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Redwood Drive-In
3688 South Redwood Road
West Valley City, Utah  84119
801 973-7088
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George H. Harrison and R. Howard Harrison opened the $40,000 Roosevelt Theatre on Valentine's Day, 14 February 1942, with Shirley Temple in Kathleen.  The “modern up-to-the minute motion picture theatre” was described as “new, beautiful, and elaborately equipped.”  The interior color scheme was peach, green, and beige, with red velour curtains and drapes.  The 500 seats in the auditorium were “arranged on a slight arc so that every seat directly faces the screen.”  The stage was large and had floodlights, so the theater could “accommodate many types of entertainment” and serve as “a community playhouse as well as a motion picture theatre.”

 
 
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Two screen towers rise behind a line of cars.  A grass lawn and trees decorate the entrance of the drive-in theater.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 23 June 2006

Redwood Drive-In
3688 South Redwood Road
West Valley City, Utah 84119
801 973-7088
http://www.redwood.icyspicy.com/
 
Status:
Open 
Chain:
Deanza 
Auditoriums:
Open:
15 July 1949  
 

The Redwood Drive-In Theatre was built by United Intermountain Theaters at a cost of $140,000.  Beesley Construction Co. was the contractor and the scheduled completion date was 15 July 1949.  The 12 1/2 acre theater featured a diamond-shaped lot with a 46 by 64-foot screen and a capacity of 600 cars.  There was a picnic ground and a playground for children.  Ramps were numbered and lighted, and featured a combination speaker and heater.  Moviegoers could press a button on the speaker to signal for refreshments.[1]


1. “$140,000 Drive-In Theater Site Nearby”, Murray Eagle, 17 June 1949, Page 2