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Michigandriveins.com commented about Niles Drive-In on Nov 12, 2010 at 12:32 pm

The Niles original screen tower burned down in July 1965. Read the news article here: http://michigandriveins.com/niles72.asp

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Skyway Drive-In on May 16, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Opened 5/28/49, closed 9/13/85, demo’d 5/18/90. http://michigandriveins.com/skyway25.asp

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Double Drive-In on Jan 1, 2010 at 11:49 pm

Ken, the address in your ad does match this drive-in.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Dearborn Drive-In on Sep 20, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Here is the link for the new Dearborn Drive-In page: http://michigandriveins.com/dearborn26.asp

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Boulevard Drive-In on Aug 2, 2009 at 1:35 am

Here’s the 1958 Aerial.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Twin Drive-In on Aug 2, 2009 at 1:28 am

Here’s the 1966 Aerial View.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Sundance Kid Drive-In on Jun 21, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Thanks for posting the links to the americanclassicimages.com site Lost Memory, there’s some great old shots on that site! Here’s a 1999 shot I took of the original marquee.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Lansing Drive-In on Jun 21, 2009 at 5:53 pm

The Lansing Drive-In was not a portable theater. Apparently there was renumbering in the past as CWalczak suggests. I found the 5097 address on the county assessor website. Looking at 5097 on Google Maps will take you to the exact site, the 5509 address takes you about ¼ mile south of this site. The Ingham County Human Services building on the site actually uses 5303 for an address.

All of the research (addresses, opening dates, owners, opening ads, etc.) found on Waterwinterwonderland.com was done by me, and originated at Michigandriveins.com. Drive-ins.com and Cinematour.com also “adopted” much of this research.

I’m still looking for any photos of the Lansing Drive-In. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. I wonder if a Butterfield Theatres photo archive exists.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Northtown Theater on Apr 3, 2009 at 11:17 am

The former Northtown site has been a vacant lot since the theatre was torn down, there’s no book store near there. Photos are posted here.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Dort Drive-In on Mar 8, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Here’s an updated link.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Miracle Twin Drive-In on Mar 6, 2009 at 1:41 am

IMO, the Miracle Twin will never reopen. There’s no “saving” it. If NA sells the property, I’m sure there will be a clause preventing it from ever reopening as a theater. It will sit and rot, just like so many of their other drive-ins did. It’s closure has nothing to do with the economy or NA’s current troubles, it’s coincidental.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about New US 23 Drive-In on Feb 22, 2009 at 11:58 pm

The owner, Lou Warrington, passed away on February 18th, 2009. According to a Flint News story, the family will open the drive-in for more year as a tribute to Lou. Please come out often this summer and experience this fantastic theater. Lou and the 23 will be missed.
US-23 photos here.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Hillside Drive-In on Feb 1, 2009 at 2:29 am

Here’s a 1957 aerial of the Hillside.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Quo Vadis Entertainment Center on Jan 23, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Does the Quo still stand?

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Massapequa Drive-In on Jan 23, 2009 at 2:25 am

Here is a 1966 aerial.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Bayshore-Sunrise Drive-In on Jan 23, 2009 at 2:00 am

Here is a 1980 aerial.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Sunrise Drive-In on Jan 23, 2009 at 1:15 am

Here is a 1966 aerial image.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Johnny All Weather Drive-In on Jan 23, 2009 at 12:52 am

Here is a photo I assume is the Johnny All Weather. Maybe someone can verify it. Here is a 1966 aerial photo.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Oasis Drive-In on Dec 7, 2008 at 2:29 am

Here’s an aerial shot from 1962.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Double Drive-In on Dec 7, 2008 at 1:52 am

There was another Double Drive-In in Chicago, it was located at 87th and Cicero St. Here’s an aerial shot from from 1951.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Double Drive-In on Dec 7, 2008 at 1:20 am

Here’s an aerial shot from 1972.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Sky-Hi Drive-In on Dec 7, 2008 at 1:13 am

Here’s an aerial shot from 1974

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Wheeling Twin Drive-In on Dec 7, 2008 at 1:04 am

Here’s a aerial shot from 1974.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Bel-Air Drive-In on Dec 7, 2008 at 12:40 am

Here is an aerial shot from 1972.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Harlem Outdoor Theater on Dec 7, 2008 at 12:33 am

Here’s an aerial shot from 1962.