Sky Drive-In

7028 Theatre Road,
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

500 cars

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Functions: Swap Meet

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The Sky Drive-In was opened on June 3 1959 with David Niven in “Tonight’s the Night” & Joel McCrea in “The Tall Stanger”. It was closed in 1994 with Disney’s animated "The Lion King" being the last movie shown. The former drive-in has been used for swap meets since 1996.

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moviebear1 on May 24, 2017 at 5:02 pm

The SKY Drive-In opened in 1958.

moviebear1 on May 24, 2017 at 5:04 pm

It originally had room for 500 cars.

DrunkOnLight on June 11, 2017 at 1:39 pm

What’s a bit of mystery concerning the “Sky Harbor” sign in the exact style and shade of blue, and looks to be the same age as the existing “Sky Drive-In Theater” sign. The Sky Harbor sign has been mounted in front of a real estate company on Jaurez Lane just south of Hwy. 62 as you head into the Sky Harbor residential area. There is a link between these two signs which could be simply that the Sky Harbor sign was designed by the same sign company at the request of the original developer of Sky Harbor which I believe was in the late 70’s. Or, was there once another drive-in on the site of Sky Harbor?

MichaelKilgore on January 22, 2020 at 12:05 pm

Boxoffice, May 18, 1959: “The new Sky Drive-In, located just north of Twentynine Palms highway, west of the Victorville road, east of Yucca Valley, was opened recently by Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Weiser. Speakers for 328 cars were provided for the opening but there is ramp space for expansion to a 600-car capacity. The desert drive-in also features a 50x75-foot screen, snack bar and car heaters for the chilly desert evenings."

Boxoffice, March 7, 1960: “Hauk & Everett has taken over the Sky Drive-In Theatre on 29 Palms highway, David E. Hauk has advised Boxoffice.”

Denny Pine
Denny Pine on March 28, 2020 at 11:52 am

Grand opening was on June 3, 1959 with “Tonight’s The Night”, starring David Niven and “The Tall Stranger” with Joel McCrea

Randy A Carlisle
Randy A Carlisle on November 4, 2020 at 10:02 pm

Screen gone, snack bar still appears to be intact. Marquee still stands. Nov 4 2020..

Dave Lounder THE DRIVE-IN THEATRE PRESERVATION SOCIETY on November 4, 2020 at 11:17 pm

@Randy A Carlisle: Mr. Carlisle, Is the box office still above ground?

davidcoppock on November 5, 2020 at 3:12 am

Is the bio box still there too? Are the speaker poles and speakers still there too?

Dave Lounder THE DRIVE-IN THEATRE PRESERVATION SOCIETY on June 18, 2023 at 7:37 pm

AMERICAN DRIVE-IN (1985) was filmed entirely at this Drive-In.

Kenmore on June 18, 2023 at 8:18 pm

A 1970 aerial shows a small projection booth. By 1983, the booth had expanded considerably and possibly contained a concession stand. By 2002, the screen had been removed.

Today, the projection booth/concession stand is still present and seems to have been expanded. You can still see the ramps, outline, and the ticket booth appears to be standing as well.

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