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Lakeshore Drive-In Theatre


Address: 5737 Lakeshore Rd
City: Fort Gratiot State: MI Zip: 48060 Phone:  
County: Saint Clair
Notes: AKA Bluewater Drive-In
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Open: 1948 (5-25-48) Closed: 1986 Capacity: 600 Status: Demolished  
Owner History: H. J. Ochs, Triangle DriveIn Co.
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 5604
 
 

1/6/2008 - R.M. Glowczewski
Approximately 50% of the empty lot of the former Lakeshore Drive In was purchased in 2005. That section was cleared of 19 years of plant growth, and another Blue Water area old-age assisted-living nursing home was built on it. It is called Regency on the Lake and it occupys the south section of the lot. The north section of the lot is still empty and covered with plant life, while the lot to the north of that which once held the ice cream parlor and putt-putt golf course previously spoken of was torn down in 2006 to some day house condos. The grocery store building to the north of that is still there, totally abandoned with smashed windows and complete with 9-11 = hoax infowars.

com graffiti on the front that has been attacking the M-25 route from Port Huron to Lexington these past few months. Boy, I''d like to know who''s been doing that.
6/12/2006 - Chris Harder
In the 60s, my parents owned the grocery store just to the north of the drive in, on the other side of the Putt Putt. It was a great place to grow up, there was the store, the Putt Putt, occassionally the restaurant was open, the golf course, the drive in and a gas station. There was also Mil & Mels gift shop a little further south. I remember watching The Planet of the Apes, True Grit, Kellys Heroes.

Elvis and The Trouble With Girls, and, of course, the 4th of July fireworks, every year.

not the biggest show, but, always fun! Pretty neat finding your site!.
11/9/2005 - R.M. Glowczewski
This place finally sold in March of 2005, and the lot is currently being cleared by bulldozers. Unknown what is going in.
4/24/2005 - Mike Reisner
The entry about the drive in being the now defunct putt-putt golf is incorrect. The golf course/driving range and putt-putt are to the north of the drive in location, and they predate the closing of the drive in.
4/15/2005 - Joseph Barron
It was torn down on June 4, 1987. The lot has stood vacant and for sale until the end of March, 2005 when it was finally sold. It was a typical askewly perverted Drive-in, while other theaters were showing Rocky and Saturday Night Fever, this one showed Disney movies for the kiddies and classic pornography films abruptly after such as Naughty School Girls for their fathers who had custody of the now sleeping children for that weekend. Oh, the wonders of American Society.

9/11/2004 - Unknown
According to Port Huron library newspaper microfilm, the Lakeshore was still there in October, 1986, showing movies on weekends only. As of July, 1987, it was gone.
10/1/2003 - Ron Glowczewski
They tore this place down in 86 to build a mini-mall. im still waiting for it.
Lakeshore Drive-In Theatre - OLD PHOTO
OLD PHOTO
Lakeshore Drive-In Theatre - LOT WITH DRIVEWAY - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
LOT WITH DRIVEWAY - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Lakeshore Drive-In Theatre - ENTRANCE NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
ENTRANCE NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Lakeshore Drive-In Theatre - DRIVEWAY - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
DRIVEWAY - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Lakeshore Drive-In Theatre - FOUNDATION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
FOUNDATION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Lakeshore Drive-In Theatre - REMNANTS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
REMNANTS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Lakeshore Drive-In Theatre - RAMPS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
RAMPS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Lakeshore Drive-In Theatre - HISTORIC AERIAL
HISTORIC AERIAL
Lakeshore Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
Lakeshore Drive-In Theatre - 1961 AERIAL WITH PUTT PUTT NEXT DOOR
1961 AERIAL WITH PUTT PUTT NEXT DOOR
Lakeshore Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL
AERIAL

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