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Auto Theatre


Address: E Highway 12 & Cady Rd
City: Battle Creek State: MI Zip: 49017 Phone:  
County: Calhoun
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Open: 1948 (6-22-48) Closed: N/A Capacity: 900 Status: Closed  
Owner History: Butterfield Theatres
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 1045
 
 

7/24/2011 - Wm. J. Libbrecht
I can remember spending many a summer evening at the Auto Theater. It was about half way between Battle Creek and Marshall, where I and my siblings grew up in the 60s and 70s. We would pile into the station wagon with the fake wood panels on the sides in our pjs, take some pillows and blankets, and get there early. There was a little playground right under the screen to amuse us while the sun was still up and we always took advantage of it. In later years I was able to attend a few shows as an adult, I remember seeing the first Star Trek movie there.

So sad this and all the other drive in's are gone now, I will always remember the Auto Theater fondly.
6/16/2005 - Joel
This theatre is now a church and open lot. There is nothing left from the old times.
1/6/2003 - MichiganDriveIns.com
Gone, site is now a church.
Auto Theatre - GREAT PIC OF AUTO THEATRE - PHOTO FROM RG
GREAT PIC OF AUTO THEATRE - PHOTO FROM RG
Auto Theatre - MARQUEE - PHOTO FROM RG
MARQUEE - PHOTO FROM RG
Auto Theatre - PROJECTION AND SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
PROJECTION AND SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
Auto Theatre - SNACK BAR 1948
SNACK BAR 1948
Auto Theatre - THEATRE ENTRANCE 1948
THEATRE ENTRANCE 1948
Auto Theatre - TICKET BOOTH 1948
TICKET BOOTH 1948
Auto Theatre - PROJECTION 1948
PROJECTION 1948
Auto Theatre - SNACK BAR& LOT 1948
SNACK BAR& LOT 1948
Auto Theatre - FRONT OF SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
FRONT OF SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
Auto Theatre - DOWNED SIGN - PHOTO FROM RG
DOWNED SIGN - PHOTO FROM RG
Auto Theatre - OLD PIC OF SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
OLD PIC OF SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
Auto Theatre - NOW
NOW
Auto Theatre - REMNANTS OF SIGN
REMNANTS OF SIGN
Auto Theatre - CHURCH
CHURCH
Auto Theatre - AERIAL PHOTO - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
AERIAL PHOTO - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER

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