West-Vue Drive-In

8601 Hickman Road,
Urbandale, IA 50322

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Photo of West-Vue Drive-In from Urbandale News c. 1973

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The West-Vue Drive-In was a single-screen outdoor theatre that stood at the northwest corner of 86th Street and Hickman Road in the Des Moines suburb of Urbandale, Iowa. It opened June 1, 1951.

The theatre was closed around 1977 and demolished shortly thereafter.

A Perkins Restaurant and Bakery now stands approximately where the Northwest-facing screen once was.

Contributed by Edward Cook

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Logan5 on May 28, 2009 at 1:23 pm

A December 9, 1950 Box-Office Magazine article announces the incorporation of the original owner – The West-Vue Drive-In Theatre Corp. of Des Moines: View link

Logan5 on February 16, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Does anyone have some better photos of the West-Vue Drive-In theatre? Meanwhile, more info can be found here: http://www.drive-ins.com/detail/iatwest

rivest266 on November 29, 2015 at 8:30 am

June 1st, 1951 grand opening ad in photo section.

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