Gratiot Drive-In

31900 Gratiot Avenue,
Roseville, MI 48066

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Gratiot Drive-In

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Listed as being located in Fraser, to the north of Detroit, MI. The Gratiot Drive-In was designed by Ted Rogvoy and opened in April of 1948. It featured “Free pony rides, merry-go-round and other playground amusements for the kids, a large restaurant that even warmed baby bottles on schedule for patrons”. The back of the 115 feet tall screen tower featured a living curtain waterfall, illuminated at night by colored lights to simulate Niagara Falls. Car capacity is given as 1,056. The Gratiot Drive-In showed its last movie on Labor Day of 1984. It was demolished shortly afterwards.

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RHGS
RHGS on June 5, 2006 at 1:55 pm

Postcards and color print available for purchase. Contact Roseville Historical and Genealogical Society at

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 4, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Here is an ad for the sale of the Gratiot in July 1949:
http://tinyurl.com/yd5kzuz

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