The concrete screen tower of the Drive-In has been painted white and serves as a sign for Utah State University.  The drive-in sits alongside the highway to Logan. - , Utah
Grant Smith, 26 April 2003
Logan Drive-In Theatre

1900 West Highway 89
Logan, Utah

(On or Before 1947 - After 1959)

The oldest known advertisement for the Logan Drive-In Theater is for A Lady Takes a Chance, staring Jean Arthur and John Wayne, opening on 24 July 1947.[1]

The Salt Lake Telegram included "Login Drive-In Theater, Inc." in a list of new corporations on 1 September 1947.  With $20,000 in capital, the purpose was "to engage in general theater businessand especially the drive-in type."  Elmer H. Brown served as president, with Lucille P. Jacobs, vice president; Maxine S. Brown, secretary; Joseph L. Jacob, treasurer and general manager.  All were residents of Roy, Utah.[2]

Newspaper ads at the beginning of the Summer 1949 season indicated the business was under new management.[3]  The Logan Drive-In Theatre was listed in the "Business Opportunities & Business Propery" section of the Salt Lake Telegram in October 1949, with the text, "Reasonable, can be financed.  Call Elmer Brown, Ogden, Utah."[4]  

The Logan Drive-In had a poured-concrete screen tower with a wooden movie screen on the front.  A cinderblock building about 50 yards back housed the movie projector and snack bar.  A small building at the back of the lot held the theater's restrooms.  After the theater closed and was convered to a car junkyard, the back side of the screen tower was painted white with a promotion for Utah State University.[3]

Friend Weller, a local historian, visited the site in the early 1990s and found several artifacts of the old theater largely undisturbed, including the "largely collapsed and overgrown" snack bar and a handful of old drive-in speaker poles which had been pulled from the ground and left along the edge of the property.[3]

In September 2021, the Logan Planning and Zoning Commision approved a site plan for a combined convenience store, gas station, and restaurant, although the property owner, Blake Dursteler, said at the time that the project was only conceptual and not necessarily a certainty.[3]

1. "Logan Drive-In",
2. "New Corporations", Salt Lake Telegram, 1 September 1947, page 15
3. "Drive-in theater site could soon become convenience store", Herald Journal, 27 November 2021
4. "Advertisements", Logan Drive-In Theatre (Logan)