Al Johnson took three shots in June 1949, just before it opened on June 21st. He labeled these slides "Langston Drive-In" but that apparently referred to one of the co-owners of the drive-in. A unique capped polished metal square tower held the marquee and a small neon "Sky-Top" sign. This tower was later replaced by a different marquee and signage. The marquee reads "Opening Tuesday June 21 'Silver River' with Errol Flynn."
In another image, the movie screen has visible exterior supports behind it. This is unlike most other Johnson drive-ins at which the screen tower, including all supports, was totally encased and was a key architectural element of the overall site.
The Cinema Treasures website says: "The Skytop Drive-In opened somewhere around 1950 [June 1949] and was initially owned by Lawrence Beers. Later went through other owners, T. Epps, Russell Kortes, James Langston. This ozoner was listed as a single screen with a 400 car capacity. The closing date given was September of 1986, and has since been demolished."