Reopening drive-in ‘ain’t happening,’ owner says

The screen at the closed Twin View Drive-in Theater in Imperial is the about thing left that is still operational, the owner says. A petition is circulating to reopen the theater, but a $1 million price makes that unlikely. PHOTO MICHAEL MARESH

IMPERIAL — A group spearheaded by El Centro resident Mariah Quirillo is trying to drum up support to reopen the Imperial Valley Motor-View Drive-In Theater through a petition drive.

With hundreds of people already expressing support for the drive-in theater, which closed eight to nine years ago, it comes down to the repair cost and the purchase price for the land if someone wanted to buy the land. It is for sale.

Staff Writer Michael Maresh can be reached at

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