Nu Vu Drive-In

572 Abajo Drive,
Monticello, UT 84535

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Nu Vu Drive-In

The tiny Nu Vu Drive-In was just west of Monticello High School. Based on aerial photos, it opened after 1953, by 1955, and remained intact through at least 1980. The site is a vacant lot today.

The 1955-56 Theatre Catalog listed the “No Vu” with a capacity of 150 cars, owner E. P. Corbin. The 1956-66 Motion Picture Almanacs agreed with the capacity and owner of the Nu Vu Drive-In. The drive-in dropped off the MPA list in 1977.

Contributed by Michael Kilgore

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Kris4077 on July 31, 2019 at 9:19 am

“No Vu” That’s what happens when an SUV with a hatch parks in front of your car.

StanMalone on July 31, 2019 at 10:36 am

Very well put Kris. Most Drive in fields have ramps to point your vision towards the screen. With the coming of the mini van and later the SUV, which almost always back up the ramp, it is hard to see over the roof and impossible to see over the hatch. Add some kids sitting on top and you have whole rows unusable. I know of one location that tried to limit Van parking to behind the concession stand but that caused problems when the car area filled up and they had to park cars in the van area.

Vans, SUV’s, people parked with their foot on the brake, always on headlights, and radio sound for people who did not know the difference between the accessory switch and the ignition switch all combined to make modern day drive in management even more of a challenge than in the speaker pole era.

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