Michigan Drive-In

742 Manitou Road,
Manitou Beach, MI 49253

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The Michigan Drive-In opened in 1950. The movies that play at this drive-in are listed as “family” movies by the owner. Some people classify them as “religious” movies.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 1, 2005 at 3:15 pm

There is a picture of an ad for this drive-in from 1951 when it was called the Devil’s Lake Drive-In. A religious drive-in with a theater name of Devil’s Lake. No wonder it was re-named Michigan Drive-In.
http://www.drive-ins.com/pictures/mitmic206.jpg

RobertR
RobertR on March 1, 2005 at 3:22 pm

What kind of movies were they running?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 1, 2005 at 3:28 pm

I can’t find any movie listing for this drive-in but they also operate a drive-in in Florida and I have the list for that one.

2004
* NOV. 19 THE CLIMB
* NOV. 26 THE CROSS AND THE SWITCHBLADE
* DEC. 3 SAMMY / END OF THE HARVEST
* DEC. 10 TIME CHANGER
* DEC. 17 HEAVEN’S HEROES / FUTURE TENSE
* DEC. 24 (MOVIES WILL CONTINUE ON JAN. 7, 2005)
* DEC. 31 (MOVIES WILL CONTINUE ON JAN. 7, 2005)
2005
* JAN. 7 THE APPOINTMENT / LAY IT DOWN
* JAN. 14 ROAD TO REDEMPTION (MONTANA THAT IS)
* JAN. 21 THE CROSSING / MOMENT OF TRUTH
* JAN. 28 THE INTRUDER
* FEB. 4 RAZOR’S EDGE / FINAL EXIT
* FEB. 11 A VOW TO CHERISH / LOVE NOTE
* FEB. 18 FOR PETE’S SAKE
* FEB. 25 SIX

Have you seen any of these?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 28, 2008 at 12:17 pm

More photos can be seen at this link and at this link.

Michigandriveins.com
Michigandriveins.com on August 24, 2008 at 7:04 am

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

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 27, 2012 at 10:24 pm

THIS DRIVE-IN IS CLOSED.

Nearest open drive-in is 40 miles away in Coldwater.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 27, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Pictures of related memorabilia can be seen on this drive-ins gallery page at Drive-ins.com.

KenLayton
KenLayton on October 30, 2012 at 9:38 am

What a goofy looking theater. With a flat, grassy lot how can you see the picture, especially with vehicles in front of you? I noticed no speaker posts at all. Screen tower/residence does not look tall enough to get the picture high enough. What is the glassed in structure blocking the right side of the screen? Looks to be very annoying.

elsrbagokrapp
elsrbagokrapp on November 17, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Ken, the glassed in area is a small stage for services or performances. It wasn’t much of a drive-in, the picture was projected with a VHS outfit at 4 x 3 and not film. It never had cinemescope. Last I heard someone wanted to re-zone the place to commercial so possibly movies will show again. As a church drive-in, there were no property taxes.

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