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Sky Drive-In Theatre - Adrian MI

Address: 2050 US 223
City: Adrian
State: MI
Zip: 49221
County: Lenawee
Open: 1949 (5-27-49) AD
Closed: 1987
Capacity: 500
Owner History: William Jenkins, Jim Palmer
Number of visits to this page: 21263
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AKA Skyview

The Skyview Drive-In opened on May 27, 1949. The car capacity for the drive-in was listed at 500. In-car heaters were installed in 1959. The Skyview Drive-In was later renamed the Sky Drive-In. It was originally owned by Wm. Jenkins and later Jim Palmer, who renamed it Jim-n-ees Drive-In. The Sky Drive-In closed in 1987 and was later demolished. The property is now the site of a Kohl’s Department Store.

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Info Updates:
6/21/2011 - renee o
I remember as a little girl in the mid 70's playing in what seemed like a rocket slide, and during intermission I would go out and swing during the commercials, and watched the people as they would go to the consession stand.
8/6/2010 - Rodney N.
The sign post that was there was an exit sign. Because I seen it when I would ride my bicycle by there on the weekends. I also noticed the go-cart place that was there, now that is gone now as well. Now, there is a Kohl's there. They should have NEVER torn that drive-in down. It was the last regular one standing in Lenawee County ( to those that don't know, it's pronounced "Len-a- way"). The very last one around here was one that would show christian films. About a year or two ago, it's owner passed on and it was demolished also.
1/10/2004 - Box Office Magazine
May 1958 - Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jenkins of the Sky Drive-In in Adrian, were in town distributing brilliantly colored calendars announcing their gas station and grocery. The keep several irons in the fire.
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
April 1959 - William S. Jenkins installed 300 car heaters in the Sky Drive-In at Adrian.
4/19/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
A recent site inspection reveals that a go-kart track is on the site, utilizing what may possibly the old concession stand (remodeled) and road sign. There is also a sign that appears to be an old entrance (or exit) sign by the street near what appears to be the remnants of an old driveway.
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Sky Drive-In Theatre - OLD PHOTO FROM HARRY SKRDLA
OLD PHOTO FROM HARRY SKRDLA
Sky Drive-In Theatre - OLD PHOTO FROM HARRY SKRDLA
OLD PHOTO FROM HARRY SKRDLA
Sky Drive-In Theatre - OLD PHOTO FROM HARRY SKRDLA
OLD PHOTO FROM HARRY SKRDLA
Sky Drive-In Theatre - 1982 VINTAGE AERIAL
1982 VINTAGE AERIAL
Sky Drive-In Theatre - SKY DRIVE-IN 1981
SKY DRIVE-IN 1981
Sky Drive-In Theatre - SKATING AT THE SKY
SKATING AT THE SKY
Sky Drive-In Theatre - 1990 ARTICLE FROM DENNIS GIBBS
1990 ARTICLE FROM DENNIS GIBBS
Sky Drive-In Theatre - FROM BOX OFFICE MAGAZINE
FROM BOX OFFICE MAGAZINE
Sky Drive-In Theatre - APRIL 2003 PHOTO - THEN A RACEWAY
APRIL 2003 PHOTO - THEN A RACEWAY
Sky Drive-In Theatre - APRIL 2003 PHOTO - FOUNDATION
APRIL 2003 PHOTO - FOUNDATION
Sky Drive-In Theatre - APRIL 2003 PHOTO
APRIL 2003 PHOTO
Sky Drive-In Theatre - APRIL 2003 PHOTO - IN OR OUT SIGN
APRIL 2003 PHOTO - IN OR OUT SIGN
Sky Drive-In Theatre - APRIL 2003 PHOTO MODIFIED SNACK BAR
APRIL 2003 PHOTO MODIFIED SNACK BAR
Sky Drive-In Theatre - APRIL 2003 PHOTO MODIFIED SNACK BAR
APRIL 2003 PHOTO MODIFIED SNACK BAR
Sky Drive-In Theatre - APRIL 2003 PHOTO - FOUNDATION
APRIL 2003 PHOTO - FOUNDATION
Sky Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION STAND IN ACTION FROM MICHIGAN DRIVE-IN THEATRES
CONCESSION STAND IN ACTION FROM MICHIGAN DRIVE-IN THEATRES
Sky Drive-In Theatre - SERVING IT UP FROM MICHIGAN DRIVE-IN THEATRES
SERVING IT UP FROM MICHIGAN DRIVE-IN THEATRES
Sky Drive-In Theatre - 1990 ARTICLE FROM DENNIS GIBBS
1990 ARTICLE FROM DENNIS GIBBS
Sky Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL
AERIAL
Sky Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL
AERIAL
Sky Drive-In Theatre - MARCH 27 1976 AD
MARCH 27 1976 AD
Sky Drive-In Theatre - OLD AD AS SKYVIEW FROM MICHIGAN DRIVE-INS
OLD AD AS SKYVIEW FROM MICHIGAN DRIVE-INS
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