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7/5/2015 - Eastown Theatre - Detroit - Gayke
I saw Bloodrock, Joe Cocker's Grease Band and Bad Finger at this awesome historical Theatre in 1971.

It is a real shame that noone wanted to invest in this Historical Landmark to save this beautiful venue. It had the best acoustics and was architecturally beautiful and a cult classic. It hosted many classic movies and concerts in it's time. It was a diamond in the rough.

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7/1/2015 - Oak Drive-In Theatre - Royal Oak - Maddie Drouin
Grew up on Wakefield in Berkley.

My Grandparents had a jewelry store in the building where the Berkley Theater is. Friday nights,once a month,we would go to the Oak Drive In. In our pjs,played on the playground until the movie started. Brought our pillows and laid on top of Dads Ford Fairlane Station Wagon.

Great memories of that crazy refreshment stand hot dog dancing! Berkley was a great place to grow up..
7/1/2015 - Jefferson Beach - St. Clair Shores - Paula Quinn
Hello, Does anyone remember a Native American herbal store near the Jefferson Beach amusement park? I went there two times in the early 1950s when I was four or five.

The proprietor was a very tall Native American man. I can remember seeing the top of the roller coaster a block or two from the dirt parking lot of the store. If anyone recalls the name of the store, the street it was on, or even the owner's name, please kindly post the information. Thanks so much! Paula.

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6/27/2015 - Silver Theatre - Greenville - Dan
There is a recreation of the auditorium with original seats and fixtures at the Flat River Museum.
6/27/2015 - Flint Park - Flint - robert lewandowski
I worked at flint park when I was 14 years old and had to have working papers.

I started in the dart game. I lived one block from the park on Edwards ave. Guys I worked with Dan montpas, Mike montpas,pee wee raburn, bill shultis, lowel, Tom kent, Doug storrs. We all worked the consetions for a great boss Walter sala.

We were given passes on thur so we could ride all the rides. My first tiger game at tiger stadium was with Mr. Sala who also took the whole staff to cinema in Detroit I also made a musical debut on the park stage one Sunday with my polka band the quarter notes. I worked the high striker.

Fish pond with Dan montpas, and was bozo the clown in the dunk tank. I followed Doug storrs as stock boy and relief man till the park closed. 4th of July fire works at the park were the best around at the time. I was saddened to find that Sloan musium has nothing about the history of the park.

This was an original flint icon. The Jenny just quit playing music (merry go round) so it's time to close..
6/26/2015 - Millburg Fairgrounds - Millburg - Fred Luft
I was just doing ancestry research and found that William Bill Ory drove at Millburg during the 1950's.

He is my first cousin. Found a lot of info on his race driving days in The News-Palladium site in newspapers. com This lists a lot of other drivers also. If anyone knows anything about him please leave info here.

Thanks..
6/26/2015 - 5 Mile Drive-In Theatre - Dowagiac - Glenda Edwards
5-Mile Drive In is very much open and bring you the news releases. 269-782-7879.
6/26/2015 - Northern Michigan Dragway - Bear Lake - Brian Ledford
For Immediate Release Contact: Brian Ledford 231.

218. 2657 5th Annual Bowtie Challenge slated for Friday and Saturday 6/25/2015 Kaleva- All indications are pointing towards another fantastic weekend at Northern Michigan Dragway. Racers and crew alike are anxiously anticipating the 5th Annual Bowtie Challenge. NMD racers have only been able to complete one points event in the last 30 days due to rainy weather conditions.

The Bowtie Challenge features Chevy and Chevy-powered vehicles paired against other makes. A score is kept throughout the weekend for bragging rights. In last years event, it was the Bowtie faithful taking the victory in rounds-won, 149 to 131. Racers will be competing individually for over $20,000 in cash and prizes.

Over 1,000 fans are expected in attendance. Both the west pit side and east spectator side (reduced price) gates will be open for admission both nights. Racing starts Friday at 6 pm for Time trials with eliminations by 9 pm. Saturday time trials start at 4 pm and races at 7 pm.

For information on NMD, call (231)362-3439 or visit www. northernmichigandragway. com.
6/26/2015 - Park Theatre - Lincoln Park - Timothy Warren
In the late sixties and early seventies, when the theatre was on its last leg and struggling, the Park had live rock bands. The MC5 and the Frost performed on a regular basis. Tickets were inexpensive and the shows were well attended. The businesses and residents of the area wanted the shows stopped and the theatre closed back then as well.
6/21/2015 - East Detroit Theatre - Eastpointe - Robert Taylor
Tom Lasota, I remember you from Deerfield Elementary School (Mrs ONeil) I still have the 6th grad class. We moved to Kentucky about 1960 and have been back a few times but not since 1994. Hope all is well with you.
6/16/2015 - Lake Lansing Amusement Park - Lansing - Maureen Ryan (nee Lack)
I grew up in my Dad's and Uncle's store (Lack Brothers), which was right across the street from the Park when the Johnsons owned it.

I even worked the Skee Ball one summer. I loved the skating rink, which was attached to the arcade, and of course, all the pinball machines in the arcade. My Uncle Eddie used to drive the train around the park, and sometimes they would cater some of the picnics. I moved to Boston in 1966, but came back in 1984, so sad to see the Amusement Park was gone.

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6/16/2015 - Lake Lansing Amusement Park - Lansing - Jannet Moulder
Jim Johnson My dad Winfred May, My mom Fay May, And my brother Roger May worked for your mom and dad back in the 60s you had the most wonderful parents ever they treated all of us very well. My dad also worked for GM and I remember the picnics there with union local 652. I wish a lot of tines I could go back to then a relive it all over again. Absolutely Loved It.
6/12/2015 - Dearborn Drive-In Theatre - Dearborn - Jeff Howell
Yes Tony Hopkins, I remember floor hockey in the Wellever gym, In fact, I played against you many times I remember summer recreation in that gym was one of the summer highlights. The Drive In was always part of the background.
6/10/2015 - Jefferson Beach - St. Clair Shores - Pete Janak
Where was Olson's beach and St. Clair beach. As I recall they were between eight mile and nine mile, but very close to eight. Does anyone have any more definitive information about them? What happened to them?.
6/8/2015 - Ramona Park - Grand Rapids - Mary McNulty
Re: Roy and Josephine Murphy, my father, Tom Higgins, worked at Corduroy Rubber Company and our family lived next door to the Roy and Josephine Murphy during the years they lived on Giddings.

I have many happy memories of them and their children, who were about 15 years older than me. One of their sons, Jim, was my Godfather. They moved to the home on Manhattan, where they lived for the years after. Deb, the amusement park in this area was gone when I was a youngster in the 1950s.

It was an attraction in the 30s and 40s when my parents were living in the area but had been closed down near the end of the 40s I think. That's why you don't remember it on your visits to their place..
6/5/2015 - Motor City Speedway - Warren Township - Tom Porzondek
It was posted that Jack Goodwin died earlier this year and I just wanted to say what a really nice guy he was besides being one of the best that ever raced at Motor City Speedway. There are lots of great pictures posted on this site for anyone who has never visited this page before. Some of my other favorites from Motor City were Felix Brooks, Joy Fair, Johnny Wallace, George Cooper, Wayne Bennett (another very nice man), and so many more. Lots of fun memories.
6/5/2015 - Flint Motor Speedway - Flint - Randy Cronk
My mom used to sneak a peak through the fence and watch the races when she was a little girl at this track. Heard they helped the Catholic Church across the street get money for their building then helped shut the track down. Heard it from a reliable source and not mentioning any names but gave up his Catholic faith because of that.
6/5/2015 - Detroit Dragway - Brownstown Twp - Angela Marie Payne
Hello, My Grandfather is Larry Payne and I was wondering If you would mind If I copied the photo's you have of his dragster Gang Green? I'm not sure which house is in the photo's, if it's my Great Grandparents (his parents) home in Royal Oak, his first house when he married my Grandma Carol on Charleston ave in Detroit when my mom Donna was a baby, or Sterling Heights when my mom was a little girl.

My Grandma, Grandpa, and Mom have all passed on now so there are no sources to ask here. I was hoping that I could show my Aunt Dottie(my Grandfathers sister) and ask her if she knows which house. I would like to add them to my collection of family photo's if it would be okay with the owner. I would be very appreciative, I miss all of them very much and photo's can have a way of making loved ones feel closer.

Sincerely, Angela Marie Payne..
6/1/2015 - Dearborn Drive-In Theatre - Dearborn - Steve Burgoyne
Bud Thompson Passed in August 1999 just before his 79th Birthday in San Diego Ca area. He was a great guy and these stories I hear of him are a good testament of who he was. He had a great sense of humor he loved the people he worked with.
6/1/2015 - Motor City Speedway - Warren Township - Tom Porzondek
To Craig Williamson I remember your dad Bill Williamson driving the red car number XXX.

I do not know what year the car was but the body style was similar to the number 020 that Felix Brooks had prior to his car number 555. I went to Motor City from about 1954 until the speedway closed at the end of the 1958 season. My dad and a friend of his went there EVERY Monday night and on many Saturday nights during the summer my dad would take my mother, my brother, and myself. Going to the races was the best part of summer when I was a kid.

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6/1/2015 - Commerce Drive-In Theatre - Walled Lake - TOM BUCHANAN
Notice.

It's Not Too Late to Save the Commerce Drive In Sign ! Every endever to keep a part of history alive across America. started with an idea. Summer of 2015 is the start the project that may seem a little far fetched to those people in our township that do not realize the significance of this place, most likely because they're not familiar or connected with the experiance of being there. Before the bulldozers arrive in the name of progress we're ready to make the restoration and historical value of the Commerce Drive In Sign become a permanent and lasting memorial site that will not be forgotten.

Tom Buchanan 248-363-8300..
6/1/2015 - Civic Detroit Theatre - Detroit - Marie Missel Baron
My Uncle, Joe Miskinis, owned the Civic when I was very young.

My parents owned the Concession Stand. I used to pack bags of candy in our basement in Detroit to bring to the Civic to sell the next day. Then, my Dad and I would go to his Popcorn House in Dearborn, and make popcorn to sell at the Civic. Dad designed the popcorn machine.

I would turn the big cans of popcorn until they were full, pack them in Dad's van, and off to the Civic we would go. At other times, I would bring friends from the neighborhood to see a free movie on Saturday with me. Made me popular in the neighborhood, for sure. I loved the GRAND staircase and elegant restrooms.

You only see elaborate architecture like that now at the Fischer, etc. I was so blessed to experience this in my childhood, and I learned the value of hard work..
6/1/2015 - Oak Drive-In Theatre - Royal Oak - Marie
My Uncle Joe owned the Oak Drive In, and my parents owned the Concession Stand.

I made popcorn boxes by the time I could hold one, and fold one, about 5 years old. As I grew up and reached dating age, and I had to work at the Concession Stand, my date was allowed to pick me up after First Intermission. In high school, I was asked, Do your dates have to pay to get in?. No, they didn't but I was forever teased by the Projection Crew and the Policemen who walked the aisles.

They were great! Girls at Marian High in Birmingham would say, Your Dad owns the Pit? THE PIT!!! Is that what they called it! During a Disney movie, they would cram 2,500 cars in and people would share a speaker. Kids were in PJ's. It was a great time growing up. Today, my Mom is celebrating her 100th birthday.

One of the guys who worked for her and Dad in the Concession Stand is making an Oak Drive In sign to put up at her celebration!..
5/24/2015 - Clawson Theatre - Clawson - Kathleen K. Ferris
The Clawson Theatre is now owned by the couple who purchased and lovingly restored the Ambassador Roller Rink, which is next door.

Both the theatre and the roller rink were built in 1941. Mary Liz Curtin and her husband Stephen founded Leon & Lulu (formerly the Ambassador Roller Rink) in 2006. It has since become an award-winning retailer, which features high-end furnishings, clothing, gifts and more. It is also the site for more than 80 non-profit events each year.

The Clawson Theatre is currently being renovated, including with an exact replica of the 1941 marquee, which was installed May 21, 2015. The theatre will become, The Show, and will feature a cafe and more fabulous shopping. It's slated to open fall 2015.
5/21/2015 - Cub Theatre - Bear Lake - John McDowell
I was asked to help check out this location for a potential buyer (NOT the XXX operator) probably about 1972.

It's hard for me to believe that anyone could make it workable after what I saw. The screen end had been flooded, being right by the lake, and the floors were moldy and slippery. The projection booth was a wreck. I seen to remember that the equipment was rusty from all the humidity in the building.

I had seen enough. I told the man to forget it..
5/21/2015 - Tri-City Dragway - Saginaw - Aidan glazier
My grandpa Carl Healy raced out at tri city in a 1966 chevelle red.
5/19/2015 - Galaxy Drive-In Theatre - Mio - John McDowell
News reports (9&10News is one source) say that this location, now the Mio Flea Market, was destroyed by fire. One of the posts earlier in this section wondered about the Dai-Roy name. According to a commenter on the 9&10 website, a relative of the former owners, it comes from Daisy and Roy Whitney.
5/18/2015 - Edgewater Park - Detroit - jim goike
Twin pines dairy had company picnics there also Milky the clown was always there the rides were free for the day All the milk fruit drink and ice cream bars you could eat The early 60s were the years I went with my family My father Gene Goike owned a couple routes in ferndale. and pleasant ridge Very fond memories.
5/17/2015 - Edgewater Park - Detroit - Charmaine Jordan nee Dolney
I remember going to Edgewater Park when I was visiting my grandmother for the summer with my friend Nina.

We were in middle scholl and is was around 1964. We met 2 young men from Detroit who we took a liking to, and we would travel by bus visiting various sites. Richard Edge was my boyfrriend. My grandmother never knew that we were meeting these big city guys!! What fun we had!.

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5/14/2015 - Fairy Theatre - Detroit - Caroline Brown
The Admiral Theatre was located on Mack between Beniteau and St.

Jean. I saw Mighty Joe Young there. Kids could get in for a dime before 12. We usually got a quarter to go stay there four hours.

Could you include this in your long list of theatres please?..

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