Skyway Drive-In

5966 Interstate Drive E.,
Amarillo, TX 79102

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Skyway Drive-In

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.

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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:

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.

Kenmore on September 29, 2017 at 10:52 pm

A better address (at least for Google) is 6006 Interstate Access Road, Amarillo, TX. The drive-in was located on the south side of the road and appears to have closed because of the highway expansion.

The remnants of the ramps existed until recently and today the property has been plowed over and no trace remains.

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