Hilltop Drive-In

4965 Danforth Road,
Escanaba, MI 49829

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Previously operated by: Delft Theaters Inc.

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Hilltop Drive-In

The Hilltop Drive-In was operated by Delft Theatres when it opened and later by Mescop and then M. Peterson. The drive-in opened on May 1, 1953 with Charlton Heston in “The Savage”. It had a car capacity listed at 500 with a single screen. It is listed as closing in 1989 and has since been demolished.

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 15, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Much more visible in the 1993 shot.

HERE

TenPoundHammer
TenPoundHammer on April 25, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Two roads were built over parts of the drive-in lot in the 1990s, one of which is called Theater Drive. According to Google Street View, only the screen foundation is still evident.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on February 29, 2020 at 11:39 pm

Opened on 1/5/1951. The ticket booth and one speaker post still remain too. The site is now a housing estate called Hilltop Estates.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on February 29, 2020 at 11:44 pm

Opened on 1/5/1953 with “The Savage”, and the grand opening on 3/5/1953 with news, a cartoon(not named), “The Savage” and “Call me madam”.

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