Motor-Vu Drive-In

4655 Harrison Avenue,
Butte, MT 59701

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Previously operated by: Fox Theatres (Reading, PA), Mann Theatres, MN

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Motor-Vu Drive-In

The Motor-Vu Drive-In was opened May 12, 1950 by Ray Wilmert. It had a capacity for 500 cars. It was still open in 1988, but closed in the early-1990’s.

Contributed by Dave Bonan

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jwmovies
jwmovies on October 27, 2012 at 2:08 am

Approx. address for this drive-i was 4655 Harrison Avenue. Now The Copper King Hotel and Convention Center.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 9, 2013 at 2:02 pm

1954 aerial uploaded here.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on July 24, 2014 at 4:26 am

The Motor-Vu was operated by a number of chains, Fox Inter Mountain, Mann Theatres and finally Carish. It was still listed as open in 1984.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on May 19, 2017 at 11:38 am

The 1988 IMPA, the last edition to list drive-ins, still showed the Motor Vu.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 30, 2017 at 5:47 pm

This opened on May 12th, 1950. The opening was planned for the 11th, but the sound amplifier had other plans and failed. Both ads in the photo section.

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on September 13, 2019 at 9:13 am

It’s Still In Operation In 1988, But My Best Guess Is That This Closed Between 1991 And 1992 And Demolished. Now Some Apartments (Which I Believe Opened In 1994 Or 1995) Sits In This Site.

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