Willow Drive-In

51300 Michigan Avenue,
Belleville, MI 48111

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Willow Drive-In

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The Willow Drive-In opened around the early 50s, and was one of three drive-in theaters in the area owned by Arthur and Roger Robinson (along with the Scio and the Ypsi-Ann). It could originally hold about 1000 cars (increased to 1050 in the 70s) and its single screen measured 118' by 50'.

Like the Robinson’s other drive-ins, the Willow was taken over by the General Cinemas Corporation in 1967. In 1978, Wayne Amusements acquired the Willow, but it was closed five years later.

Today, a trailer park occupies the former drive-in’s site.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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jwmovies on January 6, 2013 at 11:43 am

Are you sure there was a drive-in @ this location as early as the 50’s?

Looking at the historical aerials for ‘55, '63 & '64, there wasn’t a drive-in there…

Also the drive-in & the trailer park coexisted as t he park was next to the show.

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Drive-In 54 on January 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm

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