Skyway Drive-In

6517 Maynardville Pike,
Knoxville, TN 37918

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Skyway Drive-In

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The Skyway Drive-In was located on North Broadway in Fountain City, and was managed by ABC Theatres in the early-1970’s. It closed in the early-1970’s before the Knoxville, Family, and Cinema Drive-In’s (also managed by ABC) closed. It closed before I was ever able to go to a movie there, but I did drive by it while it was still open.

As I remember, it was on the left side of Broadway NE just north of Fountain City, as you are headed towards hills. I remember it being a very plain looking drive-in that seemed to be located in the middle of a field pretty far back from the highway with a very long driveway. There seemed to be nothing else much around it at the time.

The screen stayed up for at least a few years after it closed, but I have no idea what is at the location now.

Contributed by Bob Brown

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Drive-In 54 on September 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I checked the 6517 Maynardville Hwy address and it puts you out in the county.

The address is: 6517 Maynardville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918 It makes a big drifference.

tntim on September 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Thanks for the correction. I have always called that section Maynardville Hwy, but it doesn’t become “Highway” until it crosses the Knox/Union County line.

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Drive-In 54 on September 29, 2012 at 1:35 pm

tntim..You are welcome!! Do you have pictures to share?

tntim on June 17, 2014 at 3:33 pm

The Skyway was on Maynardville Pike which is what Broadway becomes after you leave the Knoxville city limits. The location is in the unincorporated community of Halls Crossroads. I have set the streetview to the correct location. It shows the original driveway which is now the entrance to the trailer park that sits on the spot where the drive-in was. You can take the streetview up Mynatt Road which runs along the south side of the property, and still see the old metal fencing that was around the drive-in.

The last add in the newspaper that I can find was in September 1973, so I would assume that it closed for good after the 1973 season.

The correct address is 6517 Maynardville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

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