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The Jackson Hole News&Guide is reporting that the Spud Drive-In Theatre in Driggs, Idaho has gone out of business:
After 58 years as a landmark on the west slope of the Tetons, the Spud Drive-in and its mammoth truck-mounted potato replica are out of business.
The drive-in theater between Driggs and Victor, Idaho, will not open this summer, manager Keith Zednik said Wednesday.
The theater and its property are owned by Wydaho Group LLC, made up of Lenny Zaban and other partners, Zednik said.
The company had hoped to transform the theater when it bought the property in 2009. It appeared headed in the right direction when owners booked Widespread Panic for a concert in 2010, drawing a crowd of more than 4,000.
“Since the event was such a success, we intended to make it an annual occurrence,” the business’ management said in a letter to the editor submitted to the Jackson Hole News&Guide on Wednesday. “Unfortunately, we were surprised and quite disappointed to find that there was competition in the area for the same event on the same weekend in 2011.”
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The article mentions that the drive-in was built in 1953 by Ace Wood. The owners are open to offers to purchase the property, so perhaps movies will come back to Driggs some time in the future.
Until that happens, however, moviegoers will need to travel to see movies on the big screen. The nearest drive-in is the Teton-Vu Drive-In in Rexburg (about 29 miles away), and there are five other movie theaters about the same distance away.
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