Skyvue Drive-In

Millstream Road and Stanley K Tanger Drive,
Lancaster, PA 17602

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Skyvue Drive-In

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The Skyvue Drive-In was operated by the Harry Chertcoff Circuit in 1950. It operated into at least the mid-1960’s.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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dennisczimmerman
dennisczimmerman on March 17, 2014 at 5:58 pm

The Sky Vue Drive in was in operation until at least the mid 1960’s. I remember going there to see the “very adult” movie “The Carpetbaggers” with George Peppard. Periodically the drive in showed first run movies, but most of the time they were either second run or “b movies.” The drive in was located where the Tanger Outlet center is now. The last time I was there, if you drive to the back of the center the light poles were still there that were on either side of the screen. The screen was in the back and was perpendicular to the highway. There was a long driveway from route 30 to the entrance and box office. I remember for the Summer holidays there would have one of those all night 4 or 5 feature shows. The Chertcoff company also operated the Comet Drive In theatre West of Lancaster off of what is now Route 283. That opened after the Sky Vue. The Comet was doomed when they made Route 283 a limited access highway and they had to change the entrance to one of the roads that surrounded the theatre. I remember a new road and bridge were built from Rohrerstown Road to get to the Comet. I am sort of getting off track now. I just wanted to add that this drive in – the Sky Vue – was opened at least until 1964 or 1965 whenever “Carpetbaggers” was released. How long after that time it was still operating I cannot remember.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on March 17, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Uploaded aerial from 1957. It was still there in 1971. It looks like it is part of a golf course now.

muviebuf
muviebuf on April 2, 2014 at 4:57 pm

The last operator of the Skyview was Angstadt & Wolfe Theatres. (That Angstadt is former Reading Mayor Paul Angstadt who still operates the Strand in Kutztown PA and that Wolfe is Richard Wolfe who still operates the Cinema Treasturs Favorite Roxy Theatre in Northampton PA) I belive the Skyview closed in the late 70’s or very early 80’s.

dennisczimmerman
dennisczimmerman on April 5, 2014 at 11:48 am

I do not believe that Angstadt and Wolfe ever operated this drive in. They operated the King Theatre in Lancaster when that was the last theatre owned by the Chertcoff circuit. However, I think both the Sky Vue and Comet drive ins were long closed when that happened. I am going to try and find out somewhere when the Tanger outlet center opened. The drive in closed I believe when the property was sold for the construction of the center. The golf course is part of the Host Resort Hotel located farther east on Route 30. That opened while the drive in was still in operation. In between the drive in and the hotel was a restaurant called Joe Myer’s family restaurant. It was a favorite place to eat with “the locals.” Depending on where you sat in the restaurant you could plainly see the drive in theatre screen as it faced East. If they would have put speakers in the restaurant we would have had the first dinner and a movie location!!!!!!

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