New US 23 Drive-In

5200 Fenton Road,
Flint, MI 48507

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The U.S. 23 Twin Drive-In has been open every summer since 1950, when initially it was a single screen with a car capacity for 1,250 on its 25 acre site. The screen tower had a 5-room apartment for the manager, and in front of the screen tower was a childrens' playground with swings, slides, a merry-go-round and a water tank motor boat ride. The U.S. 23 Drive-In was designed & built by Frank Boomer, and was owned and operated by Louis Warrington and Lee Stallard.

It is now the only drive-in in Mundy Township, a rarity in a country with only 800 remaining drive-ins.

In 2009, a third screen was added.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

Recent comments (view all 23 comments)

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on September 20, 2009 at 8:48 pm

To update info, the US 23 Drive-in Theatre has three screens now.

lexmarks567
lexmarks567 on October 20, 2009 at 2:46 am

the 3rd screen is made up of shipping containers stacked ontop of each other. pictures here View link

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on January 1, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Become a US 23 Drive-in Facebook friend. Their Facebook page is at View link

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 20, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Cool looking marquee ken mc.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 20, 2010 at 7:29 pm

1956, it was co-owned by Stallard and Warrington.

TenPoundHammer
TenPoundHammer on May 11, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Description’s inaccurate now. This was always the only DI in Mundy Township. For a long time, Flint did have two DI’s (the Miracle Twin being the other) but it wasn’t even close nearby. 23 is now the only one left.

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on July 11, 2011 at 9:29 am

Cinema Treasures has uploaded a TV commercial for this drive in. http://cinematreasures.org/video/us-23-drive-in-theater

Robert Allen
Robert Allen on April 25, 2013 at 3:08 pm

The caption says “…with only 800 remaining drive-ins…”. That may be down from 5,000 several decades ago but is up from 500 just a few years ago.

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