Silver Sky-Vue Drive In

2152 E. Highway 180,
Silver City, NM 88061

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MichaelKilgore on August 31, 2022 at 1:49 pm

Silver City Daily Press, April 15, 1971: “Sale of the Sky Vue Drive in Theater was announced today by Lowell Cain and the new owner U. A. Kane of El Paso. Kane said his plans include a complete remodeling of the theater including the addition of a second screen to permit showing of two features at once. He will move to Silver City with his family to assume management of his new property as soon as he can complete a house, he said. Kane is an experienced theater operator, having owned three El Paso drive-in theaters which he recently sold to the McClendon Corp. of Dallas. He said the construction on the second screen will begin “right away, as soon as I can get a building permit.” He added the theater will remain open during the construction and remodeling operations.”

The second screen became operational between August 20, when its Daily Press ad said “Screen 2 Opening Soon”, and August 23, when it was advertising movies on both screens.

MichaelKilgore on April 9, 2022 at 1:17 pm

The last ad I could find for the Sky-Vue Twin was Aug. 17, 1974.

Silver City Daily Press, Nov. 18, 1975: “Planning and Zoning Commission officials … will be eyeing a tract of 8.362 acres at the site of the old Silver Sky-Vue drive in theatre demolished earlier this year. K-Mart representatives say they want to build on this location.”

50sSNIPES on May 1, 2020 at 10:50 pm

The Silver Sky-Vue Became A Twin In Late 1971.

MichaelKilgore on November 20, 2019 at 11:28 am

The beginning of the dream? Motion Picture Herald, June 21, 1952: “Steve Ward has resigned as Paramount salesman, and with associates, will build a drive-in theatre near Silver City, N. M.”