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Plan would turn Idaho Falls drive-in theatre into RV resort

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 27, 2020

Associated Press

Associated Press

IDAHO FALLS – An Idaho business owner announced plans to transform a former drive-in movie theater in Idaho Falls into a recreational vehicle resort catering to short-term rentals.

Zach Teichert purchased the former Sky Vu Drive-in and expects it to reopen as a RV resort by late 2021, the Post Register reported.

“Each spot will be paved and most will be larger pull-through sites. We will have a general store, bathrooms, laundry room and pickleball courts for our guests,” Teichert said. “It’s close to the I-15 and that area is continuing to be developed.”

Teichert noted that Idaho Falls is the last major town on the way to Yellowstone and Jackson, Wyoming.

“The tourism and travel industry in Idaho Falls continues to grow and help stimulate the economy and we believe an RV park like this can help as well,” Teichert said.

The Sky Vu Drive-in first opened as a 500-car drive-in movie theater in 1950 and continued operating until 2015.

Much of the equipment is being offered to the community for free, including a movie screen, fountain drink machine, ticket office, signs and electrical fixtures.

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