Motor VU History
Motor Vu Drive In History
The Drive In was just built. Notice the screen.
It was built in the proper format of the day
Later, when Cinemascope arrived, the screen was
redone in the new wide screen format. The material for the screen
back then was the same material that is in the bottom dark
Also, notice the back few rows were not finished. They put a Go-Cart track in for a few years until the attendance was at capacity. Then they removed the track and created the rest of the rows to fit more cars.
There was also a woodend fence built around the property. It had to be painted every 3 years. The screen (front and back) also had to be painted using various mechanisms with pulleys, scafolding and ladders. It was a lot of hard work.
They also built a house to live in after this photo was taken. It is at the entrance to the Drive In.
Also, notice the snack bar. It later had an addition built on the back to expand the snack bar for more needed space. You can see the addition in later photo's.
The Drive In opened Wednesday, July 22, 1953.