Oak Drive-In

2916 Normandy Road,
Royal Oak, MI 48073

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DavidZornig on May 19, 2018 at 7:15 pm

Undated aerial photo added credit 13 & Woodward facebook page.

DavidZornig on October 30, 2017 at 4:22 pm

Late `50s photo added. Oak Drive-In Theater sign above the Big Boy roof line.

rivest266 on November 7, 2015 at 7:40 am

October 19th, 1949 grand opening ad in photo section.

dallasmovietheaters on August 26, 2015 at 9:04 am

Opened October 18, 1949 with ‚ÄúTake Me Out to the Ballgame. The ozoner was by Joseph Miskinis and Alden Smith. The theater drew so many to its 1,000 plus lot that a Manley Stadium Popcorn popper was purchased and the corn popped in the afternoon to better handle hungry patrons. Because it was two blocks from busy Woodward Avenue, two attraction signs were constructed. The first was in front of the theater on Normandy Road and the other on Woodward announcing features with a permanent sign indicating that the drive-in was two short blocks away. One of many drive-in theatres advertising the “World’s Largest Screen” and at 35,000 square feet, it was no slouch.

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Drive-In 54 on November 29, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Here is the current linkto the Oak at Winterwonderland.