Manistique Drive-In

5876 W. US-2,
Manistique, MI 49854

350 cars

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Manistique Drive-In

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The Cinema Two Drive-In was opened June 9, 1953. It was later operated by Delft Theatres and later by Bill Giles. It was closed in 2001. The ozoner listed a car capacity at 350 with a single screen. It is used for special screenings and events during the summer.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 14, 2016 at 11:54 pm

Schoolcraft County’s first drive-in formally opened on June 9, 1953, according to the following day’s report in The Escanaba Daily Press. Owner J. L. LeDuc also operated the Cedar and Oak Theatres in Manistique. His intention was to leave the Cedar Theatre closed during the summer months while the US-2 Drive-In was in operation. The new drive-in could accommodate 350 cars.

NeonMichael on July 13, 2017 at 7:12 pm

After more than a decade of inactivity, the drive-in (now referred to as the Manistique) was open twice in 2016 for charity events. The Escanaba Daily Press reports they’re at it again.

“The Schoolcraft Tourism and Commerce will be showing Jurassic Park and Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet on Saturday, July 15, at the Manistique Drive-Inn theater.” Free admission, and concession sales benefit St. Francis de Sales School in Manistique.

NeonMichael on July 16, 2017 at 12:47 am

WLUC, Upper Michigan’s News Leader, ran a story about the Manistique in September 2016. The report is now on YouTube.

David Vaughn told WLUC, “I was the second owner of the drive-in theater. It was built in 1953. Then I bought it in 1972 and ran it to 1995.” The report agrees that it had closed in 2001.

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