Videos capture the end of Motor Vu’s season

Was it the final weekend of 2016, or forever? Only time will tell the fate of the Motor Vu of Dallas OR. In any case, KATU, Portland’s News Leader, was there for a live report from the packed drive-in. Jeff Mexico, co-owner of Motor Vu, said the landowner wants over $1 million. After announcing on Facebook…

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Final weekend ever for Oregon’s Motor Vu?

We have to take the bad with the good. Although it’s been great to hear about a few drive-ins opening or re-opening this fall, that’s because this is more typically drive-in closing season. Sad news this week comes from Dallas OR, where the Motor Vu‘s operators have let us know that this coming weekend will…

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Circle Drive-In adds fall football

The Valley Advantage of Scranton PA clued us in on a smart promotion by the Circle Drive-In of Dickson City. Since mid-September, the Circle has been showing Monday Night Football on its big screen. Attendance has been light, but I’ll bet it would beat any movies shown on a Monday night. Besides, manager Dave Castelli thinks…

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Porterville screen resists demolition

There’s an odd little story in the Porterville CA Recorder about one of the screens at the Porterville Drive-In. It’s amusing, and a testament to 1950-era engineering, how difficult it was for a demolition company to knock it down. According to Cinema Treasures, the Porterville opened in May 1950, added a second screen some time…

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Monroe MI approves drive-in plan

Here’s yet another data point in a remarkable season of drive-in renewals. The Frenchtown Township MI planning commission has approved a special use permit and zoning adjustments to allow a developer to rebuild the Denniston Drive-In in Monroe. The next step is for the developer to submit a full site plan to the commission, according…

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Minturn CO embraces its new drive-in

Just this past Sunday, the Denver Post ran a nice little article describing the arrival and first season of the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In in Minturn CO. That makes me wonder how long the editors sat on this story, since the Blue Starlite’s last Minturn movie of the season was over six weeks ago. Maybe they…

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