Desert 5 Drive-In

2606 S. Lamb Boulevard,
Las Vegas, NV 89121

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Thetruth702
Thetruth702 on July 8, 2014 at 2:28 am

Thank god we still have west wind drive in there was also a drive in down the street where boulder station is now

VegasVic
VegasVic on June 14, 2013 at 11:00 am

Jerome Mack Middle School is now built on this site.

coffee4binky
coffee4binky on May 13, 2012 at 2:11 am

Oh, and about the “residents don’t appreciate the blight”, the neighborhood is mostly new, built between 1989 and 1999. The whites moved out, and today, it’s a Spanish-speaking neighborhood. I visit it frequently for the in-laws, who live down the street from this theater.

coffee4binky
coffee4binky on May 13, 2012 at 2:09 am

So, the junior high my brother-in-law attended was a movie theater at one time? And it was right near his house? Man, will he mad when I tell him that!

KimF
KimF on February 2, 2010 at 8:27 pm

When the drive-in was demolished, Syufy/Century built the multi-plex walk-in theater on the same property. I believe it housed either six or eight screens. Saw movies several times at both the drive-in and walk-in theater, but remember it being much better attended as a drive-in.

Now it’s a graffiti-covered walled/fenced-off parking lot full of dead trees, weed-laden asphalt and no structures. I’m surprised it’s been left like that for so long. The surrounding neighborhood is one of the oldest in town, but I’m sure the residents don’t appreciate the blight.

richjr37
richjr37 on May 25, 2009 at 9:32 pm

The drive-in of choice for my family,along with the adjacent Skyway,during our short time(Mar.‘79-Sept.'81)living in Vegas.

tmgowens
tmgowens on June 5, 2008 at 10:02 pm

I saw Star Wars there for the first time. I saw Meatballs, too.

bbrown1
bbrown1 on July 21, 2007 at 6:16 pm

I went to the Desert 5 Drive In a year or two before it closed. At that time, that section of Las Vegas was growing so fast, and there were so many lights in the neigborhood outside the theater that it was actually difficult to see the movie on the screen. It’s a shame, because it was a very nice drive in.