River-Vue Drive-In

928 N. 28th Avenue,
Pasco, WA 99301

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River-Vue Drive-In

The River-Vu Drive-In was opened prior to 1964.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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jwmovies on November 13, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1002 North Road 28. Now Speck Hyundai.

thisisjohnbook on January 11, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Bill (& Debbie) Robertson’s Nissan is now in the place where the River-Vue Drive-In used to be. The entrance of Nissan is around where the entrance to the drive-in was. There’s still a good amount of land just outside of the Nissan property, and that was the bulk of the drive-in. The screen and playground was close to the fence facing Highway 395.

When I moved to the area in the mid-80’s, I had heard that this was the drive-in that would show “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, where kids in the neighborhood and the area would watch outside through the fence.

I have since learned that River-Vue also showed its share of hard-R films, and I say “hard-R” because some of them are legally rated R but come close to being porn, as shown by this ad from the Tri-City Herald, circa late 1975/early 1976. http://i49.tinypic.com/2wefho1.jpg

thisisjohnbook on January 20, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Another photo I found, circa 1966. The drive-in can be seen next to where it says “Pasco Bypass”. http://i49.tinypic.com/4ingpj.jpg

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