Sky-Vue Drive-In

940 Pasadena Avenue,
South Pasadena, FL 33707

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Sky-Vue Drive-In

Drive-in located in South Pasadena, a city between St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach. The Sky-Vue Drive-In opened October 12, 1949 with Bill Elliot in “The Last Bandit”. It was closed August 30, 1976.

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kencmcintyre on April 7, 2010 at 9:57 am

That’s funny-I had no idea there was a South Pasadena in Florida. I was a little startled as I had no recollection of any drive-in ever existing in the other South Pasadena.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on October 25, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Floyd took control of this drive-in, along with the Mustang and 28th Street Drive-ins in 1971. The Sky-Vue closed in 1973, with mounting costs associated with bringing the theater up to code being cited as a reason for closure.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on January 29, 2011 at 9:59 am

Here is a 1969 view courtesy of Historic Aerials.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 29, 2011 at 10:35 am

Floyd Theatres must have been a lot like Martin Theatres in Georgia,they pretty much had locations all over the Peach State.

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Drive-In 54 on November 29, 2011 at 12:24 pm

It was closed and razed Dec 1977. It was showing X Rated movies at the end. Check out the pictures.

P. K. "Budd" Ballard
P. K. "Budd" Ballard on January 18, 2012 at 11:14 am

Oh boy, I’m gonna ruffle feathers here. The Sky Vue closed because the land was sold by Floyd Theatres to U. S. Homes with the intention of building a high rise condo. A moratorium was passed by South Pasadena forbidding this. The theatre was re-opened by Bill Eisenhardt and was in operation for many more months. It never played x-rated movies, in fact, we re-opened with a new, green print of Forbidden Planet. I was a relief projectionist there for years and was the full time projectionist from re-opening to the end. I have many pictures and even video.

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Drive-In 54 on January 18, 2012 at 1:58 pm

So the newspaper story was wrong about the X rated movies. So Budd when did it close? Upload the pictures and video.

davidcoppock on October 21, 2018 at 8:10 am

Opened with “The last bandit”. Site now occupied by various businesses.

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