Getty 4 Drive-In

920 E. Summit Avenue,
Muskegon, MI 49444

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NK Drive-In 1954

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Opened in 1948 as the NK Drive-In with a car capacity for 1,024. NK stands for Nick Kuris who owned the NK Drive-In. Jack Loeks purchased the drive-in in 1966 and renamed it the Getty Drive-In. In 1978 three more screens were added and it now has a capacity for 1,200 cars.

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steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on March 16, 2006 at 3:28 pm

Sad to say that a November 2005 wind storm has damaged the Getty’s original screen tower beyond repair and is being dismanted. The official web site does give a progress report on the unplanned face lift at View link

Eridony
Eridony on July 10, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Last year they replaced the screen that was removed after the 2005 wind storm. So the Getty 4 is back to four screens again.

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on July 18, 2011 at 8:16 am

Jack Loeks Theatres also operates the Celebration! Cinemas chain of megaplexes in western Michigan.

NeonMichael
NeonMichael on April 15, 2017 at 8:49 am

From the Getty Drive-In web site:

The Getty Drive In – Since 1944 (sic)

The Getty Drive In was originally a one screen theatre built in 1948 called the NK Drive In.

Loeks Theatres purchased the theatre in 1966 and changed the name to The Getty Drive In.

In 1978, Loeks added three screens making the Getty one of the largest outdoor theatres in the country.

Automobile radio sound was introduced in 1993, allowing movie goers more high-quality sound.

In 2013, the Getty Drive-In converted to DLP® Digital Projection, enhancing the quality and brightness of the picture and extending the life of the Getty for years to come!

NeonMichael
NeonMichael on July 10, 2017 at 9:05 am

There’s a superb 2016 tour of the Getty hosted by Loeks president J.D. Loeks on YouTube.

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