Skyway Drive-In

3475 Highway 42,
Fish Creek, WI 54212

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The Skyway Drive-In, which is Wisconsin’s second-oldest continuously operating drive-in, first opened in 1950 (the Keno Family Drive-In in Pleasant Prairie is older by one year). With its original lit-up marquee, a snack bar, old-fashioned intermission trailers and both speakers and AM/FM sound, this drive-in is an increasingly rare nostalgic survivor of 1950’s Americana. It screens first-run double features and is located between Fish Creek and Ephraim.

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Hal
Hal on May 13, 2006 at 8:06 am

This place is a genuine “time warp”!!! If you are ever in Door County stop in and see a movie, they are open daily from about Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend and run weekends only for awhile before and after the holiday weekends. Usually they have a double feature, normally they run current films too! The price is right, it’s alot of fun, and a great family outing! They have special “theme nights” from time to time, just like years ago, it’s usually packed on the weekends so go early and enjoy a real trip back to the 50’s & 60’s! I know this sounds like an advertisement, but hey, how many drive-ins are left? And besides, Door County is just about one of the most beautiful places in the country to Visit.

johnsonent
johnsonent on November 17, 2006 at 2:51 pm

The first movie I saw at the Skyway was Bell, Book and Candle. Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. My family was on our yearly vaction to Ellison Bay. We lived in Chicago at that time. My mothers best friend (Lolly Phiel) took me and my brother. I moved to Door County in 1975. One of my daughters, Emily (15)worked at the Skyway part time this past summer. It looks the same as it did back in the 50’s and 60’s. Except for the playground equipment. To many kids got hurt. Its a place were local kids can meet friends from school during summer vacation. Its been like that since it opened.

johnsonent
johnsonent on November 17, 2006 at 2:57 pm

The first movie I saw at the Skyway was Bell, Book and Candle. Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. My family was on our yearly vaction to Ellison Bay. We lived in Chicago at that time. My mothers best friend (Lolly Phiel) took me and my brother. I moved to Door County in 1975. One of my daughters, Emily (15)worked at the Skyway part time this past summer. It looks the same as it did back in the 50’s and 60’s. Except for the playground equipment. To many kids got hurt. Its a place were local kids can meet friends from school during summer vacation. Its been like that since it opened.

MrDriveIn
MrDriveIn on December 3, 2008 at 3:47 pm

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www.drive-inthruwisconsin.com There you will find photos, original newspaper ads and a whole lot more. Or contact me at I will give you complete and accurate information about Wisconsin drive-in theaters, just ask. Thanks, Charles Bruss

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on December 4, 2009 at 2:45 am

Explore The Door show segment on the Skyway Drive-In

Door County, WI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svYamQOScX0

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