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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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 22, 2011 at 5:37 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
Naughtius on November 27, 2011 at 6:09 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”…

Anybody?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 28, 2011 at 12:17 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
TorstenAdair on January 30, 2012 at 3:07 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
TorstenAdair on January 31, 2012 at 11:39 am

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

“Skyview

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
jwmovies on December 12, 2012 at 11:26 pm

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
70s_moviegoer on March 15, 2013 at 12:02 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
TorstenAdair on January 14, 2014 at 12:42 pm

The map location and street view needs to be corrected. It is currently pinned to 80th Street.
Correct location: http://goo.gl/maps/Z7B8g

Ron1236
Ron1236 on September 13, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Does anyone have a photo of the whole marque sign? Thanks

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