notice “THE CYCLE SAVAGES” rated R with Melody Patterson? hey, wasn’t she that sweet young lady on the TV show “F-TROOP” Melody, i am shocked!

coffee4binky on May 13, 2012 at 4:39 am

So that’s what happened to this theater. Well, I’ll be…

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on April 8, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Uploaded a few movie ads and aerial from 1965.

Thetruth702 on July 8, 2014 at 5:37 am

West wind on rancho formally Las Vegas 6 were lucky to still have onel

rivest266 on September 13, 2019 at 6:19 pm

This opened on June 9th, 1954. Grand opening ad posted.

davidcoppock on September 21, 2022 at 8:33 am

Yes Mike Rogers, Melody Patterson was in the tv series'F Troop(she played Wrangler Jane).

DavidZornig on October 9, 2022 at 1:47 pm

Update credit Richard Stegman Jr. “The Private Eyes” and “Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!)” was the very last double feature to play at the Skyway Drive in in Las Vegas in 1980. It closed in January 1981. The lot sat empty until 1993 to make way for the construction of the Boulder Station H/C.

I have not yet figured out what it’s final single feature was in January `81.

richjr37 on October 9, 2022 at 7:45 pm

No movies,single or double,played there after early January 1981. I know this because it was on my school bus route from Henderson to Variety School For The Handicapped until my family went back to California in September 1981. Both the screen and marquee remained but deteriorated pretty quickly.

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