Lenawee Drive-In

3240 N. Adrian Highway,
Adrian, MI 49221

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Lenawee Drive-In

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The Lenawee Twin opened as the Lenawee Auto Theatre and was owned by Robert Tuttle, later Donald Swenk and then Associated Theatre. It later became the Lenawee Drive-In and then when the second screen was added the Lenawee Twin. The drive-in opened in June of 1948 and closed in September of 1989. No time line given for the addition of the second screen. The drive-in was demolished and the MJR Adrian Cinema 10 is where the drive-in once stood.

Information on this drive-in obtained from www.michigandriveins.com

Contributed by Chuck

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elsrbagokrapp on November 18, 2012 at 1:20 am

Sorry Chuck, but that newspaper photo is of the Sky on the south side of Adrian when it was falling apart. There are no known photos of the Lenawee available, I’ve looked. I could draw it from memory but hopefully will find some pictures, somewhere, someday.

The second screen was added to the Lenawee in 1978, I believe I saw the first movie shown on it. It was smaller than the main screen, maybe 20 x 40'. Radio sound along with the regular speakers came with the second screen.

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