Indie Ogden Review: Motor-Vu Drive In & swap meet

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Nothing says summer quite like being at the drive-in with cool mountain breezes, piles of blankets and snacks for days while watching a double feature movie under the moonlight.  For our family movies in a  big box theater are just too far out of our budget and the baby isn’t welcome in most movies we want to watch.  At the drive-in  we can snuggle with our own blankets, bring our own healthy snacks and if the kids have a meltdown we can leave without  feeling like we just lost a ton of cash.

At least once a month this summer my family has gone to motor-vu drive in to enjoy a movie and every time has been a wonderful experience. We make sure to get in early to get a good parking spot, let the kiddo run around to get her wiggles out and time to set up our spot.  We bring camping chairs and cooler, wear jammies and snuggle up with blankets and actually enjoy a movie in peace.

The great thing about the drive-in is that you are in your own space, the kids can fall asleep in the car and  you can continue to watch the movie and if the baby gets fussy we can shut the windows and doors so we don’t disturb anyone and STILL enjoy the movie.  The best part is that tickets are only $7 for adults, $3 for kids and tots 4 and under are FREE, you can’t beat those prices for 2 movies and a stress free family outing.

During the day on weekends Motor-vu doubles as a swap meet where you can find anything from vintage designer steals to new sport sunglasses. The best day to go to the swap meet is on Sundays, the few times I ventured out on a Saturday was always a bust but on Sunday The place is packed and you can haggle your way to the best deals. Selling at the flea market is really affordable and  the swap meet is open all year-long even in the winter!

Motor-vu Drive-In has been showing movies since 1947 so go check out the drive-in or the swap meet and see just why this landmark is here to stay.

Motor-vU Drive-In
5368 S. 1050 W.
Riverdale, UT 84405

Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her 2 kiddos and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.