Sunset Drive-In

1620 W. Highway 40,
Vernal, UT 84078

400 cars

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This is Utah’s oldest drive-in and was originally knows as the Starlight Drive-In when it opened April 21, 1950, with a capacity for 300 cars. It originally had a wooden screen that was destroyed by fire on April 17, 1957. After the fire new ownership constructed a new steel framed screen and renamed the drive-in to the Sunset Drive-In, re-opening on August 16, 1957 with a capacity for 400 cars. It was open seasonally, Memorial Day through Labor Day on weekends only. Audio was provided through FM radio. It screened double features.

On July 5, 2013 a deep-fat fire destroyed the concession building. This closed the theatre down and it never reopened.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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kpdennis
kpdennis on May 5, 2009 at 1:30 am

The Sunset Drive-In in July 1998:
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