Sky Way Drive-In

4035 Boulder Highway,
Las Vegas, NV 89121

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richjr37 on October 9, 2022 at 4:45 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.

DavidZornig on October 9, 2022 at 10:47 am

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.

davidcoppock on September 21, 2022 at 5:33 am

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

rivest266 on September 13, 2019 at 3:19 pm

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

Thetruth702 on July 8, 2014 at 2:37 am

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

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Drive-In 54 on April 8, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Uploaded a few movie ads and aerial from 1965.

coffee4binky on May 13, 2012 at 1:39 am

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

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Mike Rogers on April 6, 2010 at 4:58 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!

KimF on February 2, 2010 at 8:34 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.

kencmcintyre on October 24, 2008 at 8:37 pm

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

kencmcintyre on October 24, 2008 at 8:35 pm

Advertised in the LA Times on 7/7/71. Double feature was “Love Story” and “A Few Dollars More”. His and her films, I guess. Phone number was DU2-8505.

henderson on July 18, 2007 at 5:02 pm

This was the Drive In for families. I saw alot of westerns and war movies with my dad. They had a small playground in front of the screen, as I’m sure other drive ins did. My dad would bring his lawn chair and sit outside the car for the movie while we stayed in the car.He would always back the wagon into the stall so we could sit on the tailgate and when we would fall asleep all he had to do was close the tailgate and head home. Not a bad snack bar either. I can still see the people that lived across the way sitting on their cinderblock fences and watching the movies. Alot of memories from 1959 – 1965.

Rickjr34 on March 23, 2007 at 8:36 am

The drive in on lamb and sahara was called the Desert 5. it closed in 1988 and was replaced by the Desert 16 cimemas,itself now closed.

shanebailey on September 3, 2005 at 4:54 pm

there was a five plex two blocks down the road that was opened in the 80’s called century 5 on lamb and sahara

johnnybatters on September 2, 2005 at 3:42 pm

Yeah for some reason I thought there was another drive-in on boulder hwy. I wish the drive-in was still there instead of another casino. And I hope drive-ins make a come back but with land prices so high I doubt it.

shanebailey on September 2, 2005 at 10:55 am

My email is

shanebailey on September 2, 2005 at 10:39 am

Sero amusement was the owners from the late 50’s to approx 79.
I worked and lived there for about 4 years.
The sunset drive in theatre was not on boulder hwy. It was across town at cheyenne and rancho area and was a sister theatre to the skyway.

johnnybatters on August 25, 2005 at 2:34 pm

We use to go to this drive-in a lot when I was a kid and as a young adult. One screen, large snack bar, and a not to big play ground for the kids. Of course that’s all I can remember. There was also another drive-in down the street on Boulder Highway called the Sunset drive-in.