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Sturgis Drive-In Theatre


Address: 28814 E. Chicago Rd (US-12)
City: Sturgis State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: St. Joseph
Notes:
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Open: 1952 (7-24-52) Closed: 1983  
Capacity: 280
Owner History: Andrew Jensen - Melvin Sheilds - Russell Chipman - Waxman Circuit
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 7180
 
 

2/2/2004 - Sturgis Journal
NEW THEATRE HERE READY FOR OPENING - The new Sturgis Drive-In Theatre will open Thursday (7-24-52). Located 1 1/4 miles east of Sturgis on US-112, it was built by Andrew Jensen and son, Harvey, who will operate it. Another son, Sgt. Richard Jensen, recently dicharged from the Air Force, has returned from spending three years in the service and expects to aid his father and brother. Newest equipment, such as in-car speakers, has been installed, also post lights to enable patrons to see their way around as the movie is being shown.

Snack bar and rest rooms are located in the projection building in the center of the grounds. The movie lot includes 12 acres and some 300 cars may be parked in the area. The screen tower is 55 feet high.

1/6/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
Nothing remains.
Sturgis Drive-In Theatre - EARLY SHOT OF STURGIS SCREEN TOWER
EARLY SHOT OF STURGIS SCREEN TOWER
Sturgis Drive-In Theatre -  STURGIS DRIVE-IN JULY 24 1952
STURGIS DRIVE-IN JULY 24 1952
Sturgis Drive-In Theatre - GRAND OPENING AD
GRAND OPENING AD
Sturgis Drive-In Theatre - NOW AN EMPTY LOT - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
NOW AN EMPTY LOT - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Sturgis Drive-In Theatre - THE LOT NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
THE LOT NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Sturgis Drive-In Theatre - DRIVEWAY
DRIVEWAY
Sturgis Drive-In Theatre - WELL
WELL
Sturgis Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
Sturgis Drive-In Theatre - OLD AD
OLD AD

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