Motor Vu Drive-In

315 SE Fir Villa Road,
Dallas, OR 97338

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Motor Vu Drive-In

The Motor Vu Drive-In opened July 22, 1953 with a capacity for 400 cars. It has a single screen measuring 45' x 90'. It was closed at the end of Summer 2016.

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mactosh on February 9, 2008 at 8:54 pm

Donald E. Wernli built this theatre as well as the Silverton Motor Vu Drive In, and also purchased the Rio Theatre in Dallas, now the Fox Theatre. Originally the screen was square with a black border around it. Photo will be posted on website at When Cinemascope came, the screen was modifed to accept the new wide format. Each side was built out to accept the new format. The Drive In is currently being upgraded. The Snack Bar with have a 50’s car theme. The screen will be painted front and back, and many other updates throughout.

Chris1982 on October 1, 2014 at 11:38 pm

The Morot Vu has made the conversion to digital projection.

rivest266 on September 3, 2016 at 2:41 pm

This opened on July 22nd, 1953. Its grand opening ad can be found in the photo section for this drive-in.

AndyK95 on February 18, 2018 at 4:48 pm

At the end of summer in 2016, it was announced that the landowner was selling the land for residential development, and despite efforts of Dallas, and surrounding communities, the $1,000,000 could not be raised to purchase the land, so the drive-in was closed and the screen and snack bar destroyed.

dansdriveintheater on March 22, 2021 at 10:51 am

screen and concession stand are indeed gone!

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