Skyhi Drive-In

78 Daniel Webster Highway,
Boscawen, NH 03303

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Previously operated by: Affiliated Theatres

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Skyhi Drive-In

The Skyhi Drive-In was constructed and opened on March 13, 1954 with Randolph Scott in “The Stanger Wore a Gun” & Johnny Weissmuller in “Valley of Head Hunters”. It was owned and operated by W. Stariknok & Affiliated Theatres Corp. Later operated by SBC Management and was neatly tucked away in the woods off the Daniel Webster Highway.

The drive-in itself seemed to last for many years, but by 1998 it was closed and demolished. Today, the general outline of the drive-in remains as it was carved out of the woods. However, it does appear that the screen is still standing, although in a very dilapidated state.

Contributed by Ken McElhaney

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

TomMc11 on July 20, 2017 at 10:37 am

There is a baseball diamond that was built in the middle of the woods just past where this drive in was. The dirt road leading to the diamond goes right down the middle of where the drive-in was just before turning right (north) towards the baseball diamond. Other than the outline, if you know what you are looking for, it appears nothing remains.

Kenmore on July 20, 2017 at 4:01 pm

It still appears that the screen, or at least the bottom half, is still standing. It is located just past where the road turns north to the baseball field and it faces to the east.

mattosborn on March 18, 2018 at 3:18 pm

The softball field was (still is?) for the company nearby, Elektrisola. We used to sneak into Sky-Hi from the back through Elektrisola. They started showing X-rated films in the late 80’s. That was the beginning of the end.

Dave Lounder THE DRIVE-IN THEATRE PRESERVATION SOCIETY on May 21, 2020 at 11:34 pm

Not sure how old Google satellite image of this area is, but when carefully comparing it to the old aerial, I was able to not only locate the field outline, but I literally found the screen frame! You need to look REALLY carefully, and zoom-in pretty far. Judging from the amount and depth of trees fronting the screen in the sat. shot, I highly doubt that it would’ve ever been torn down, as it looks fairly difficult to easily reach (by vehicle, anyway), and appears to be (much like our Torrington, CT screen) enshrouded by the trees. Can anyone make the trek to see if the frame still exists, and then report back here? Thanks, Drive-In Dave Lounder (MR. DRIVE-IN! ?)

That1950sGuy on August 16, 2020 at 7:17 pm

Drive-In Dave, I live not too far from this location and have been there several times. The screen is still there, with many of the asbestos shingles they painted white still attached. Other than that however, nothing is left except rubble.

rivest266 on March 6, 2023 at 1:42 pm

This opened on May 13th, 1954. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on March 6, 2023 at 1:43 pm

and closed in 1984.

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