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Michigandriveins.com commented about Halsted Twin Outdoor Theatre on Dec 3, 2008 at 6:29 pm

This drive-in was called the “Four Screen Drive-In” when it opened in June, 1950. It was later converted to a single screen, and then a twin. The actual address was 745 W. 138th St. Riverdale, IL 60827. Here’s a photo.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Gratiot Drive-In on Nov 9, 2008 at 6:12 am

Link: http://michigandriveins.com/gratiot82.asp

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Millenium Theater on Nov 9, 2008 at 6:08 am

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Blue Sky Drive-In on Nov 8, 2008 at 5:30 am

The Blue Sky was operated by Arthur and Roger Robinson from 1948 until 1965. Sumner Redstone and his Northeast Theatre Corp. (National Amusements) came to Michigan in 1964, acquiring the Miracle Mile, Waterford and Pontiac drive-ins. They took over the Blue Sky in 1965 and owned it until it’s closure in 1987. New link: http://www.michigandriveins.com/bluesky79.asp

Also, the Walled Lake (E. Lake Dr. 1945-50) and the Walake (Maple Rd. 1956-86) were two different drive-ins.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Both drive-in theatres in Flint, Michigan Area are open for the season on Oct 11, 2008 at 8:01 pm

NA opened a mutiplex down the road from the Miracle Twin many years ago, it is now closed. The Miracle Twin and the Kenwood both have veteran managers who are big drive-in fans.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Michigan Drive-In on Aug 24, 2008 at 7:04 am

Both of the owners have recently passed away, and the Devils Lake Drive-In has been permanently closed.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Auto Theatre on Aug 24, 2008 at 7:01 am

The Muskegon Auto Theatre opened 8/26/47, and showed it’s last movie on 9/1/80.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Sherwood Twin Drive-In on Jul 5, 2008 at 6:53 am

There is an old sign at near the western edge of the property, actually in the parking lot of whatever business is next door. It looks a lot like a drive-in marquee, but it isn’t exactly on the drive-in lot. Is this sign actually the Sherwood’s old marquee?

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Gladmer Theatre on Apr 21, 2008 at 6:32 pm

Bill Lyons, the “Epicure Tea Shop” is listed at 221 N. Washington Ave. in the 1945 through 1966 Lansing City Directories. It may have been listed there before 1945 also, I don’t have those books handy.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Gladmer Theatre on Apr 21, 2008 at 6:21 pm

Plaza Theatre here: http://lostlansing.com/plazatheatre.asp

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Ford Drive-In on Apr 21, 2008 at 6:13 pm

The 6-9 reopens April 25, 2008.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Cascade 3 Drive-In on Apr 21, 2008 at 6:00 pm

The Cascade actually closed August 31, 1987.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Caro Drive-In on Apr 21, 2008 at 5:54 pm

The Caro closed after a windstorm took down the screen in July, 1987. It never reopned and a Walmart was built on the site 1992.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Park Layne Drive-In Theatre closes on Apr 21, 2008 at 5:45 pm

So why was it closed and what will become of it?

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Kanauga Drive-In on Apr 17, 2008 at 4:11 am

Drive-ins.com now lists it as being closed.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Melody 49 Twin Drive-In on Mar 16, 2008 at 8:10 pm

That photo you linked to Lost Memory isn’t a new sign, it was there next to the entrance driveway when I was there in 2006. It looked like it had been there quite a while. Here are several photos I took of the Melody 49, here is what the original marquee looked like before they modified it.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Johnny All Weather Drive-In on Mar 14, 2008 at 5:19 pm

Here is a 1957 photo of the Johnny All Weather marquee.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Quo Vadis Entertainment Center on Feb 17, 2008 at 7:51 am

The Quo has a date with the wrecking ball this spring, what a shame.
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Michigandriveins.com commented about Lansing Mall Theater on Jan 26, 2008 at 6:57 am

Here is a link to my site on Lansing Theatres: http://lostlansing.com/theatres.asp

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Crest Drive-In on Dec 31, 2007 at 11:21 pm

The Crest was open until at least 1987, maybe even as late as 1990. Ron/michigandriveins.com

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Bel-Air Drive-In on Dec 31, 2007 at 11:14 pm

They want to build a walmart there eh, what a shocker. I found the Bel-Air site on Google maps street view, the screens are definitely gone, bummer. That two sided screen was a very cool concept. There was also one in Indy (gone) called the Theatair Twin and the Admiral Twin in Tulsa, which is still open. Ron/michigandriveins.com

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Michigandriveins.com commented about 131 Drive-In on Dec 31, 2007 at 11:01 pm

This drive-in is NOT demolished. The screen tower, snack bar and marquee remain. Ron/Michigandriveins.com

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Sepulveda Drive-In on Aug 25, 2007 at 3:49 pm

Targets was definitely filmed at the easily indentifiable Reseda Drive-In. But, you can also catch a quick glimpse of the Sepulveda Drive-In in the film. It’s briefly shown as the sniper drives past on the expressway. Ignore Peter Bogdanovich’s comments about drive-in’s on the DVD, he’s a complete moron.