It was a classic family activity in locations around Utah County -- to pack the car full and head to the local drive-in movie theater.
Unfortunately, there are no drive-ins still open in Utah County, but with Thursday being National Drive-In Theater Day, it gives the perfect opportunity to take a look back at some of the drive-ins that used to dot the area.
Here are five drive-in theaters in Utah County that we can only remember now.
- By Stacy Johnson, Daily Herald
Art City Drive-In
The Art City Drive-In theater opened in 1951, and was a staple of entertainment in Springville until it was demolished in 2002.
Pioneer Twin Drive-In
The Pioneer Twin Drive-In movie theater was open for 54 years in Provo. It opened in 1947 and closed in the summer of 2001 after owners Marv and Jeanie Cox sold the land. The land was then built into retail and residential space.
The Timp Drive-In opened in 1953 and was demolished in June 1993. It was located at 150 N. State St. in Orem.
The Geneva Drive-In, located at 1360 State St. in Orem opened on July 4, 1948. The first film shown was "California" starring Ray Milland.
It later closed in the 1970s.
The Starlite Drive-In opened in 1950 at 221 S. 500 East in American Fork.
Starlite Drive-In advertised many special giveaways and promotions over the years including Ford Night where the first 25 Ford cars received free entrance, free orchids for mothers near Mother's Day and a $1000 wedding giveaway for a couple to be married at the theater.
The theater closed in 1975 and was later demolished.
Where to check out a drive-in
Though there are no longer any drive-in theaters open in Utah County, there are several within hours.
Location: 3688 S Redwood Rd, West Valley City
Hours: Shows at 9:15 and between 11:15 and 11:40 p.m., Thursday-Monday
Cost: Adults $9, Children (5-9) $1
More info: https://redwooddrivein.com
Motor Vu Drive-In Theatre
Location: 5368 S. 1050 West, Riverdale
Hours: Open weekends starting in April
Cost: Adults $9, children (5-11) $4, young children (under age 4) free
More info: https://motorvu.com
Basin Drive-In Theatre
Location: 680 N. State St., Mt. Pleasant
Hours: 9:15 p.m., Monday-Saturday
More info: http://sanpetemovies.com/theater/4
Location: 250 W. Highway 40
Hours: Double features on Friday and Saturday nights, first movie starts at dusk (about 9 p.m.)
More info: http://www.rooseveltmovies.com