This location of the Art City Drive-In is shown on this 1990 geological survey map.
1 July 1990
Image courtesy of the US Geological Survey

Art City Cinemotor

720 North Main Street
Springville, Utah
(1951 - 2000)
Demolished
The Art City Drive-In closed on 4 September 20001 after developers purchased the property with plans to build homes and retail stores on the site.

Wesley Webb, the last owner of the theater, bought the drive-in as an investment.  When land prices suffered in the 1980s, he continued to show movies.
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Speakers from the Art City Drive-In were sold on eBay with the description, "Vintage Drive-In Movie Speaker Manufactured by Reed.  This speaker is original and operational on September 4, 2000 at the Art City Drive-In in Springville, Utah. This was the last day the drive in operated. The Speaker has Art City DI Theatre engraved on the face. "1

The screen, projection building, and ticket booth of the Art City Drive-In were demolished by October 2002.1  By June 2005, two or three new buildings had been built along the front of the site, with only a few rows of drive-in parking remaining at the back of the lot.


1. "Art City Cinemotor", drive-ins.com, December 2005
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"Time's running out for Utah drive-ins", Deseret news, 31 May 2000, Page A1