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3560 South 4800 West
West Valley City, Utah
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The Elberta Theatre opened in Brigham City on 12 March 1917, built by W. H. Shurtliffe and W. R. Dredge.  A unique feature of the theater was that moviegoers entered the auditorium next to the screen, allowing latecomers to find their way to their seats using the reflected light of the film.  An orchestra pit below the screen had room for a piano and up to five other instruments.  About 1927, the Elberta was renamed the Capitol Theatre.  It is now part of the Walker Cinemas chain.

 
 
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An aerial photos of the Valley Vu Drive-In in 1997.  The entrance of the drive-in was along 4800 west, but an exit went north to 3500 South.   The screen was on the east end of the theater.

Courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey
Date: 4 October 1997

Valley Vu Drive-In Theatre
3560 South 4800 West
West Valley City, Utah
 
Status:
Demolished 
Open:
1957  
Closed:
2001