6517 Maynardville Pike,
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The Skyway Drive-In was located on North Broadway in Fountain City. It opened on July 26, 1948 with Dick Haymes in “Do You Love Me”. It was managed by ABC Theatres in the early-1970’s. It closed in 1973 before the Knoxville Drive-In, Family Drive-In, and Cinema Drive-In (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 and the site is a trailer park at the location now.
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