Nu-Vu Drive-In

37091 Gore Drive,
Lebanon, OR 97355

400 cars

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Previously operated by: Western Amusement Company Inc.

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The “Nu Drive-In” in Lebanon opened on July 17, 1953, Boxoffice magazine mentioned a week later. The opening program was Van Johnson in “Grounds for Marriage” & Ben Johnson in “Wagon Master”.

Both the Motion Picture Almanac and the Theatre Catalog listed it as the Nu-Vu Drive-In, capacity 400, owner Western Amusement.

There were two drive-ins near Lebanon; this one was north of town. By 1967, its screen was gone.

Contributed by Michael Kilgore

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kennerado on April 20, 2021 at 2:59 pm

According to an article in the Lebanon Express, the original name was going to be Lebanon Drive-In but it was changed because they thought it would be confusing as the other drive-in was already informally known by that name. Also the opening movies were “Grounds For Marriage” and “Wagon Master” plus an unnamed cartoon.

Jamey_monroe45 on July 20, 2023 at 2:56 am

A more accurate address for this drive in was 37091 Gore Dr, Lebanon, OR 97355. This was the entrance.

Please update.

Kenmore on July 21, 2023 at 4:12 pm

A few residences now occupy the property.

There is a building of similar size where the concession stand/projector booth once stood. Whether this is the same building I cannot tell.

The two parallel lines of bushes and shrubs running north/south towards the west side of the property are where the screen once stood.

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