Sky-View Drive-In

7200 Hartman Avenue,
Omaha, NE 68104

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Sky-View Drive-In

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The Sky-View Drive-In was opened in August 1954, and at that time was operated by Benson Drive-In’s Corporation, with Ralph Blank as president, and William Miskell.

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rloeffler on September 23, 2010 at 10:09 pm

The drive-in at 7200 Hartman Ave. was called the Sky-View, not the Sunset. It opened in Aug. 1954. It had a capacity of 410 cars.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 22, 2011 at 8:37 am

rloeffler is correct. This drive-in was called the Sky-View, not the Sunset.

Groundbreaking for the drive-in project at 72nd and Hartman Avenue was to take place soon, according to an item in Boxoffice of May 8, 1954. Plans for the 1100-car facility had been drawn by Colorado Springs architect Deitz Lusk, Jr..

Boxoffice of August 28, 1954, said that the Sky-View Drive-In had opened the previous week. Owner-operators were Ralph Blank and William Miskell.

Naughtius on November 27, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Yeah… I Grew Up In Aux Maha and while there WAS a “Sunset Speedway” out on The Blair High Road, The GIANT [And ONLY] Drive-In on North 72nd, As Others have noted, was TheSkyView

You Entered From 72nd, Driving [North] UP a Fairly Long Access Road…

On Another Note, I’ve been Racking My Brain Trying To Remember What Movie Theater was on the SW Corner of… of… 20th? & Farnam… 3 or 4 Blocks EAST of The “Muse”…


Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 28, 2011 at 3:17 am

Naughtius: The theater at 20th and Farnam is the former Paramount, known as the Astro from 1962 until it closed as a movie theater, and now restored and reopened as the Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center.

TorstenAdair on January 30, 2012 at 6:07 pm

THANK YOU! I was racking my brain… Back in the late 70s, my brothers were driven all over Omaha for soccer games, and I remember seeing the remnants of the sign from the intersection of 72nd and Crown Point Avenue as we traveled to and from Roncalli High School.

I believe there was some lettering still on the marquee. An abandoned drive-in held some mystique to my young mind.

TorstenAdair on January 31, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Theater Houses ‘Round Town Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Sunday, June 16, 1985


72nd Street and Hartman Avenue, 571 – 0206. One screen. March through December. Tickets are $3.50 per person; children younger than 12 free except for Disney films and other special engagements. Two shows on weekdays, three or more on weekends."

A drive-in, in Omaha, opened in December?!

jwmovies on December 13, 2012 at 2:26 am

Approx. address for Sky-View/Sunset drive-in was 5361 N 72nd St, Omaha, Nebraska 68104. The entrance was at the city limits near the golf course.

70s_moviegoer on March 15, 2013 at 3:02 pm

By the late 70s it had become pretty run-down. But still have fond memories of the horror movies I saw there in my youth with my dad and brother. I remember turning away from The Amityville Horror on opening night due to the mile long line of traffic trying to get into the Skyview.

TorstenAdair on January 14, 2014 at 3:42 pm

The map location and street view needs to be corrected. It is currently pinned to 80th Street.
Correct location:

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