Marty's Sky Vue III Drive-In

3183 ND-20,
Jamestown, ND 58401

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Previous Names: Lake Road Drive-In, Sunset Drive-In, Theataire Drive-In

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Marty's Sky Vue III Drive-In

Opened as the Lake Road Drive-In in 1949. It became the Sunset Drive-In by 1952 with a 350-car capacity. By 1960 the name had been changed to the Theataire Drive-In. Car capacity was 300 and around 1983 it had been renamed Marty’s Sky Vue III Drive-In. The drive-in was open into at least 1988.

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Kenmore on November 20, 2014 at 10:02 am

Found it. The drive-in was located north of the town on NW corner on the intersection of 84th Ave SE and 32nd Street SE. While it has become private property, the owners seem to have actually augmented the outline of the drive-in.

dallasmovietheaters on September 5, 2015 at 2:41 pm

This drive-in started as a 350-car drive-in on Highway 20 two miles north of the city launching in 1949.

kennerado on October 4, 2019 at 8:32 am

Concession building or projection building was kept along with the original entry (or exit?) road.

MichaelKilgore on January 22, 2023 at 7:07 pm

The 1950-51 edition of the Motion Picture Almanac included the Lake Road Drive-In, owner L. J. Ludwig. In the 1952-53 edition, that changed to the Sunset Drive-In, owner Lake Road Thea. Co.

The MPA changed the listing to the Park Theataire, owner Burr Cline, for the 1960-64 editions, then nudged it to Park Theatre in 1965. For the 1977 edition, the MPA changed the Park Drive-In’s owner (back?) to Ludwig. It stayed that way through 1982, then became Marty’s Sky-Vue III, owner L. Martinson, in the 1983-88 Motion Picture Almanacs.

Kenmore on January 23, 2023 at 5:11 am

A closer address is 3183 ND-20, Jamestown, ND.

Google has updated their addresses and this puts it right on the property.

The original entrance road is still present and being used as the entrance. Only a portion of the exit road still exists which is next to 32nd Street SE.

The projection booth/concession stand also seems to still exist, although it clearly has a new roof.

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