Skyvue Drive-In

5947 Chef Menteur Highway,
New Orleans, LA 70126

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davidcoppock on November 16, 2018 at 9:52 am

Opened with “Kim”.

DavidZornig on May 20, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Circa 1951 photo added via Jerrytt Mon. Alan Ladd in “Appointment With Danger” part of a double feature. Originally released May 9, 1951.

gentillyorleans on March 7, 2012 at 2:10 am

I stand corrected, the Skyvue did open on March 9, 1951.

rivest266 on August 11, 2011 at 4:47 pm

This opened on March 9th, 1951. Ad is up on the photo page.

ArthurHardy on June 11, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Announcing a book about New Orleans Movie Theaters

The History of the Neighborhood Theaters in New Orleans
is being written by 89-year-old Rene Brunet, the dean of the motion picture industry in Louisiana, and New Orleans historian and preservationist Jack Stewart. The 160-page,coffee table book will be released in November and is being published by Arthur Hardy Enterprises, Inc. Attention will be focused on 50 major neighborhood and downtown theaters, culled from a list of nearly 250 that have dotted the cityâ€\s landscape since the first “nickelodeon” opened in 1896 at 626 Canal Street. The book will be divided by neighborhoods and will open with a map and a narrative about each area. Each major theater will feature “then and now” photographs, historic information, and a short series of quotes from famous New Orleanians and from regular citizens who will share their recollections.
We are trying to acquire memorabilia and additional photos of this theater for this publication. (deadline July 1.) You will be credited in the book and receive a free autographed copy if we publish the picture that you supply. Please contact Arthur Hardy at or call 504-913-1563 if you can help.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 25, 2010 at 2:32 pm

THe Skyvue Drive was playing “SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER"twice at 8:00 and 10:15 pm.

BigEasyBarry on August 9, 2009 at 10:36 pm

I remember when that sign was destroyed. It was during Hurricane Camile in August 1969.

joysmovies on January 31, 2008 at 4:33 pm

This is a photo of Chef Hwy in the early 50’s with the Skyvue marquee far off on the right.
Each time you click on the pic, it will zoom in.,8329

joysmovies on January 22, 2008 at 8:53 am

This is a photo of the original Skyvue marquee. It was destroyed in a storm in 1968, if my memory serves me correctly.
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