Sky-Vue Drive-In

3015 S. Dallas Avenue,
Lamesa, TX 79331

583 cars

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Sky-Vue Drive-In

Opened in 1948 with a capacity for 583 cars and seating for 320 walk-in patrons. The Sky-Vue Drive-In is open and thriving in the friendly farming community of Lamesa. It is a great 1950’s throwback complete with playground, swings and merry-go-round. Not to be missed is the snack bar ( also open to the public) featuring the “Chihuahua” sandwich, which was originally concieved and introduced by R.A. “Skeet” Noret and his wife, Sarah. They also built and ran the theater for many years and remain active in the movie theater business.

This was one of many successful movie ventures for the Norets. Sadly the concession building of the theatre was destroyed by a fire on November 27, 2015, putting the theatre out of business.

Contributed by Don Lewis

Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

Chris1982 on October 9, 2014 at 12:36 am

Address: 3015 S. Dallas Ave., Lamesa, TX 79331, this maps directly to the drive-in.

skyvue on November 27, 2015 at 4:25 pm

This theatre reportedly was destroyed by fire on Friday, 11/27/2015. Whether it was just the concession stand that burned or also the screen, ticket booth, marquee, etc., the story linked below is not clear about.

DavidZornig on December 2, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Below link has photos and a post fire interview with the owners.

malcolmdbc39 on February 9, 2016 at 6:51 am

First of all, the snack bar was all that burned. While this was tragic, the screen, the projection booth, the digital projectors, all were untouched by the fire. Now rather the Kirklands rebuild it, time will tell. I think Sam wants to, but he is getting close to retirement age and has a big decision to make. I personally hope he reopens. I grew up going to the Skyview and so did my kids. It was a really fun place with great food.

malcolmdbc39 on February 9, 2016 at 7:16 am

I have been told by a Lamesa native, that there was another drive in theater north of town. It was torn down when they built the Alco store. Anyone know about this?

jeffreyedling on March 22, 2016 at 2:26 am

I checked the “Mike Rivest Ultimate List of Movie Theaters” site, and two other drive-in theaters were listed for Lamesa, Texas besides the Sky-Vue. The Yucca Drive-In on the Big Springs Highway had the year range ?1950-?1975 listed. The Fiesta Drive-In didn’t have an address listed, but the year range ?1961-?1975 was included. I searched old Topo Maps and found the Yucca Drive-In but not the Fiesta. Where is the Alco store located?

Chris1982 on March 22, 2016 at 10:58 pm

Malcolmdbc39 from the photos on the photo page, it look’s as though there is more damage than just to the snack bar

malcolmdbc39 on July 17, 2016 at 11:29 am

The Alco was North of town.

malcolmdbc39 on July 17, 2016 at 11:34 am

Just read in the newspaper, the Kirklands don’t own the land the theater was built on, just the structures themselfs. The land owner does not want to renew the lease for the land so it looks like death for this theater. Probably build another Walmart there.

NYozoner on April 6, 2017 at 5:59 pm

FDY and IMPA both list a Fiesta Drive-In, Lamesa, TX, from 1957 to 1970. Sky Vu Drive-In and Yucca Drive-In are also listed, so there appears to have been three drive-ins operating in Lamesa.

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