Sky Hi Drive-In

800 Shoshone Avenue,
Gillette, WY 82718

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Sky Hi Drive-In

A note in the November 1980 issue of Billboard noted that Leonard Steele operated the Sky Hi Drive-In Theatre.

The Sky Hi Drive-In opened with a single screen and first appeared in the Motion Picture Almanac’s drive-in lists in the 1968 or 1969 edition. The 1979 MPA still listed the Sky Hi Drive-In with a single screen, capacity 275. A second screen was added in 1977 and a 1980 aerial photo showed that the Sky Hi Drive-In had been twinned, but subsequent MPAs never included the capacity of the second, slightly smaller lot; I’d guess it was about 225.

The Sky Hi Drive-In was included in the final MPA list in 1988. A 1994 aerial showed it intact and possibly active. It was completely gone by a 2006 aerial.

Contributed by Michael Kilgore

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MichaelKilgore on November 27, 2019 at 9:36 pm

Here’s when the Sky Hi got its second screen, also capacity 275?

Boxoffice, Dec. 13, 1976: “William Semple and Leonard Steele have started construction on a twin addition to the Sky Hi Drive-In, Gillette, Wyo. The new ozoner will have a 275-car capacity. The twin drive-in brings the total number of screens in Gillette to five.”

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