Motor Vu Drive-In Theatre
2004 Photo from the Grant Smith collection
5368 S 1050 W|
Riverdale UT 84405
|Record #1565 |
Opened: June 21, 1947|
Capacity: 1200 cars|
Current Organ: none
| Also Known As: Coleman's Motor-Vu Drive-In, Weber Motor-Vu|
| Previously operated by: National General Theatres, ABC Intermountain Theatres|
Information for this tour was contributed by Grant Smith.
The Motor-Vu Drive-In opened in 1947  and is located about a mile off of Riverdale Road near the south of Ogden. With four screens on 23 acres and a capacity of up to 1,200 cars, the Motor-Vu Drive-In is the second largest drive-in theater in the state of Utah. 
In 1967 Fox Intermountain Theatres, a subsidiary of National General Corp., acquired operation of the Motor-Vu Drive-in. 
The current owner of the Motor-Vu Drive-In is Howard Coleman, who began working at the theater in 1952 as a lot boy. He worked his way up to manager before buying the drive-in in 1979. Coleman has no intention of selling the property and regularly turns away developers offering large sums of money. 
1. "Downtown S.L., Clearfield lose movie houses", Deseret News, 15 June 2000, page D7
2. "Time's running out for Utah drive-ins", Deseret news, 31 May 2000, Page A1
2. "S.L. Theater Will Park 1,056 Cars", Salt Lake Tribune, 25 April 1967, Page 20
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