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Drive-in Theatres California Desert


Sky Drive-In Theatre (Closed)
Yucca Valley, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Welcome to the Sky Theatre on Theatre Road. Once home to a unique tiki-looking ticket booth in the outskirts of town, the Sky View is (yes, you got it), a swap meet!!! The old screen base and speaker posts still remain, as well as the famous ticket booth.

(Far left) The marquee for the Sky Drive-in Theatre in Yucca Valley

(Near left) A shot of the the ticket booth, looking rather beaten in the hot desert sun



Smiths Ranch Drive-In
29 Palms, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Smiths Ranch Drive-In sports a marquee that looks as if it belongs in a cartoon. This site appears to be safe from the ravages of construction equipment due to its home in an outlying area of 29 Palms. Just in case, you may want to pay it a visit as often as you can. For $3 a pop, who can go wrong?


UPDATE 08/05 : The drive in at Smiths Ranch in Twenty nine Palms is still showing movies. This year they have switched to one per night, no more double features. But you can take a lounge chair, your ice chest and snacks and sit outside and watch that big screen action under the stars. It is great fun. Many thanks to Linda Winters for update 08-05



Skyline Drive-in Theatre
Barstow, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Skyline Drive-In located in Barstow, CA sits on the outskirts of this old mining town. Close to the Interstate 15, the Skyline still opens on a daily basis.

To the bottom right is a shot of the Skyline theatre with the its new 2nd screen in the background at the right. Now there's a second choice of movie for a given night.










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