Author Archives: mrdrivein

May 1: Idan-Ha Drive In Theatre, Soda Springs ID

It’s Day 121 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey, what you might consider the start of the middle third of the year. My drive was a very fast straight two-hour shot up the interstates from the Motor Vu Drive-In Theatre in Riverdale UT to the Idan-Ha Drive In Theatre in Soda Springs ID. When did the Idan-Ha open? A 2013 article in the Idaho State Business…

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Video: The Superior 71 Gets a Loving Look

There’s nothing exciting or novel about the Superior 71 Drive-In, just a few miles from the Minnesota border in Spirit Lake IA. It’s just the wonderful culmination of one retiree’s dream to build a new drive-in theater, incorporating a neglected screen nearby. Thanks to KARE, Minneapolis-St. Paul’s News Leader, we get this affectionate tribute to a…

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Apr. 30: Motor Vu Drive-In Theatre, Riverdale UT

It’s Day 120 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey, the end of Month Four. My drive was a straight shot up the interstates, just about 40 minutes from the Redwood Drive-in Theatre in West Valley City to the Motor Vu Drive-In Theatre in Riverdale UT. The Motor Vu opened in June 1947 as a single-screen drive-in. According to a fine article in the Ogden Standard-Examiner, it…

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Apr. 29: Redwood Drive-in Theatre, West Valley City UT

It’s Day 119 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. It only took about a half hour to drive back from the Motor Vu Drive In in Erda UT to the Redwood Drive-in Theatre in West Valley City, a suburb of Salt Lake City. According to its web site, the Redwood opened in 1948 as a single-screen drive-in and “was an immediate success, drawing movie fans from…

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