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Northside Drive-In Theatre


Address: N. US-27 at Stoll Rd
City: Lansing State: MI Zip: 48906 Phone:  
County: Clinton
Notes: Special thanks to Harry Mohney and Curt Peterson for info and pics.
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Open: 1952 (8-29-52) AD Closed: 1988 (8-18-88)  
Capacity: 400 (1956) 800 (1977)
Owner History: Leon Robbe (1956) Ashmun Theatres/Mark & Orlando Spagnuolo (1968) Harry Mohney/Mid States/VIP Theatres(1977)
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 11236
 
 

12/8/2013 - Kurk Prater
Before going into thew Air Force in 1973, I worked at this drive-in and remember fondly (?) walking down every row during the day listening to music from the speakers and tearing apart and fixing the speakers that didnt work. I also remember mowing the fron grass when it was over 3 feet high, the mower dyieing with every pucsh, LOL at night, we would sit in a car in the very back and catch people sneaking in from the fields and also catching people getting out of trucks trying to get in free.
10/16/2003 - MichiganDriveIns.com
The yet to be discovered Canadian rock trio RUSH, along with several other bands, played at the ill-fated noon to midnight Northside Concert on May 18th, 1974. The bands played on a stage constructed in front of the screen at the Northside Drive-In Theater. According to the Lansing State Journal newspaper article, attendance was sparse, but drug overdoses were aplenty. In typical State Journal fashion, the article did not mention any of the bands, or their music sets at the concert. Read the entire article below.

10/14/2003 - MichiganDriveIns.com
The original screen reportedly burned down due to a fireworks accident sometime in the 70s, and was quickly replaced. Two more screens were added in the 80s, making the Northside a triple. The theater was neglected towards the end and had become quite a party spot, causing local police to visit often. (Outdoor Moovies 9-99).
1/6/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
No structures remain, driveways and some foundations are still visible.
Northside Drive-In Theatre - FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
Northside Drive-In Theatre - OLD AERIAL FROM CARL EASLICK
OLD AERIAL FROM CARL EASLICK
Northside Drive-In Theatre - OLD AERIAL FROM CARL EASLICK
OLD AERIAL FROM CARL EASLICK
Northside Drive-In Theatre - OLD AERIAL FROM CARL EASLICK
OLD AERIAL FROM CARL EASLICK
Northside Drive-In Theatre - OLD AERIAL FROM CARL EASLICK
OLD AERIAL FROM CARL EASLICK
Northside Drive-In Theatre - OLD AERIAL FROM CARL EASLICK
OLD AERIAL FROM CARL EASLICK
Northside Drive-In Theatre - OLD AERIAL FROM CARL EASLICK
OLD AERIAL FROM CARL EASLICK
Northside Drive-In Theatre - OLD AERIAL FROM CARL EASLICK
OLD AERIAL FROM CARL EASLICK
Northside Drive-In Theatre - RARE SHOT FROM HARRY MOHNEY AND CURT PETERSON
RARE SHOT FROM HARRY MOHNEY AND CURT PETERSON
Northside Drive-In Theatre - WINTER SHOT FROM HARRY MOHNEY AND CURT PETERSON
WINTER SHOT FROM HARRY MOHNEY AND CURT PETERSON
Northside Drive-In Theatre - RARE SHOT FROM HARRY MOHNEY AND CURT PETERSON
RARE SHOT FROM HARRY MOHNEY AND CURT PETERSON
Northside Drive-In Theatre - RARE SHOT OF ORIGINAL SCREEN FROM HARRY MOHNEY AND CURT PETERSON
RARE SHOT OF ORIGINAL SCREEN FROM HARRY MOHNEY AND CURT PETERSON
Northside Drive-In Theatre - DRIVEWAY NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
DRIVEWAY NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Northside Drive-In Theatre - DRIVEWAYS NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
DRIVEWAYS NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Northside Drive-In Theatre - NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Northside Drive-In Theatre - LANES AND SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
LANES AND SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
Northside Drive-In Theatre - OLD FIELD - PHOTO FROM RG
OLD FIELD - PHOTO FROM RG
Northside Drive-In Theatre - PROJECTION-CONCESSION FROM DARRYL BURGESS
PROJECTION-CONCESSION FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Northside Drive-In Theatre - PROJECTION FROM DARRYL BURGESS
PROJECTION FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Northside Drive-In Theatre - REFRESHMENTS FROM DARRYL BURGESS
REFRESHMENTS FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Northside Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN WITH POLES FROM DARRYL BURGESS
SCREEN WITH POLES FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Northside Drive-In Theatre - TICKET LANES FROM DARRYL BURGESS
TICKET LANES FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Northside Drive-In Theatre - SPEAKERS FROM DARRYL BURGESS
SPEAKERS FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Northside Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN FROM DARRYL BURGESS
SCREEN FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Northside Drive-In Theatre - NEWS AD
NEWS AD
Northside Drive-In Theatre - AD - PHOTO FROM RG
AD - PHOTO FROM RG
Northside Drive-In Theatre - ARTICLE 8-30-83
ARTICLE 8-30-83
Northside Drive-In Theatre - ARTICLE
ARTICLE
Northside Drive-In Theatre - ARTICLE
ARTICLE
Northside Drive-In Theatre - ANOTHER AD
ANOTHER AD
Northside Drive-In Theatre - OLD AD FROM CURT PETERSON
OLD AD FROM CURT PETERSON
Northside Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL
AERIAL
Northside Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER

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