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Motor Vu Drive-in Theatre (Closed)
Imperial, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Whew, what is that smell? On a hot, humid evening in Imperial, California, the Motor Vu Drive-in Theatre sits and waits for its first car. And sits. And waits even more. Was it the putrid smell, or the high humidity? Whatever it was, cars weren't exactly storming through the gates on this typical summer evening.

 

Motor Vu marquee showing Saving Private Ryan
Imperial, CA
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Ticket Booth guy getting ready for a busy evening
Imperial, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The lot is home to a classic marquee, worth the price (or drive) of admission alone. Just don't be like yours truly and head the wrong way on Aten Road despite racing against the sun.

 

UPDATE 07/13 : As they say (who's they?), all good things must come to an end. The Motor Vu, like many other of its brothers and sisters, closed up permanently in April 2013. Word is the closure was due to low attendance and simply not making enough money to stay open. Many thanks to David Hughes for update. 07-13

 

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