Sky Drive-In

2050 Highway 223,
Adrian, MI 49221

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Previous Names: Skyview Drive-In, Jim-n-ees Drive-In

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The Skyview Drive-In opened on May 27, 1949. The car capacity for the drive-in was listed at 500. In-car heaters were installed in 1959. The Skyview Drive-In was later renamed the Sky Drive-In. It was originally owned by Wm. Jenkins and later Jim Palmer, who renamed it Jim-n-ees Drive-In..

The Sky Drive-In closed in 1987 and was later demolished. The property is now the site of a Kohl’s Department Store.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 29, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Parking 280 cars in 1956.Charles Tuttle was running it in the late Fifties.

TLSLOEWS on March 29, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Thats a great link Chuck!!Thanks.

MichaelKilgore on March 9, 2023 at 3:51 pm

Boxoffice, Nov. 18, 1950: “ADRIAN, MICH. - Speakers at drive-in situations are stolen at times but at the Sky Drive-In here, an enterprising thief stole the entire insides of a speaker and left the shell hanging on the post. R. B. Tuttle, manager, said that a recent fog which rolled in so heavily near the end of the second feature of a dual bill caused him to give out 400 rain checks. Nearly a third of the patrons decided they had their money’s worth and refused rain checks, he said.”

MichaelKilgore on April 18, 2024 at 9:21 am

The Oct. 30, 1961 issue of Boxoffice had a full-page story on Sky manager William Jenkins' promotions. In particular, patrons who attended shows during the winter at the Sky, “Michigan’s Pioneer of In-Car Heaters,” received an Igloo Club card. After four visits, the fifth was free.

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