Crest Drive-In

Amherst Avenue and Gladstone Avenue,
Butte, MT 59701

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Ray Wilmert, owner of the Motor-Vu Drive-In, opened the Crest Drive-In on May 23, 1952.

On May 28, 1956 the Montana Standard reported the death of Mr. Wilmert in an auto accident. The theater was absent from the Montana Standard listing in the 1957 season and was presumed closed. Wilmert’s Motor-Vu remained opened and was left to his heirs

The Crest Nursing Home now occupies the site.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

rivest266 on August 9, 2013 at 10:38 am

1952 USGS aerial uploaded here.

Chris1982 on July 24, 2014 at 1:00 am

The Crest Drive-In is listed as open in 1970.

MichaelKilgore on May 19, 2017 at 8:43 am

The 1976 IMPA still listed the Crest Motor Vu, capacity 470.

rivest266 on November 30, 2017 at 3:19 pm

Tiny grand opening ad in the photo section.

kennerado on April 12, 2020 at 7:21 pm

The late 1950’s closing date is probably accurate, a 1960 aerial photo shows the drive-in completely demolished without a trace left.

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