Parma Motor Vu Drive-In

29522 Highway 95,
Parma, ID 83660

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Parma Motor Vu

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The Parma Motor Vu, with a 250 car capacity, was built by Bill Dobbs in 1953. It is now managed by his daughter, Karen Cornwell, who also lives on the well-maintained property. The drive-in which has FM stereo and is open from April thru October.

Karen and a local car club in late-summer of 2002 made plans for a cruise night, in which more than 150 cars and dozens of Corvettes and T-birds signed up to participate. Karen, who also owns the Linden 3 in Caldwell, notes that 2003 will mark the theater’s 50th anniversary. It converted to digital projection in 2013.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 10, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Very nice Drive-in.Thanks for keeping it going Karen.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on November 1, 2010 at 3:50 am

The Motor Vu Drive In takes smell-o-vision to a whole ‘nother level……

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SteveSwanson
SteveSwanson on September 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Karen closed the Linden 3 back in 2006.

nextdoorneighbor
nextdoorneighbor on June 16, 2014 at 11:03 pm

This place is fantastic! Working here in the snack bar was my first real job! Plus my mom & mother in law both worked here when they were teenagers. Now I actually live right beside it & my kids like to sit on our garage roof & watch the movie! LOL

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on June 16, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Nice looking drive-in!!

Chris1982
Chris1982 on September 20, 2014 at 3:16 am

According to their websiste they have made the conversion to digital projection prior to the opening of the 2014 season.

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