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Blue Sky Drive-In Theatre


Address: 2150 N. Opdyke Rd
City: Pontiac State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Oakland
Notes:
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Open: 1948 (5-28-48) Closed: 1987 (9-10-87)  
Capacity: 700
Owner History: National Amusements/Redstone Theatres
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 10630
 
 

11/27/2019 - Joel Poole
Yes I remember this place well as a kid. I was surprised to find this and another site posting info about it ! I lived in the neighborhood across Walton Blvd on Genes Dr “walking distance” I remember seeing “Jaws” in 75 when it premiered that summer. Every time I see Jaws I think of Blue Sky Drive In. good ol memories !.

7/17/2013 - Jeff
Drove by today and looks like they are demolishing the Showcase Cinemas building built on this site when they tore down the Blue Sky Drive In.
3/20/2009 - Jeff
I went here all the time as a kid. I love seeing these old pictures! The sign on Opdyke was truly magical as a kid. It closed after the summer of my graduation and me and friends used to take my dad''s truck and sit in the back and watch the movies. I don''t remember the last movie I saw there as I never realized it would close. They seemed to do good business.

The new Showcase that took it''s place sure didn''t last long. Maybe 10 years or so. I take my family to the Ford-Wyoming now. It''s a bit of a drive, but worth the experience!.

3/2/2009 - kathy d
I remember driving way out to the Blue Sky. Before the movie they had local bands playing. Toad and the Mushrooms is one that comes to mind. Does anyone else remember this?.
10/16/2003 - MichiganDriveIns.com
Ive been doing some research on Detroit area D/Is and came up with this regarding the Blue Sky in Pontiac: Opened May 28, 1948. First movie shown: FUN ON A WEEKEND with Eddie Bracken and Priscilla Lane, plus Technicolor shorts--this from an advertisment in the Pontiac Press. The last listing I can find in the Oakland Press is for a September 10, 1987 pairing of HAMBURGER HILL with THE UNTOUCHABLES. Ill try and send along more info as I can get it. (Andrew TrainStooge@aol.

com 12-17-02).
Blue Sky Drive-In Theatre - FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
Blue Sky Drive-In Theatre - 1975 SHOT OF MARQUEE FROM GREG
1975 SHOT OF MARQUEE FROM GREG
Blue Sky Drive-In Theatre - 1975 REAR OF SCREEN FROM GREG
1975 REAR OF SCREEN FROM GREG
Blue Sky Drive-In Theatre - 1975 TICKET BOOTH FROM GREG
1975 TICKET BOOTH FROM GREG
Blue Sky Drive-In Theatre - 1975 PLAYGROUND AND CONCESSION STAND FROM GREG
1975 PLAYGROUND AND CONCESSION STAND FROM GREG
Blue Sky Drive-In Theatre - 1975 SCREEN FROM GREG
1975 SCREEN FROM GREG
Blue Sky Drive-In Theatre - FROM BOX OFFICE MAGAZINE SEPT 1955
FROM BOX OFFICE MAGAZINE SEPT 1955
Blue Sky Drive-In Theatre - NOW A SHOWCASE ALSO CLOSED
NOW A SHOWCASE ALSO CLOSED
Blue Sky Drive-In Theatre - ENTRANCE - PHOTO FROM RG
ENTRANCE - PHOTO FROM RG
Blue Sky Drive-In Theatre - AD
AD
Blue Sky Drive-In Theatre - BLUE SKY AD - OAKLAND PRESS
BLUE SKY AD - OAKLAND PRESS
Blue Sky Drive-In Theatre - AD FROM OAKLAND PRESS
AD FROM OAKLAND PRESS
Blue Sky Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
Blue Sky Drive-In Theatre - OLD AERIAL
OLD AERIAL

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