Sky Vue Drive-in
Sky Vue Drive-In Theater
10713 Hwy. 69 North, Tyler, Texas 75706
Did you know – Tyler even has a drive-in movie theater!
Sky Vue is north of Tyler on Hwy 69 (towards Lindale) just off loop 323.
Each night they show 2 movies, usually a G or PG perhaps followed by one of a more restricted age-range. The movies they show are all new releases with some old classics – just like a regular theater. There is one price for both movies but it is fine to leave after the first movie or come just for the second one – it is not difficult to get in or out of the field and there is always a 10 minute break between the films so you won’t be disturbing the viewers of the later film if you move your vehicle.
A visit to the drive-in is a fun family experience unlike other movie theaters in Tyler. First the excitement builds as you wait in the car line (not for long though) to pay. Then you pick your spot. We like to be quite close to the huge screen but not close enough to get neck-ache.
You can buy popcorn, drinks and other snacks at the consignment booth. They have pizza too. These items are very reasonable compared to other movie theatres. At the booth, they will also lend you some insect repellent in case you want to sit outside your car. I should add that there are also restrooms available on site.
We like to take garden chairs and blankets and sit outside our car. The kids have a wonderful time lying on a mat and snuggling up under their blankets watching the feature on the big screen in the sky. It’s great that they can wriggle and move round without disturbing people. I was able to take the baby to the movies too and even walk around a little with him and still not miss any of the film.
The sound is loud – but not too loud. It makes it all the more absorbing for the children. If you want to you can sit inside your car and tune in on the radio for your own private showing. I did that when I was pregnant and reclined the seat right back so I was super comfortable!
A visit to the drive-in is a bit weather dependent and obviously it is reliant on it being dark, so mid-summer is not the best time to go unless you want to stay up very, very late! But in the beautiful Texas spring and fall it is perfect for a good evenings entertainment.
A movie under the stars. Not just a family experience but for all you young lovers out there it is quite a romantic (and cheap) date! Prices – adults: $6 children: $4 under 5-free. This covers both films.
You can find out what films are showing next by signing up on their website to receive details of the upcoming showings at www.tylerdrivein.com