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Lakes Drive-In Theatre


Address: 64 Gregory St
City: Lake Linden State: MI Zip: 49945 Phone:  
County: Houghton
Notes: AKA Silver Drive-In
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Open: 1957 (7-5-57) AD Closed: 1984 (9-7-84) AD  
Capacity: 350 (1960- 1965)
Owner History: Art & Gloria Hamel (1957-mid 80s)
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 12286
 
 

1/20/2017 - Rainell Edwards-Monarch
Capuchie was the monkey's name. Because he was a Capuchin monkey. Gloria and Art were my Aunt and Uncle. I spent summer vacations up there. Best summers ever.

1/20/2017 - Laura Perkola Rowe
First of all, the monkey's name was not Corky. They actually had a talking parrot who was named Corky. I'm not sure what the monkey's name was. I am a niece of the owner. Gloria Perkola Hamel was my dad's twin sister.

I remember the drive-in when I was about 4-6yrs old (1975-1977). I remember the little Ferris wheel and the concession stand. I would purposely order a sundae from my uncle art because he would load it with cherries and whipped cream!! I also remember my Uncle Art patrolling the lot with a flashlight. I remember being scarred for life from the movie Jaws and Carrie! ??.

I remember falling asleep on the way home and my dad carrying me in the house. I would do anything to go back to those days! ?.
1/16/2016 -
The monkey was Corky.
8/10/2011 - Dave Kalen
I was a projectionist at the theatre and remember Art and Gloria well. I remember one night in particular that the fog was so bad that I cut short the movie by changing over the reels as soon as I threaded it up. The projectors had a water cooled carbon arc light source and we had to watch to make sure that when the toilets were flushed it didn't get too hot. Gloria had a pet monkey. Can't remember the name of the Monkey.

Many a night spent there working and when I wasn't working, we would load up the various cars with adult beverages and friends and enjoy. I was also a projectionist at the PIC and the LODE. Sorry to say that they are also both closed.

9/30/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
This theatre was thought to be an empty lot, however it is far from empty. The remnants of the ticket booth, the concession stand and marquee still remain. Note the awesome tile work in the concession stand that spells out Lakes. This drive-in was located right in the middle of a residential area and was surrounded by houses. It must have been quite a site seeing all of the cars clogging the streets on movie nights in the summer!.

Lakes Drive-In Theatre - DAMAGE BY HIGH WINDS IN THE FALL OF 1966 FROM CARL KIILUNEN AND DAVE HARKONEN
DAMAGE BY HIGH WINDS IN THE FALL OF 1966 FROM CARL KIILUNEN AND DAVE HARKONEN
Lakes Drive-In Theatre - MARQUEE FOUNDATION
MARQUEE FOUNDATION
Lakes Drive-In Theatre - TICKET BOOTH
TICKET BOOTH
Lakes Drive-In Theatre - SIGN
SIGN
Lakes Drive-In Theatre - THE WRECKAGE OF THE SNACK BAR
THE WRECKAGE OF THE SNACK BAR
Lakes Drive-In Theatre - INSIDE CONCESSION
INSIDE CONCESSION
Lakes Drive-In Theatre - MORE INSIDE CONCESSION
MORE INSIDE CONCESSION
Lakes Drive-In Theatre - DRINKING FOUNTAIN
DRINKING FOUNTAIN
Lakes Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION AND PROJECTION
CONCESSION AND PROJECTION
Lakes Drive-In Theatre - THE JOHN
THE JOHN
Lakes Drive-In Theatre - MY FAVORITE PIC ON THIS ENTIRE SITE - NOTE THE BROKEN FILM REEL
MY FAVORITE PIC ON THIS ENTIRE SITE - NOTE THE BROKEN FILM REEL
Lakes Drive-In Theatre - THE LOT
THE LOT
Lakes Drive-In Theatre - NEWS ARTICLE FROM MICHIGAN DRIVE-INS
NEWS ARTICLE FROM MICHIGAN DRIVE-INS
Lakes Drive-In Theatre - LAKES UP SCREEN-DATE UNKNOWN
LAKES UP SCREEN-DATE UNKNOWN
Lakes Drive-In Theatre - LAKES UP SNACKBAR-DATE UNKNOWN
LAKES UP SNACKBAR-DATE UNKNOWN
Lakes Drive-In Theatre - LAKES UP PLAYGROUND-DATE UNKNOWN
LAKES UP PLAYGROUND-DATE UNKNOWN
Lakes Drive-In Theatre - LAKES UP MARQUEE-DATE UNKNOWN
LAKES UP MARQUEE-DATE UNKNOWN
Lakes Drive-In Theatre - OLD AD
OLD AD
Lakes Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL
AERIAL
Lakes Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER

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