Skyway Drive-In

5966 Interstate Drive E.,
Amarillo, TX 79102

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Skyway Drive-In

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The Skyway Drive-In was opened October 27, 1950 with “Sierra”. It was operated by H. Wilson & J. Fagan, of W.F.W. Theatres Inc. out of Dallas. In August 1961 it went over to playing Spanish language movies. It was closed February 22, 1964.

Contributed by Billy Smith / Don Lewis / Billy Holcomb

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NYozoner
NYozoner on December 26, 2010 at 9:56 am

Address should be: 5966 Interstate Dr E, Amarillo, TX 79118

Here is a link to a MapQuest image for this drive-in, ramps are still visible:

http://mapq.st/dDYNoU

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on June 10, 2015 at 8:14 pm

The Skyway Drive-In opened October 27, 1950. Days before, the aviation-centric drive-in advertised $100 for a parachute jumper to deliver the first film to the drive-in. The first film was “Sierra.” Midway through August of 1961, the Skyway converted to Spanish language films. On February 22, 1964, the Skyway played its final two features with “Aladino y la Lámpara Maravillosa” and “No soy monedita de oro.” It was the first of the Weisenburg Drive-Ins in Amarillo to close leaving the Trail, Palo Duro, Tascosa and Twin in the portfolio.

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