Ironwood Drive-In

1400 E. Cloverland Drive,
Ironwood, MI 49938

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Ironwood Drive-In

Opened August 30, 1952 and known to have been closed before 1988. The drive-in and the land around it were taken to build a strip mall anchored by Kmart, J.C. Penney (now Dollar Tree) and Super One Foods.

Contributed by Bobby P.

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CSWalczak on April 27, 2011 at 12:55 pm

This webpage shows a picture of the site today and a copy of an newspaper article about a deadly accident involving the theater’s signage: View link.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 7, 2011 at 6:27 am

Open August 30, 1952-~1985? Can anyone verify the exact date


1952-1977 Thomas Theater Co., of Iron Mountain, Mich, Martin D. Thomas, President, they had 7 theaters in Michigan and Wisconsin.

1977-1985 Mescop, Inc., of Milwaukee, Fred Florence, Gen. Manager & Buyer, they had 25 theaters in Michigan & Wisconsin.

1957-1965 390 autos

1977 300 autos

More info and photos always welcome.

DarkZephyr on July 9, 2018 at 10:20 pm

I am 41 years old and my folks would take me and my brothers to that Drive-In when I was very very young. It definitely closed before 88 because by then we had relocated to Texas from the U.P. and it closed before we moved from MI in 86 so 85 sounds about right for its closure. I still remember watching a horror movie called “The Boogey Man” (released in 1980) there that my folks were incredibly disturbed by and we left early. I cried because I didn’t want to leave. lol I was only 3 but my memory of that is pretty crisp. My memory stretches much further back than most people’s that I know. To this day I remain quite the horror buff.

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