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Colemans Motor-Vu Drive-In
(Motor-Vu Drive-In, Coleman's Motor-Vu Drive-In, Weber Motor Vu Theatre)
5368 South 1050 West
Riverdale, Utah 84405
(1947 - 2022)
The Motor-Vu Drive-In opened in 1947 and is located about a mile off of Riverdale Road near the south of Ogden. With four screens on 23 acres and a capacity of up to 1,200 cars, the Motor-Vu Drive-In is the second largest drive-in theater in the state of Utah.
In 1967 Fox Intermountain Theatres, a subsidiary of National General Corp., acquired operation of the Motor-Vu Drive-in.
The current owner of the Motor-Vu Drive-In is Howard Coleman, who began working at the theater in 1952 as a lot boy. He worked his way up to manager before buying the drive-in in 1979. Coleman has no intention of selling the property and regularly turns away developers offering large sums of money.
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2. "Time's running out for Utah drive-ins", Deseret News, 31 May 2000, page A1
3. "S.L. Theater Will Park 1,056 Cars", Salt Lake Tribune, 25 April 1967, page 20