Sky Way Drive-In

4035 Boulder Highway,
Las Vegas, NV 89121

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Skyway Drive-In sign

The Sky Way Drive-In was built by DeAnza. It was opened on June 9, 1954 with Joan Crawford in “Johnny Guitar” & Sterling Hayden in “Fighter Attack”.

Closed in 1981 and since demolished, Regal Cinemas Boulder Station 11 sits here now.

Contributed by Scott Zimmerman

Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

Rickjr34 on March 23, 2007 at 8:36 am

The drive in on lamb and sahara was called the Desert 5. it closed in 1988 and was replaced by the Desert 16 cimemas,itself now closed.

henderson on July 18, 2007 at 5:02 pm

This was the Drive In for families. I saw alot of westerns and war movies with my dad. They had a small playground in front of the screen, as I’m sure other drive ins did. My dad would bring his lawn chair and sit outside the car for the movie while we stayed in the car.He would always back the wagon into the stall so we could sit on the tailgate and when we would fall asleep all he had to do was close the tailgate and head home. Not a bad snack bar either. I can still see the people that lived across the way sitting on their cinderblock fences and watching the movies. Alot of memories from 1959 – 1965.

kencmcintyre on October 24, 2008 at 8:35 pm

Advertised in the LA Times on 7/7/71. Double feature was “Love Story” and “A Few Dollars More”. His and her films, I guess. Phone number was DU2-8505.

kencmcintyre on October 24, 2008 at 8:37 pm

I don’t have my camera with me. You’ll have to trust me on this one.

KimF on February 2, 2010 at 8:34 pm

The Desert 5 drive-in was open well before the ‘80s… My friends and I went there during high school – I graduated in 1976. :–)

And yep, the Skyway shrunk in capacity as the years went by. They took out the speakers in the rear of the property – leaving just the poles.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Great ad i wonder of all the people to look at that movie ad did they notice “THE CYCLE SAVAGES” rated R with Melody Patterson? hey, wasn’t she that sweet young lady on the TV show “F-TROOP” Melody, i am shocked!

coffee4binky on May 13, 2012 at 1:39 am

So that’s what happened to this theater. Well, I’ll be…

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on April 8, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Uploaded a few movie ads and aerial from 1965.

Thetruth702 on July 8, 2014 at 2:37 am

West wind on rancho formally Las Vegas 6 were lucky to still have onel

rivest266 on September 13, 2019 at 3:19 pm

This opened on June 9th, 1954. Grand opening ad posted.

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