Iconic Spud Drive In movie screen felled by high winds


High winds in Driggs, Idaho last night blew over the screen at the Spud Drive In theater.  The Iconic drive in has been entertaining the public from the site since 1953. It is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.

On Site Manager Jedd Mumm says he had been checking something outside his house on the back of the property between 8:30 and 10:00 pm and looked toward the screen to find it no longer standing. Mumm says the insurance company is already assessing the situation and the owner of the complex, Lenny Zeban has pledged to rebuild. In fact, Mumm says, there has been a plan in place for a couple years now to upgrade with a new screen.

He says the plan also calls for a new roof on the Spud Shack. Mumm says the plan is to be reconstructed and operational yet for a summer season, depending on permitting and funding. He says he already has had numerous calls of people wanting to help rebuild.  Those wishing to assist in the reconstruction of the iconic drive in can call Mumm at 208-351-8679

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