Cascade 3 Drive-In

5060 28th Street SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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Cascade 3 Drive-In

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The Cascade 3 Drive-In opened in May of 1969. This was a large drive-in with an advertised capacity for 2,500 cars. Opening as a twin drive-in, the Cascade Twin Drive-In added a third screen in July of 1977. The Cascade 3 Drive-In closed August 31, 1987 and has been demolished.

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Michigandriveins.com
Michigandriveins.com on April 21, 2008 at 8:00 pm

The Cascade actually closed August 31, 1987.

TenPoundHammer
TenPoundHammer on May 1, 2011 at 6:40 pm

The site remained vacant for several years until it was torn down for a retail complex with Target and Costco in 2007.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on November 10, 2015 at 9:21 pm

Original 1969 marquee photo and copy added courtesy of Father Dennis Morrow.

“A Redstone theater, this drive-in eventually had two screens: Cascade Red and Cascade Blue. For many years, even after the theater itself closed, it was the site of the Woodland Drive-In Church.”

http://www.historygrandrapids.org/company/4108/cascade-drivein

vesbit
vesbit on December 23, 2017 at 3:13 pm

I noticed that there is currently no post for Showcase Cinemas, the multiplex that was on the site following the drive-in. Does anyone have any thoughts if that should be a separate post or connected to this page? Showcase was my childhood theater, and I was quite sad to see it razed and turned into Costco in ‘03. Last movie I saw there was Die Another Day. They also had T2: The Arcade Game there which was my favorite. Anyone have any other memories of Showcase? Pictures would be great!

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