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TenPoundHammer commented about AMC Classic Fashion Square 10 on May 11, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Yet another former GKC complex.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Saginaw 12 on May 11, 2011 at 1:49 pm

This has been merged with the adjacent Quad 4. The entire complex is now the Goodrich Saginaw 12, with first-run movies on all 12 screens. Might want to merge the listings.

I saw Rango here in April.

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TenPoundHammer on May 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm

The Quad has been combined with the adjacent Saginaw 8. Both complexes are now just one theater, the Saginaw 12. I was here in April and can confirm that all 12 screens are now first-run. Might want to merge the listings.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Bel-Air Drive-In on May 11, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Address is Janes Avenue, not “Jasmes”.

The drive-in is still a vacant lot.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Traverse Bay Cinema on May 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Oh, and before anyone asks, yes this is Williamsburg and not Acme. I have no idea why â€" the community of Acme is at the junction of M-72 and US-31, and the community of Williamsburg is actually about 7-8 miles east on M-72. However, the businesses around the M-72/US-31 junction (including two gas stations, a Chase bank, a McDonald’s and a Kmart) are all Williamsburg addresses, while the businesses about ½ mile south on US-31 (including two chain motels and an ACE Hardware) are where the Acme addresses begin. Very confusing.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Traverse Bay Cinema on May 11, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Looks like it opened as a 2-screener. No idea when #3 and #4 were added.

I used to go to Traverse City a lot between 1997 and 2005, and I’m almost 100% certain on the closing date.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Skyway Drive-In on May 11, 2011 at 12:57 pm

The site is still a vacant lot. There was also a Dairy Isle ice cream shop in the parking lot, closed and demolished around the same time.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Celebration! Cinema RiverTown on May 11, 2011 at 12:38 pm

The mall is called RiverTown Crossings, not River Walk. Please correct this.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Carmike Grand Traverse 9 on May 11, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Wow, I write in short bursts. Anyway, this is part of the Grand Traverse Mall.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Horizon Cinema 10 on May 11, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Another GKC multiplex. Opened in 1990 as part of the Horizon Outlets (now Preferred Outlets) outlet mall. Interesting that GKC built this and the Grand Traverse Mall multiplex only a year apart.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Skylite Drive-In on May 11, 2011 at 11:43 am

Google doesn’t recognize the address for some reason.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Polaris Drive-In on May 11, 2011 at 11:42 am

Still a vacant lot. It was located at Highway 164 and Presque Isle Rd.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Pleasant Drive-In on May 10, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Still an empty lot.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Sundown Drive-In on May 10, 2011 at 11:30 pm

The lot has been largely dug up for some excavation.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Northland Drive-In on May 10, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Interestingly, this and the Sundown in Rosebush were only 2 miles apart. Owen’s Soft Water (http://www.owenssoftwater.com/) now operates on the site.

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TenPoundHammer commented about M-60 Drive-In on May 10, 2011 at 11:21 pm

As of the late 2000s, the marquee, snack bar and screen are indeed intact. The lot is now used to store trailers.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Traverse Drive-In on May 10, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Address was 5520 US-31, Acme, MI, 49610.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Carmike Grand Traverse 9 on May 10, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Also, it was built by GKC.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Lexington Drive-In on May 10, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Wonder why it closed so early?

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TenPoundHammer commented about Family Theater on May 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm

It was the movie I didn’t like. I was 10 in 1997, so I had no interest in very long movies, much less once about romance.

I’ve been here a couple more times since they twinned it. As I said, both theaters are VERY tiny â€" it must be about 12 seats wide in either one, plus a bench in the back of each auditorium. We usually watch from the bench.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Corral Drive-In on May 10, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Oh yeah. 1950-1985 is how long it was open.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Corral Drive-In on May 10, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Also known as Corral Drive-In. Listed as being owned by Fridley.

Topo map shows it at 120th Ave. and Ash St., where the (now removed) railroad track crosses.

Something has been built on the site, but I can’t tell what it is.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Tiger Drive-In on May 9, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Google doesn’t recognize the address.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Surf Drive-In on May 8, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Walmart. i was close.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Viking Twin Drive-In on May 8, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Yakima, thanks for sharing all the stuff. I actually added all the Corpus DI’s just so you could do that.