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Redwood Drive-In
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West Valley City, Utah  84119
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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