Pull on up, park on the sofa and enjoy book on drive-ins

By Ivan M. Lincoln, Theater Editor
Deseret News, 24 October 1997, page W5

Article Summary:

Motor Vu Drive-In

The Motor-Vu, one of Salt Lake City's first drive-ins, was opened on 7 June 1947 by Erick C. Peterson.

During the Motor Vu's opening season, Peterson and his family spent so much time at the drive-in that they built a house inside the screen tower.

The house had two bedrooms, utility room, kitchen, breakfast nook, living room, and a sound studio.

Golden Spike Drive-In

"The American Drive-In Movie Book"1 includes a reprint of a menu from the Golden Spike Drive-In, most likely located near Box Elder County.

"The menus, with such items as jumbo size hamburgers for 25 cents, milk shakes for a mere 20 cents and soft drinks ('ice cold in bottles') for only 10 cents, were handed out as patrons drove into the theater. There were instructions to 'place this card under windshield wiper (and a) uniformed attendant will serve you.'''

[There was a Golden Spike Drive-In located in Omaha, Nebraska.2]

1. "The American Drive-In Movie Book", by Don and Susan Sanders, Motorbooks International Publishers and Wholesalers