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If the movie being shown at the Atlantic was “That Model From Paris,” imdb has its year as 1926. Just a thought…
Here’s a little Sky-Vue anecdote for all.
I asked my mother about her experience singing for the crowd at the Sky-Vue, and this is an excerpt from my mother’s reply:
“I talked to Patsie [my aunt] yesterday and she remembered a few things about our "debut” at the Sky-Vue.Â She said we sang there in June of 1949.Â
I remember I wore a pique green and white dress and she remembers she wore a red dress with white stitching that she had made.Â She said her date had on a white fuzzy shirt that shed on her red dress.Â Guess that means she was sitting close to him on the drive to Lamesa.Â The only song we can remember singing was “Blue Skirt Waltz."Â We stood on the roof of the snack bar or the ramp house as they called it.Â
She thinks Skeet Noret knew about us from a Lion’s Club Convention, when we represented the Seagraves Lions Club.Â They gave us a rhinestone necklace and earrings with “Lions Club Sweethearts” on it.Â Â Â I still have them.Â Funny they could only muster up one pair.Â Patsie thinks Skeet must have been there and that’s why he asked us to sing.Â I wondered how he got in touch with us, since we had no telephone.Â Who knows?
She and I both think we might have sung “Truck Driver’s Blues”, but we can’t be sure.Â Gosh, that was so long ago.Â She said the new drive in being built in Lubbock is out on the Clovis highway."
My mother is Marjore Chronister, and my aunt is Patsie Ross Milosevich. At the time they sang, they were Patsie and Marjore Scales. They grew up on a farm in Wellman, and moved to Lubbock for college. My uncles went to LHS and Tech as well, although no record exists of them singing at the Sky-Vue. Knowing their personalities, though, I’m sure each of them spent some time at the drive in, in either the front or back seat…
I will…I’ll ask them to e-mail me a story or 2, and I’ll post them.
Don & Charles,
Just told my mother about this site, and the Showplace thread, and she couldn’t believe Skeet Noret was still around. She and my Aunt Patsie used to sing for the crowds during intermission at the Sky-Vue in Lamesa (sep thread)!!
Just got an e-mail from my cousin, and the name of the theatre is the Showplace 6, formerly just the Showplace. It’s still in business, with cheap tickets and (according to cuz) decent prints.
6707 University Ave.
Huge screen, beautiful curved rows of seating…the Winchester was a great place for a kid to see a movie.
In reply to dujac and Charles, I remember a walk-in theatre on University south of the Horseshoe, but for the life of me I can’t remember the name. I saw many films there throughout my childhood and up to my departure in 1980. Gah! Now I’ll be wracking my brain to remember the name…