Skyway Drive-In

725 E. Villa Maria Road,
Bryan, TX 77802

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Previously operated by: Schulman Theatres

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Skyway Drive-In

The Skyway Drive-In, located on Highway 6, was opened on April 7, 1948 with Lucille Ball in “Her Husband’s Affairs”. It was operated by Jack A. Farr and had a capacity for 650 cars. In 1954 a CinemaScope screen was installed it was enlarged to accommodate 900 cars. It was later operated by Schulman Theatres and closed in 1969. Not to be confused with their later Skyway Twin Drive-In (which has its own page on Cinema Treasures)

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Drive-In 54 on November 13, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Okay here we go there was three DI’s in Bryan, TX. The Skyway, Skyway Twin and the Circle. All run by Schulman Theatres. The address given 2080 E. 29th Street, Bryan,TX 77802 is for the Skyway Twin. The address for the Skyway DI is unknown at this time.

markbrack on July 11, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Correction the Circle Drive-In was operated by Schulman Theatres BUT was located in College Station……….

MichaelKilgore on November 17, 2019 at 6:44 am

Billboard, Nov. 20, 1954: “ A major remodeling project has been started at Skyway Drive-In, Bryan. Tex., which is owned by Jack A. Farr, Houston. CinemaScope will be installed. Also in the plans are a new patio for the front area, a remodeled snack bar and new playground equipment. Capacity of the drive-in will be increased from 650 to 900 speakers. Farr also plans to install a swimming pool alongside the drive-in.”

50sSNIPES on April 28, 2020 at 7:40 pm

The Skyway Drive-In Opened Its Gates On April 7th, 1948 With Her Husband’s Affairs. 2 Months Prior To The Skyway’s Opening, Coming Soon Messages Were Written All Over From January To February 1948. The Skyway Drive-In Continued To Run Movies Until 1968 And Was Used For Special Events Until 1976.

rivest266 on August 12, 2023 at 9:53 am

Closed in 1969 just before the opening of the new Skyway Twin Drive-In.

50sSNIPES on October 20, 2023 at 7:47 am

Actual closing date is August 26, 1969 with John Wayne’s “Hellfighters” and George Peppard’s “House Of Cards”.

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