Mt. Ogden Drive-In

3700 Wall Avenue,
Ogden, UT 84405

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Mt Ogden Drive In

The Mt. Ogden Drive-In opened on July 22, 1948 with Frank Sinatra in “Anchors Aweigh”. This was the Ogden area’s third drive-in after the Riverdale Drive-In and the Weber Motor-Vu Drive-In and the address given in the theatre advertisements was 37th Street and Wall Avenue.

The Ogden Standard-Examiner said on March 18, 1962 that the theatre was to be demolished for a major commercial development, the K-Mart Mall. Wayne and Mark Stephens, who owned the property, said the drive-in would be renamed the North Star Drive-In and relocated to a different location, which turned out to be in the community of Pleasant View, Harrisville. The Stephens are also known for opening The Movie at the Hotel Ben Lomond in 1970.

A section of the sprawling Newgate Mall occupies the site today. A Cinemark Tinseltown 14 is nearby.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

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Van on June 19, 2011 at 4:59 am

The Mt. Ogden Drive-In Theatre was actually located on the east side of Wall Ave., across the street from what is now the Newgate Mall. As I recall, one—if not the major—reason the Stephens' moved the theatre was because Sears built their new Ogden store where the Mall is now located, and the parking lot lights interfered with the projected image on the screen. The Mt. Ogden Drive-In was replaced with a K-Mart, and presently with a Costco. —Van Summerill

DavidZornig on April 16, 2017 at 3:33 pm

1938 print ad added courtesy of Rod Nelson.

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