Sky-Vue Drive-In

2855 Park Avenue,
Memphis, TN 38016

750 cars

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Kenmore on August 23, 2016 at 10:15 am

Today, Melrose High School sits on the property, but you can still see the old entrance road, some of the ramps, and the foundation for the marquee.

kellab on August 23, 2016 at 9:57 am

I used to live on Beverly street right behind the drive in. It was surrounded by vacant fields back then. As kids we would walk thru the fields after dark and crawl under the fence. We’d grab a speaker off the stand and sit on the ground to watch the movie. Never got caught. The entrance was off Park Ave. between Pendleton and Haynes. Played on the playground many times. Later as a teenager, me and my best friend would double date there. That would have been back in 1961-64. Good memories.

vastor on November 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Some sources indicate that it also operated under the name Skyline Drive-In.

vastor on November 5, 2012 at 2:53 pm

It was later operated by Dave Lebovitz along with three indoor and two other drive-in theatres. All served the “colored” community.
Park Avenue has no highway number although it is an important thorofare. It begins at a fork from Lamar Ave. and veers in another direction. The fork is near South Parkway and Park Avenue stretches from midtown Memphis to the border of Germantown at which time it changes its name to Poplar Pike and continues east for a long way thereafter.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 4, 2010 at 6:42 am

The original operator at opening was H.H. Roth of the Sky-Vue Theatre Corp. Hoping someone local will know which ‘main highway’ it was located on.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on September 4, 2010 at 6:18 am

Do you know about where this was located? (Which “main highway” ?)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 3, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Ken, I have Harold Roth owning this Drive-in in the late fifties.