Dort Drive-In

3750 S. Dort Highway,
Flint, MI 48507

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The Dort Drive-In was the first drive-in to be built in Flint, Michigan. It opened August 29, 1946 with a capacity for 700 cars. The Dort Drive-In closed in 1963. It was demolished in July of that year to make way for a new Mall.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 9, 2005 at 4:35 am

This is a 1950’s photo of the Dort Drive-In:
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dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on July 9, 2005 at 8:03 am

The Dort Drive-In was owned by William Oliksen, who subsequently owned the Dort Mall, built on the site of the former drive-in. A few years after the mall was built, the Dort Mall Cinema was built on the west side of the mall and operated by General Cinema Corporation. By 1976 the elderly Mr. Oliksen came and toured the property every day, although it had clearly seen better days and was largely vacant. I suspect his tours were more theraputic than actual inspection of the property.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 28, 2012 at 3:25 am

Link’s dead, try http://web.archive.org/web/20101127104809/http://michigandriveins.com/dort111.asp

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on October 28, 2012 at 7:26 am

All Bad links’s..Michigan DI’s has been dead for awhile.

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