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Seaway Drive-In Theatre


Address: 8543 Marsh Rd
City: Algonac State: MI Zip: 48001 Phone:  
County: Saint Clair
Notes: Special thanks to Harry Mohney and Curt Peterson for info and pics.
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Open: 1958 (6-1-58*) Closed: 1986 Capacity: 600 (1958) - 700 Status: Graveyard  
Owner History: Clark Theater Service Corp.
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 10626
 
 

5/25/2014 - Kerry Sutton
On June 14th we have an event planned called the Seaway Drive-In Experience. It's a drag racing theme movie night at the original Seaway Drive-in property in Algonac. The movie showing will be The Snake & Mongoose and we will also be showing 15 minutes of unseen footage of Motorcity Dragway from 1972 on the big screen. This footage includes cars like Corkys The Janitor, Gregs Toy, Little Hustler, The Mongoose (from Mt Clemens I think) Greg Liedecker and a lot of local guys that were at the track all the time. There will also be classic cars and drag cars on display.

For info email seawaydrivein@gmail. com.
1/13/2008 - Jamie Russell
This building is no longer graveyard status. A local church (I believe Algonac Baptist) has bought the building and is currently using it for their events.
3/7/2005 - J Surg
The consession stand was demolished in February 2005, there is nothing left.
1/10/2004 - Box Office Magazine
May 1958 - John Himmelein has been appointed booker for the new Seaway Drive-In, being opened by Robert L. Vickery at Algonac.
1/6/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
The snack bar/projection booth remains. The lot is OWNED by a local church that uses the property for picnics and other activities, but no actual church has been built on the site (yet). This location was apparently showing X rated movies at the end of its run. Large, hi-intensity lamps were aimed at the street to inhibit people from seeing the screen while the movie was showing.

1/6/2003 - Drive-Ins.com
Closed permanantly 1986. One night when they were open, my date and I had the only car there, and they STILL ran the movie. James Allor.
Seaway Drive-In Theatre - VINTAGE SHOT FROM HARRY MOHNEY AND CURT PETERSON
VINTAGE SHOT FROM HARRY MOHNEY AND CURT PETERSON
Seaway Drive-In Theatre - VINTAGE SHOT FROM HARRY MOHNEY AND CURT PETERSON
VINTAGE SHOT FROM HARRY MOHNEY AND CURT PETERSON
Seaway Drive-In Theatre - WINTER SHOT
WINTER SHOT
Seaway Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION AND PROJECTION FROM REAR - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
CONCESSION AND PROJECTION FROM REAR - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Seaway Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION FROM SIDE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
CONCESSION FROM SIDE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Seaway Drive-In Theatre - SNACK BAR INSIDE - PHOTO FROM CINEMA TOUR
SNACK BAR INSIDE - PHOTO FROM CINEMA TOUR
Seaway Drive-In Theatre - INSIDE OF CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM CINEMA TOUR
INSIDE OF CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM CINEMA TOUR
Seaway Drive-In Theatre - PROJECTION BOOTH - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
PROJECTION BOOTH - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Seaway Drive-In Theatre - RESTROOMS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
RESTROOMS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Seaway Drive-In Theatre - ENTRANCE LIGHTS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
ENTRANCE LIGHTS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Seaway Drive-In Theatre - SEAWAY DRIVE-IN EXPERIENCE SUMMER 2014
SEAWAY DRIVE-IN EXPERIENCE SUMMER 2014
Seaway Drive-In Theatre - SEAWAY DRIVE-IN EXPERIENCE SUMMER 2014
SEAWAY DRIVE-IN EXPERIENCE SUMMER 2014
Seaway Drive-In Theatre - OLD PHOTO
OLD PHOTO
Seaway Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL PHOTO - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
AERIAL PHOTO - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
Seaway Drive-In Theatre - OLD AERIAL
OLD AERIAL
Seaway Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL
AERIAL
Seaway Drive-In Theatre - BIRDS EYE
BIRDS EYE

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