Sky Vu Drive-in Theater


This theater is located just south of Monroe on Hwy 69. This theater is very nice and well maintained. They have the claim of being the first theater in the country to use FM stereo broadcast. I know the two movies that I saw there sounded very good on my car stereo. I spoke with the owner of the theater and he said that he gets about 800 people on Saturday nights during the summer. The speaker posts are still there, but there are no speakers on them. The owner was very nice about letting me come back the next day and take some pictures of the grounds. Go there if you get the opportunity. The movies I saw there were Dr. Dolittle and The X-files.

August 27, 1999: Made it back to the Sky-Vu and saw "Bowfinger" and "The Blair Witch Project". Weather turned out nice and even the moon came out.

September 8, 2000: Nice night for movies. Moon was out and the movies were "Hollow Man" and "What Lies Beneath". All of the old speaker poles have been repainted different colors and the inside of the concession stand has stars painted on the ceiling.

September 14, 2001: Cool but nice weather and a small crowd. The movies for the night were "American Pie 2" and "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"

September 1, 2002: Beautiful weather, nice sunset, and two good movies. "Lilo and Stitch" and "Signs" were the features of the night.

September 12, 2003:  About the only time it didn't rain for the weekend was the four hours that I was at the Sky-Vu.  That worked out pretty well for the features of "Freaky Friday" and "Finding Nemo".

August 21, 2004:  Beautiful night for movies.  Prior to the movies starting, a bunch of movie goers started a football game on the grass in front of the screen.  There were probably about 20 people playing in the game.  I have no idea who won, but it was fun to watch.  Features for the night were “Collateral” and “Aliens VS Predator”.

September 3, 2005:  Great evening and good number of patrons for the showing of “Madagascar” and “Dukes of Hazzard”.


Visible under the trees appear to be pillars from an older screen.


The big screen!


The view from the last row.


Claim to fame: First FM Stereo drive-in.


Inside the concession stand.


The Sky-Vu originally opened on May 29, 1954.


How to find the Sky-Vu Drive-in


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