Motor-Vue Drive-In

3200 W. Maplewood Avenue,
Bellingham, WA 98225

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Motor-Vue Drive-In

The Motor-Vue Drive-In was opened on July 14, 1948 with Tyrone power in “Captain From Castile”. It was closed in 1971 and demolished in 1975 or 1976.

Contributed by John Book

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thisisjohnbook
thisisjohnbook on January 30, 2013 at 6:33 pm

An archived Geocities page, featuring photos of the area after the demolition of the drive-in: http://www.reocities.com/Hollywood/Pavillion/2216/MotorVu.html

Rod
Rod on September 10, 2013 at 9:57 pm

The Motorvue was bounded on one side by Bennet Ave, by Maplewood on the other side. Please see this page for clarification: http://hamtopia.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/bellinghams-drive-in-theaters/ Also, your Google street view is completely off. This one is correct. Looking to the left in this view, you would be looking right into the middle of the theater.

http://goo.gl/maps/ugwNE

Rod
Rod on September 10, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Although there was a wooded buffer between Maplewood and the theater proper; it was this “buffer” that kids snuck through to gain free access to movies. :–)

jshafia
jshafia on October 1, 2015 at 6:07 pm

My grandfather, Arnold Larson, built and owned the MotorVu. I enjoyed working and playing at the drives as a kid in the 60s.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 1, 2019 at 1:35 pm

This opened on July 14th, 1948. Grand opening ad posted.

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