Bountiful Drive-In

2699 S. Main Street,
Bountiful, UT 84010

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MichaelKilgore on April 2, 2023 at 11:09 pm

Boxoffice, May 8, 1948: “Opening of the Bountiful Motor-Vu Drive-In just north of Salt Lake City this week highlighted announcements of openings and plans for several more outdoor theatres in this area. The Bountiful Drive-In, which has a capacity of 650 cars, is owned and operated by J. N. Bills who also runs the Bountiful Theatre. It is situated off the state’s main north and south highway. It was equipped by Service Theatre Supply; designed by Paul K. Evans, their architect, and constructed by Cartwright and Wilson, builders.”

MichaelKilgore on November 25, 2019 at 3:56 pm

In an article about rising theater entrepreneur Jerry Mike Place, the May 28, 1979 issue of Boxoffice wrote that Place got his start owning and operating the Bountiful drive-in. The article didn’t mention the date when his wife’s family “bought the financially plagued Bountiful, figuring the property alone was worth the investment. Mike, who has been holding down two jobs, figured it was easier to try to stay solvent by running the theatre.”