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Monticello, Utah  84535
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The projection building on the drive in site in June 2004.

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Date: 5 June 2004

Nu-Vue Drive-In Theatre
Abajo Drive & Pinon Drive
Monticello, Utah 84535
About April 1954  
After 1985  
The Nu-Vue Drive-In opened a couple months after an 18 February 1954 article in the Times-Independent newspaper.1  The theater closed sometime after 1985.2

1. "Chapter 12: The Uranium Boom Years to 1960", A History of Grand County, by Richard A. Firmage
2. "Rural 1", movie-theatre.org