Skyway Drive-In

3801 Clemson Boulevard,
Anderson, SC 29622

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Previously operated by: Wilby-Kincey

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Skyway Drive-In...Anderson, S.C.

The Skyway Drive-In had a capacity for 372 cars. Opened on May 31, 1948 with Jack Haley in “George White’s Scandals”. It was operated by Bill Osteen, later by Wilby-Kincey. It was closed at the end of the 1981 season. It was torn down in 1995 to build a K-Mart, which closed in 2017.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 21, 2010 at 11:08 am

The Skyway Drive in was part of the Kincey Circuit in the late 50’s.It parked 500 cars in 1956.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 4, 2010 at 10:52 am


3801 clemson boulevard

Does anyone have more info or photos?

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on September 5, 2010 at 12:02 am

The screen was at the corner of Civic Center Blvd and Clemson. Rows fanned out from NW to SW. Barely visible in older GE.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 2, 2011 at 4:18 pm

huge screen it looks like.thanks for the pictures.might have been an ABC Southeastern theatre.

Littlescreen on June 19, 2017 at 8:20 pm

Silicon Sam is wrong! This theatre was located on the corner of Old Salem Church Rd and Clemson Blvd. Civic Center Blvd didn’t exist during this time. Close to where the photo was taken was an old gas station named “Pack-a-Sack” or something to that effect. I remember seeing Hawmps there as a young boy. Great times. I also remember if you slowed down on Old Salem Church Rd before you hit the stop sign on Clemson Blvd you could catch a glimpse of the movie playing through the tall privacy trees along the road. The exit traffic went down a small road that exited onto Salem. I remember a sign that read “STOP Do Not Enter! Tire Piercing Spikes Present…” or something to that nature.

50sSNIPES on December 7, 2022 at 5:28 am

The Skyway Drive-In opened its gates on May 31, 1948 with Jack Haley in “George White’s Scandals” along with a cartoon, and was first operated by Bill Osteen (or W.E. Osteen).

The original screen before CinemaScope measures 45x45ft and features the original installation of Simplex’s four-star sound system with individual speakers in each car.

The Skyway closed at the end of the 1981 season. The theater itself was overgrown by trees, but was torn when Kmart was built in the theater’s site in 1995 and opened on March 14, 1996. In March of 2017, the Kmart closed and the building was divided into three different places. One is a Burlington Coat Factory, another a Sportsman’s Warehouse, and the other being a Golds Gym.

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