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Imperial CA Motor-Vu drive-in (# 0569)

Imperial CA Motor-Vu drive-in (# 0569)
Per Cinematreasures (link below), the Motor-Vu opened in the 1940’s and was the only drive-in theater in Imperial county. It closed in 2013 and the space now appears to be used for flea markets. From what I could see, apparently the drive-in had always been just sand.

cinematreasures.org/theaters/34827

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 Clint
Clint
I've always been puzzled at the difficulty people have in putting letters on these signs. I understand letters fall off, but the spacing seen here suggest there were never any L's, and that "good" was always "god."
2 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… club has replied to Clint
I hadn't tried to figure it out till you noted it. I think it started out as "Thanks Imperial Valley 4 all the good years". Since the theater closed in 2013, what I'm curious about and that sign is close to 20' off the ground, I'm more curious about how people get up there to mess with it. (Oh, that's right, all those farming vehicles).
2 years ago.
Clint has replied to Don Barrett (aka DBs… club
In my youth, I had a restaurant job that often had me go out and change the sign, which was about 10 or 15 feet off the ground. We had a long pole with a suction cup on the end. It was kid of tricky to figure out, but once you got the knack of it, it was easy. I thought it was a fund diversion.
2 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… club has replied to Clint
Duh (slapping my forehead). I've seen those sticks many times, don't know why they slipped my mind.
2 years ago.

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