Do we have to pay again to re-enter the drive-in?
Yes. There have been many problems with customers paying for multiple people in
a car, and then entering the drive-in, then the driver leaves and returns with
multiple people in the car that match the receipt, but have not paid. Also
customers will enter and then decide they want to leave to get food etc.
Remember you have all day to plan so please bring what you need with you. Please
remember that our snack bar has great fresh cooked food at reasonable prices.
What day of the week do you update the website to
show upcoming movies?
We update the website Thursday evening every week.
Do you accept Credit Cards?
We will NEVER accept credit cards at the Box Office. Quite simply, it would slow
down the line, and cause traffic to pack up on 1050 West.
Also, we do not accept credit cards at the Snack Bar at this time.
Do you have an ATM?
No, we do not have an ATM. The problems associated with having an ATM on the
premises are too great to justify the risk.
How do I hear the movies?
If you use your vehicle’s radio, be sure to turn your key to ACCESSORY position,
not the Lgnition/ON position – to conserve your car battery. This is extremely
important! If you do not know where the “ACCESSORY” position is on your ignition
switch, please check your owner’s manual.
You can listen to the movie over any FM radio. We recommend use of your car
stereo or radio, a boom box, or a personal walkman-type radio! IMPORTANT: If
your stereo has an equalizer on it, your best sound for the movie is to put the
equalizer controls to the “ZERO” or “NULL” point. Our Dolby unit is set already
for the bet equalization for the left, right center and surround and subwoofer,
so if you try to modify it, you could hear sounds you should not, not hear
sounds you should, or cause the stereo to “crackle.”
NOTE: ALL radios and boom boxes must be turned to the movie, or the
volume must be so low no one else can hear it. It will greatly interfere with
the enjoyment of others if you are listening to something else, and those tying
to watch the show can hear something other than the movie! PLEASE use the
headsets or extremely low volume if you intend to listen to something other than
What are your ticket prices?
Adults 12 and up $ 7.00
Children 5-11 $ 3.00
Do you offer group pricing or discount tickets?
We cannot offer group discounts on tickets, as we are bound by the film company
license agreements that do not allow us to discount our already low admission
Do you open if it’s raining?
Yes, we are open rain or not.
When is the best time to arrive?
Weekends are especially busy, so arrive early.
REMEMBER: The CLOSER it gets to
sunset the L-O-N-G-E-R the line will become.
Can I arrive after the first movie has started?
You are welcome to arrive at anytime, as long as the Box office is open.
Full price Admission is still in effect even if you see the 2nd feature only.
We have large group coming. Can we reserve parking
Sorry, we cannot reserve parking. Try to arrive as early as possible to increase
your chances of parking together as a group.
Can I park my car with my friend in the area
reserved for larger vehicles so that we can be together?
We would suggest arriving as close to the box office opening as possible to make
sure you can get spaces together. Also, Cars have more flexibility in parking;
however, there are certain rows that are reserved strictly for vehicles other
than a regular car. In these cases the car usually can park in front of the van,
Why do you park vehicles the way you do? Why not let
us park anywhere we want?
First of all we park vehicles according to size, larger towards the back and
smaller towards the front. Then we close gaps and place vehicles together as
much as possible. So in case a vehicle coming in late or during a movie they can
easily park in the back with less interruption to the vehicles already watching
the movie. Instead of letting the late vehicle search up and down the rows
looking for an empty spot and interrupting the movie for other vehicles.
Can I sit outside my car, in lawn chairs on a blanket,
on the roof?
You are welcome to sit outside of your vehicle in lawn chairs. We ask that you
place lawn chairs in front of your vehicle and not to take up an additional
parking space next to your car.
Also to ensure safety to all we don’t allow you to sit on blankets (or directly)
on the ground. When you sit on the ground you are too low for a vehicle to see
when they trying to park, drive by, or leave.
You may not sit on the roof of your vehicle because you will obstruct the view
of patrons behind you, and it is a terribly unsafe thing to do.
Can I open my hatch back?
Hatch backs should be raised no higher than the top of your vehicle (level with
your roof.) If your hatch opens above your roofline this blocks the view of
others. You are responsible for keeping it lowered using a rope, bungee cord, or
by a similar method.
I have a pickup truck, (or Mini Van), can I park
backwards and sit in the back to watch the movie?
Yes, HOWEVER, please conform to all of the other rules. For example, if you
bring high chairs and sit in the bed of the pick-up truck, you may be sitting
higher than the top clearance of you vehicle. This would then interfere with
sight-lines for others further back. If you open the doors or windows to your
vehicle and they are allowed to swing up past the top clearance of the vehicle,
then again, there is a problem. If you open the doors to your van and the doors
end yup in another patron’s space, then it will cause a problem.
Why do you restrict audio recording, video and cam
recording, picture taking, and so on?
It is illegal for you to record the movies in any way, shape or form via as a
photo, audio recording, or video. We also ask you to leave those devices at home
so that all our fellow patrons are not taped, photographed or recorded on the
Can you tell me what will be playing at the Motor
Vu the week after next?
The owner “books” the theater himself. He books on Monday for the upcoming
Friday, as this is the only way it can be done effectively. Occasionally we will
know something playing ahead and when we do, we publish it. Unfortunately, we
cannot answer this question with any degree of certainty. Likewise, people often
want to know what is playing because they want to have a party here, ant it will
depend on the movies that are playing. Because of the circumstances of how we
must operate we are very sorry that these questions cannot be given out any
sooner than they already are.
Do you have a snack bar?
Yes we have a full service snack bar located in the center of our main field. We
feature a wide variety of foods cooked fresh every day. Please see our
menu located on our web site.
My child’s birthday is coming soon. Can you host
the birthday party?
No, not at this time. However, YOU can host the party.
I think I lost something at the Motor Vu. Do you
have a “Lost and Found?”
Yes. If you have lost something, please contact us via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or when the box office is open, a real live person will help you.
I keep e-mailing you and I am not getting a response. I sent
an e-mail that was never answered. What’s up with that?
I get a lot e-mails for the same exact questions for this reason I have compiled
the FQA’S. The FQA’S are here to save both of us time. If you still have a
question for me after reading the FQA’S then e-mail me. Please give me time to
answer the question(s) you may have because running this landmark takes up a lot
of my time.
Is there a swap meet at the Motor Vu? If so, what are
Yes, we have a great swap meet featuring both outside spaces and our indoor
heated shops. It is open year round every Sat and Sunday. For more information,
visit our Swap Meet page.
Saturday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Sunday 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Buyers $ 0.50 Buyers $ 0.50
Sellers $ 5.00 per space Sellers $ 16.00 per space large trucks
& trailers $ 32.00 per space
Saturday & Sunday
Sellers $ 5.00 per space
Do you rent your theater for special events? If so,
who do you I contact about this?
Yes, the theater can be rented, but not when it interferes with the regular
operation of the theater. It is not an inexpensive thing to rent. If you are
interested in renting the theater, please send the request by writing to the
mailing address or e-mail and please include as many details as possible.
I would like to see my favorite movie at the Motor
Vu. Can I make a movie request?
Yes. You can send your requests to email@example.com.
I know the Motor Vu is an outdoor theater, but do you have a non-smoking section?
No, we do not. However if you are being bothered by smoke, please see the
attendants, and we can often re-locate you or the other vehicle. Keep in mind if
neither party wants to co-operate, there is not a lot we can do.
I would like to advertise on the Motor Vu marquee during your off-season. Do you
have a marquee rental policy?
Yes. Please e-mail me if you are interested in renting ad space. Keep in mind
this is not an inexpensive thing to do, but it is a nice gesture for Birthdays,
Graduation, and other events.
Do you sell Motor Vu Gift Certificates?
Not yet. There is a lot to be worked out first; hopefully soon they will be
Are you hiring at the Motor Vu? If so, how do I apply?
You may pick up applications at the box office, snack bar, or you can visit our
employment page and submit your application.
Are pets permitted at the Motor Vu?
Due to insurance risks we DO NOT ALLOW PETS in the drive in at anytime.