Skyway Drive-In

1956 RR 20 E,
Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0

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Previously operated by: Canadian Odeon, Cineplex Odeon

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Canadian Drive-In, 4 Can-View Drive-In

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 905.892.9929

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Skyway Drive-In

After being denied permission to build a drive-in theatre in Montreal after construction started in 1946, Michel Zahorchak (who later founded Canadian Theatres) packed up and moved to the St. Catharines area and opened the Canadian Drive-In on July 17, 1947. It was closed on October 7, 1982. It reopened on October 8, 1982 as the 4 Can-View Drive-In, which is largest drive-in in Ontario and now has four screens and holds 2,015 cars. Located ten minutes from Niagara Falls, Ontario. Later taken over by Canadian Odeon. In 2023 it was taken over by the Premier Drive-In Theatres Operating Corporation and renamed Skyway Drive-In.

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Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

kencmcintyre on May 11, 2007 at 3:17 pm

Kind of an unfortunate name, isn’t it? My first thought was that the cars faced the restrooms.

MichaelKilgore on August 16, 2017 at 2:51 pm

From Niagara This Week: The Can-View, a four-screen complex located off Highway 406 at Regional Road 20, was built in 1983 not long after the Dain City drive-in was shuttered. Its four screens and space for up to 2,000 cars make it one of the biggest outdoor theatres in the country.

MichaelKilgore on August 16, 2017 at 7:48 pm

Several Niagara This Week stories list Steve Forrest as the current (as of 2016) manager / projectionist of the Can-View. Forrest or his company bought it from Cineplex Odeon in 2001 or 2002, depending on the story.

Also, one of the Can-View’s screens was hit by a tornado on the afternoon of May 20, 1996, while the movie Twister was on the marquee. This birthed a Snopes-refuted urban legend that the tornado hit while that movie was playing, even during its climactic drive-in scene.

TomMc11 on August 20, 2017 at 8:44 pm

1956 RR 20 E, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0, Canada gets you there in Google Maps….and the google car actually went INTO the Drive-In.

ALLAN P. BARNES on November 11, 2023 at 12:34 am

Re-opened in April 2023. New owners Premier Operating Corporation. Re-branded as SKYWAY DRIVE IN. Closed for the season October 2023.

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