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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!
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.
Detroit’s Westside Drive-In had an identical tower: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/11103
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
The Westside in Cleveland had an idential screen tower: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/7765/photos/78618
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.
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.
We have some old aerials posted at michigandriveins.com/55hi120.asp.
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.
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.
What book is 904 pages?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
A now vacant Showcase Cinemas is on the site, see a photo here.
The address was 4060 N. West St. Lima, OH 45801-1000.
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?
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.
The Telegraph Drive-in was at 5969 Telegraph Rd, Toledo, OH 43612-4548.
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
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
Looks like 51 is also Business 31.
The Niles original screen tower burned down in July 1965. Read the news article here: http://michigandriveins.com/niles72.asp