Michigan Drive-In

742 Manitou Road,
Manitou Beach, MI 49253

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Michigan Drive-In

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The Michigan Drive-In opened in July 1951. The movies that play at this drive-in are listed as “family” movies by the owner. Some people classify them as “religious” movies. It was closed by July 2007.

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RobertR
RobertR on March 1, 2005 at 11:22 pm

What kind of movies were they running?

Michigandriveins.com
Michigandriveins.com on August 24, 2008 at 3:04 pm

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

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 28, 2012 at 5:24 am

THIS DRIVE-IN IS CLOSED.

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

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 28, 2012 at 6:01 am

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

KenLayton
KenLayton on October 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm

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 18, 2012 at 1:49 am

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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