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Michigandriveins.com commented about Denniston Drive-In on May 4, 2014 at 9:02 am

Updated Denniston page: michigandriveins.com/denniston66.asp

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Moonlite Theatre on Oct 5, 2013 at 9:22 pm

I’m sorry to see this joint in such rough shape now. It was in very nice condition when I visited it in 2001. That marquee was just beautiful then, it breaks my heart to see it all beat-up!

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Lakes Drive-In on Sep 14, 2013 at 3:45 am

The Lakes screen was dismantled and about a third of it was used to erect a small screen at the Galva Autovue Drive-In in Galva, IL. The upper neon portions of marquee were saved and restored, one side has been listed on ebay a few times, the other side is hanging in a garage in metro Detroit.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about West Side Drive-In on Sep 2, 2013 at 11:23 am

Detroit’s Westside Drive-In had an identical tower: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/11103

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Westside Drive-In on Sep 2, 2013 at 11:20 am

After comparing it to the 1984 photo I just added, I question whether this photo on drive-ins.com is actually the Westside: http://www.drive-ins.com/pictures/mitwes2002.jpg

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Westside Drive-In on Sep 2, 2013 at 11:16 am

The Westside in Cleveland had an idential screen tower: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/7765/photos/78618

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Superior Drive-In on Aug 26, 2013 at 6:57 pm

We are still trying to nail down the exact location of this drive-in. If anyone has any ideas, I’d like to hear them.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Division Drive-In on Dec 24, 2011 at 5:40 am

Since it was the only drive-in in town when it opened, the original name was simply Drive-In Theater. It was renamed the Division in late 1948 or early 1949. The next name change came around 1962 when it became the Stardust.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about 55-Hi Drive-In on Oct 23, 2011 at 8:38 am

We have some old aerials posted at michigandriveins.com/55hi120.asp.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about North Drive-In on Feb 20, 2011 at 4:04 pm

The address listed here is a bit off. It’s located on the southwest corner of N. Lafayette St. and E. Park Ave. Google street view currently shows it’s an empty field and the screen remains standing.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Cinema 40 Drive-In. on Feb 20, 2011 at 12:52 pm

This was one of Harry Mohney’s porno drive-ins at the end of it’s run. The address listed here is incorrect. It was located at the southwest corner of 40 and 231, south of Greencastle.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Skyview Drive-In on Jan 29, 2011 at 6:26 pm

What book is 904 pages?

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Sundance Kid Drive-In on Jan 24, 2011 at 4:36 pm

The Parkside Drive-In actually opened 4/27/49. It’s second screen opened in July 1978, and it was renamed the Sundance Kid in 1987. It was advertised alongside the Butch Cassidy Drive-In with similar ads, so I’m assuming they were under the same ownership.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Miracle Mile Drive-In on Jan 24, 2011 at 4:07 pm

The Butch Cassidy Drive-In was located at 1443 Woodville Rd, Millbury, OH 43447-9706. It opened as the Woodville Drive-In on 7/15/49. It was renamed the Eastside Drive-In in May 1958, then the Butch Cassidy in May 1982. It closed in 1989.

The Miracle Mile’s 2nd screen opened in May 1977.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Telegraph Drive-In on Jan 2, 2011 at 7:10 am

I don’t see a listing for the Toledo Drive-In here. This is supposed to be a photo of it from 1950. I am trying to find it’s exact location, I believe it was on Detroit Ave. Does anyone know about this one?

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Sundance Kid Drive-In on Jan 2, 2011 at 6:56 am

It’s a shame they replaced that beautiful original marquee with an unattractive plastic sign. The Starlite on the other side of Toledo had a very similar marquee, check it out here.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Miracle Mile Drive-In on Jan 2, 2011 at 6:28 am

Here’s a permanent link to a photo of the Miracle Mile, very unique marquee. The Telegraph page can be found here. The Toledo area also had the Franklin Park, Toledo, Starlite, Jesse James, Maumee, and Parkside (Sundance Kid) drive-ins. I’m looking for a short-lived “Butch Cassidy Drive-In” that was supposedly near Northwood, anyone know about this one?

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Maumee Drive-In on Jan 2, 2011 at 6:13 am

A now vacant Showcase Cinemas is on the site, see a photo here.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Springbrook Drive-In on Dec 19, 2010 at 5:22 pm

The address was 4060 N. West St. Lima, OH 45801-1000.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Hub Drive-In on Dec 19, 2010 at 9:42 am

I couldn’t find any drive-in theaters on US-6 on Terra-server, but I did find one at 1425 E High St, Bryan, OH 43506. Is this the Hub Drive-In?

Terra-server Link

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Jesse James Family Drive-In on Dec 19, 2010 at 9:11 am

The address for the Jesse James Drive-In was 521 S. Reynolds Rd, Toledo, OH 43615-6311. It was on the east side of Reynolds Rd., there is a strip mall and a subdivision on the site now. The Jesse James Shopping Center is actually across the street, on the west side of Reynolds.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Telegraph Drive-In on Dec 19, 2010 at 8:55 am

The Telegraph Drive-in was at 5969 Telegraph Rd, Toledo, OH 43612-4548.

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Michigandriveins.com commented about M-78 Triple Drive-In on Nov 28, 2010 at 5:19 pm

The M-78 did not open as a single screen. It was a twin from day one, screen three opened in 1977. More at http://michigandriveins.com/m7856.asp

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Coldwater Drive-In on Nov 22, 2010 at 5:19 pm

The Coldwater Drive-In was open thru the summer of 1967. The blurry photos are vidcaps from an old home movie by the owner of the Capri Drive-In. They are the only known images of this drive-in. If anyone has better photos, please share them with us. Here is an updated link: http://michigandriveins.com/coldwater107.asp

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Michigandriveins.com commented about Niles Drive-In on Nov 12, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Looks like 51 is also Business 31.