Motorena Drive-In

251 14th Street SE,
Loveland, CO 80537

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Motorena Drive-In

The Luv-Vue Drive-In was opened in 1951 and was operated by Irving Gilman of United Intermountain Theatres. By 1953 he had renamed it Motorena Drive-In.

In 1955 the Motorena Drive-In was operated by Gibraltar Enterprises Inc. It was still open in 1957.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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NYozoner
NYozoner on December 30, 2016 at 11:11 pm

251 14th St SE
Loveland, CO 80537

Now a plaza and various other commercial development.

HERE is a 1953 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of USGS and Earth Explorer.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on September 10, 2019 at 1:42 pm

In the 1969 aerial photo of the site, the drive-in was long gone, and it was also missing from a 1968 topo map. The last image I can find is a 1965 topo, which labeled the intersection Kings Corner.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on November 20, 2019 at 8:01 am

Motion Picture Herald, June 14, 1952: “$9,000 is being spent modernizing the Luv-Vu, Loveland, Colo., drive-in. Name will be changed to Motorena.”

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on December 19, 2019 at 9:24 am

Boxoffice, Dec. 1, 1951: “LOVELAND, COLO. – Acquisition of the Luv-Vu Drive-In by the University Theatre Corp. of Boulder was announced by Richard W. Koenig. The latter, who has owned the Motorena Drive-In at Boulder for three years, negotiated the purchase from Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Martell.”

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