Park-Vu Drive-In

1153 E. 3900 S,
Mill Creek, UT 84124

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Park-Vu Drive-In

This second location for the Park-Vu Drive-In was located in Mill Creek to the south of Salt Lake City, opening in 1952. It had in-car heaters and booked the A-class films; "Anatomy of a Murder" was showing. One show only. Strict warning for adults only. Admission was a rather large $1.00 per person. It was demolished in 1977.

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ivanmlincoln on December 29, 2010 at 1:23 pm

The Park-Vu was one of a very few (if not the only) drive-in theaters in Salt Lake City to install 70-mm equipment.
They showed the area’s only first-run presentation of “Solomon and Sheba” in Technirama-70.

dallasmovietheaters on July 8, 2015 at 1:01 pm

The original Park-Vu Drive-In opened within the Salt Lake City city limits at 540 West 13th South on June 7, 1950 with “Little Women.“ Less than two years later, it was over for the Park-Vu as torrential rains and a flood decimated the Park-Vu. It would move south to establish a drier position.

NYozoner on December 27, 2016 at 10:47 pm

HERE is a 1950 aerial photo of the Park Vu Drive-In’s original location. The address is:

540 W 1300 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

The second Park Vu Drive-In is visible on the Historic Aerials website using 1958 and 1965 imagery. It was located at:

S 1100 E at E 3900 S
Millcreek, UT 84124

jwmovies on February 10, 2019 at 1:16 am

A more accurate address for the last location of this theater is 1153 E 3900 S, Millcreek, UT 84124. This points directly to the entrance road. Now Mountain Land Physical Therapy.

Please update.

MichaelKilgore on November 27, 2019 at 9:51 pm

Boxoffice, Dec. 20, 1976: “SALT LAKE CITY – A ten-acre, $6,000,000 office and medical complex will be built next year on the site of the Park-Vu Drive-In, 1145 East 39th South by Price Rentals … Razing of the drive-in and construction of the complex, to be known as Millcreek Professional Park, will begin in the spring.”

davidcoppock on November 28, 2019 at 9:22 am

Opened on 7/6/1950 with “Little Women”.

MichaelKilgore on January 2, 2020 at 5:42 pm

Boxoffice, June 6, 1953: “Ellis Everill, whose Park-Vu was flooded out during Salt Lake’s unseasonal weather of a year ago, will open a new Park-Vu Drive-In within a week in the southeast section.”

MichaelKilgore on January 6, 2020 at 8:54 pm

Boxoffice, June 5, 1954: “Former owners of the Park Vu Drive-In lost a $48,796 suit filed against the city for damages suffered in 1952 floods. … The city had decided to turn floodwaters from their natural course and upon the drive-in to save what it regarded as "more valuable property” below. The drive-in operators, Leon J. Frickberg, Beth Everill Frickberg, William R. Everill and Emma L. C. Everill, contended there was no reason to divert the floodwaters through the drive-in."

davidcoppock on January 6, 2020 at 11:57 pm

Did the former drive-in owners win there flood damages case against the city?

davidcoppock on January 7, 2020 at 12:03 am

Is there anything on the site of the original Park-Vu Drive-in?

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