Hahn (1923-1985), Don
Didriksen (1924-2008) and Keith Didriksen (1915-1974) opened
the 500-car theatre on May 1, 1952.
In the opinon
of your editor, the Sky-HI was probably the better of Helena's
two drive-ins, although I enjoyed many movies at both establishments.
of the Sky-HI
to Wally Peel for confirming the theater's location.
Fight Footage a Big Draw
A contributor writes:
"In 1959, the Sky-HI showed the newsreel footage of Swedish
heavyweight boxer Ingemar Johansson knocking out Floyd Patterson,
the reigning champion. Not only were many cars lined up to enter
the drive-in gates, but dozens were parked along the highway near
the theater, waiting in the twilight to see even a distant view
of Johanssen's KO. It was a remarkable scene."
Derelict Sky-HI Marquee and Screen
OF JEFF SHERLOCK
theater closed in 1993
WES AND CAROL SYNNESS COLLECTION CLICK
IMAGE FOR A LARGE VERSION IN A NEW WINDOW
from what is now Carter Drive.
Derelict Sky-HI Marquee
OF AND COPYRIGHT BY JERRY COOPER CLICK
ON IMAGE FOR A BIG VERSION IN A NEW WINDOW
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