Skyway Drive-In

3609 Bardstown Road,
Louisville, KY 40218

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Previously operated by: Fourth Avenue Amusement Co.

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Skyway Drive-In

The Skyway Drive-In was located on Bardstown Road, at Hikes Lane. Car capacity listed for the drive-in was 500. Opened in mid-summer of 1947 and was operated by Fourth Avenue Amusement Co.

The Skyway Drive-In closed in 1975 and was later demolished for development.

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NapoleonSolo on June 27, 2011 at 8:56 pm

The location is incorrect. The Skyway was approximately ¾ mile south of this location at the corner of Bardstown Road and Hikes Lane.

jwmovies on November 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 3623 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40218.

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Drive-In 54 on March 15, 2017 at 1:56 pm

3609 Bardstown Road is correct. It is the corner of Bardstown Road and Hikes Lane. Both addresses (3623 and 3609) will both work.

MichaelKilgore on April 1, 2022 at 9:28 pm

The Jan. 3, 1948 issue of Showmen’s Trade Review had a photo roundup of 1947 theater construction. It mentioned “Louis Arru’s Skyway, Buechel, Kentucky, … has in-car speakers, Motiograph projectors and sound, Strong Mogul high intensity lamps and Strong rectifiers.” Buechel is the name of a census-designated place that was incorporated into Louisville in 2003, so it seems to be the same drive-in.

50sSNIPES on May 3, 2024 at 12:27 pm

The Skyway opened its gates in mid-1947. Construction started that May and started its operation by August of that same year. The Skyway closed after the 1972 season.

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