Motor View Drive-In

429 Berwick Hazleton Highway,
Nescopeck, PA 18635

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Motor View Drive-In

The Motor Vu Drive-In was opened July 9, 1955. This drive-in was closed at least twice. First closed in 1967 and reopened on July 2, 1971 as the Motor View Drive-In. Later closed again and re-opening in the 1990’s, the drive-in boasted $5/car load prices, and maintained a consistent crowd. It was closed again circa 2000. It was then sold to the township, and the concession stand was transformed into a municipal building.

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TyLean
TyLean on December 6, 2007 at 4:06 pm

Sadly, the screen is now gone.

Jack Oberleitner
Jack Oberleitner on August 8, 2010 at 5:12 pm

The Cinestage Group, Jack Oberleitner, Tom Poling and others) operated the Motor Vu for one season in 1973. Very profitable!
Ran many “dusk to dawn” shows. Concession stand sold out completely for Beatles D to D marathon. :–)

See also Capitol, Milton, PA.

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 27, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Approx. location for this drive-in was Pennsylvania 93 & Old Berwick Hwy.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 27, 2012 at 11:49 pm

There are some additional pictures on this theater’s gallery page at Drive-ins.com.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 1, 2015 at 1:30 pm

This opened on July 9th, 1955. Grand opening ad in photo section.

vadeltachi
vadeltachi on February 23, 2018 at 11:56 am

Thank you for these memories. My grandfather, Anthony Sacco, built and operated the Motor Vu drive-in theater, and my mother worked there for many years. I worked there some years while I was growing up, and I spent two full summers working at their other drive in, Laurel, in Hazleton in the 1970s.

dansdriveintheater
dansdriveintheater on December 5, 2018 at 5:27 pm

screen has since been demolished. the ramps still remain!

jwmovies
jwmovies on January 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm

Update: Now Nescopeck Township offices @ 429 Berwick Hazleton Hwy, Nescopeck, PA 18635.

Please update.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on January 23, 2019 at 5:17 am

Opened(first time) after a soft launch, with a Cinemascope short(not named), a cartoon(not named) , and “The racers”. Actoress Betsy Blair(from the film “Marty) was there in person on grand opening night.reopened on 2/7/1971 with "Mash” and “Patton”.

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