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Cascade Drive-In Theatre


Address: 5050 28th St SE
City: Cascade State: MI Zip: 49501 Phone:  
County: Kent
Notes: 3 Screens
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Open: 1969 (5-9-69) Closed: 1992 Capacity: 2500 Status: Closed  
Owner History: National Amusements / Redstone
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 1822
 
 

8/20/2007 - Howard Parks
Now a Target and Costco sit on the site where Cinema Drive In and Showcase Cinema stood.
2/7/2006 - Frank Ferguson
I worked there in 1975 repairing speakers while going to United Electronics Institute. I swear there were three screens then, not 1977.
9/11/2004 - Roger Nead
I worked here with Mike Babbs back in 1985. The third screen (Green, the original two were called Red & Blue) was added in the spring of 1977.
2/24/2004 - Mike Babb
My friend sent me a link to the site. I was the manager of the Cascade Drive-In when it closed in September 1987 for the last time, although it hadnt been decided it would be forever at that time. I worked there from 1984-87 plus time at the M-78 Drive-In in Lansing and indoor at Showcase Cinemas until it was closed in January 2003 (open November 1985). The Drive-In buildings were demolished in the early to mid-90s but I forget when. Showcase Cinemas was demolished slowly from January-summer 2003.

I think I have a pile of photos around of both theatres and the original blueprints for both theatres, Ill have to take a look. It might also be interesting to know I run an independent record label out of my house called Drive-In Records, 61 releases so far with bands from Australia, Singapore, England, Canada, Brazil, the US of course and other counrties. www. driveinrecords.

com Finally, I am still in the theatre biz as a projection and sound tech for Audio Imaging Specialists and get around to theatres all over the state, including the Cherry Bowl Drive-In which is probably the coolest one Ive seen.
1/6/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
The lot sits behind a Showcase Cinema and is loaded with foundations and driveways all over the place. One of the foundations still has the tile floor intact.
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE ARTICLE
CASCADE ARTICLE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1994 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1994 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1994 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1994 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1994 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1994 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1994 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1994 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1994 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1994 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1994 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1994 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1994 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1994 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
CASCADE 1995 COURTESY JERRICA LEE
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - LANES - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
LANES - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - FROM GRAND RAPIDS LIBRARY
FROM GRAND RAPIDS LIBRARY
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - FROM GRAND RAPIDS LIBRARY
FROM GRAND RAPIDS LIBRARY
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - FROM GRAND RAPIDS LIBRARY
FROM GRAND RAPIDS LIBRARY
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - FROM GRAND RAPIDS LIBRARY
FROM GRAND RAPIDS LIBRARY
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - FOUNDATIONS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
FOUNDATIONS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - DRIVEWAY - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
DRIVEWAY - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - RESTROOM FOUNDATION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
RESTROOM FOUNDATION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - FOUNDATION OF CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
FOUNDATION OF CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - LANES AND TICKET BOOTHS - PHOTO FROM JEFF RATERINK
LANES AND TICKET BOOTHS - PHOTO FROM JEFF RATERINK
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - OLD PIC OF LANES - PHOTO FROM JEFF RATERINK
OLD PIC OF LANES - PHOTO FROM JEFF RATERINK
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN - PHOTO FROM JEFF RATERINK
SCREEN - PHOTO FROM JEFF RATERINK
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN AND SPEAKER POLES - PHOTO FROM JEFF RATERINK
SCREEN AND SPEAKER POLES - PHOTO FROM JEFF RATERINK
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - REAR OF SCREEN - PHOTO FROM JEFF RATERINK
REAR OF SCREEN - PHOTO FROM JEFF RATERINK
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - SPEAKER POLE - PHOTO FROM JEFF RATERINK
SPEAKER POLE - PHOTO FROM JEFF RATERINK
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - LOT WITH POLES FROM JEFF RATERINK
LOT WITH POLES FROM JEFF RATERINK
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - FROM JEFF RATERINK
FROM JEFF RATERINK
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - FROM JEFF RATERINK
FROM JEFF RATERINK
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - FROM JEFF RATERINK
FROM JEFF RATERINK
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - FROM JEFF RATERINK
FROM JEFF RATERINK
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - FROM JEFF RATERINK
FROM JEFF RATERINK
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - FROM JEFF RATERINK
FROM JEFF RATERINK
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - FROM JEFF RATERINK
FROM JEFF RATERINK
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE PROJECTION 1969
CASCADE PROJECTION 1969
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE TICKET BOOTHS 1969
CASCADE TICKET BOOTHS 1969
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE PLAYGROUND 1969
CASCADE PLAYGROUND 1969
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - CASCADE MARQUEE 1969
CASCADE MARQUEE 1969
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - OLD AD FROM ROGER NEAD
OLD AD FROM ROGER NEAD
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - OLD AD FROM ROGER NEAD
OLD AD FROM ROGER NEAD
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - OLD AD FROM ROGER NEAD
OLD AD FROM ROGER NEAD
Cascade Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER

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