Sky-Vue Drive-In

3015 S. Dallas Avenue,
Lamesa, TX 79331

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NYozoner
NYozoner on April 6, 2017 at 8:59 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.

malcolmdbc39
malcolmdbc39 on July 17, 2016 at 2:34 pm

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.

malcolmdbc39
malcolmdbc39 on July 17, 2016 at 2:29 pm

The Alco was North of town.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on March 23, 2016 at 1:58 am

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

jeffreyedling
jeffreyedling on March 22, 2016 at 5:26 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?

malcolmdbc39
malcolmdbc39 on February 9, 2016 at 10:16 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?

malcolmdbc39
malcolmdbc39 on February 9, 2016 at 9:51 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.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on December 2, 2015 at 8:02 pm

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

http://www.everythinglubbock.com/news/klbk-news/owners-of-lamesa-drive-in-recount-old-memories-after-fire-destorys-it

skyvue
skyvue on November 27, 2015 at 7:25 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.

http://bit.ly/lamesaskyvue

Chris1982
Chris1982 on October 9, 2014 at 3:36 am

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 25, 2009 at 10:24 pm

Here is another view of the screen and marquee:
http://tinyurl.com/l5sqly

DonRosen
DonRosen on August 20, 2007 at 8:44 am

Yeah, I think the movie shows on the top 2/3 and the bottom third must be painted black. I love that “in color” neon on the marquee.

RobertR
RobertR on August 19, 2007 at 11:19 pm

That can’t be the screen it’s too low

DonRosen
DonRosen on August 19, 2007 at 11:11 pm

Looks like a tiny screen.

onefig
onefig on March 16, 2005 at 5:13 pm

Here’s a little Sky-Vue anecdote for all.

I asked my mother about her experience singing for the crowd at the Sky-Vue, and this is an excerpt from my mother’s reply:

“I talked to Patsie [my aunt] yesterday and she remembered a few things about our "debut” at the Sky-Vue.  She said we sang there in June of 1949. 

I remember I wore a pique green and white dress and she remembers she wore a red dress with white stitching that she had made.  She said her date had on a white fuzzy shirt that shed on her red dress.  Guess that means she was sitting close to him on the drive to Lamesa.  The only song we can remember singing was “Blue Skirt Waltz."  We stood on the roof of the snack bar or the ramp house as they called it. 

She thinks Skeet Noret knew about us from a Lion’s Club Convention, when we represented the Seagraves Lions Club.  They gave us a rhinestone necklace and earrings with “Lions Club Sweethearts” on it.    I still have them.  Funny they could only muster up one pair.  Patsie thinks Skeet must have been there and that’s why he asked us to sing.  I wondered how he got in touch with us, since we had no telephone.  Who knows?

She and I both think we might have sung “Truck Driver’s Blues”, but we can’t be sure.  Gosh, that was so long ago.  She said the new drive in being built in Lubbock is out on the Clovis highway."

My mother is Marjore Chronister, and my aunt is Patsie Ross Milosevich. At the time they sang, they were Patsie and Marjore Scales. They grew up on a farm in Wellman, and moved to Lubbock for college. My uncles went to LHS and Tech as well, although no record exists of them singing at the Sky-Vue. Knowing their personalities, though, I’m sure each of them spent some time at the drive in, in either the front or back seat…

Seth
Seth on August 29, 2004 at 3:56 pm

I spent the night in Lamesa, and my friend and I had to pick between the drive in and high school football. Should have watched the movie, Lamesa got stomped. I can’t believe this is the only drive-in in the area. It’s perfect drive-in terrain (so flat you can see the next county seat’s water tower as you leave town), and there’s very little rain.