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12/6/2018 - Auto World - Flint - Roy J. Criss
It was my opportunity to have been employed as AutoWorld Construction Manager, heading up the theme park construction. This role took me 21 times to the Los Angeles area as I coordinated the project professionals. I take my hat off to the entire project team of public and private individuals and organizations, who attempted to create an exciting attraction, especially at a time when local unemployment was around 21%. Lots of great memories.
12/6/2018 - Warren Theatre - Detroit - Rick Andrews
Spent many Saturdays watching Godzilla and Gamra and all the other Japaneese monster movies.

Lived on the corner of Memorial&Diversey. The Warren Show and the Parkland Bowl were a couple of great places to have fun back then. There were so many kids living on Memorial&Clayburn and in that neighborhood. Remember Wayside Hamburgers on the corner of Clayburn&Warren Ave? Then it became a barber shop.

Will never forget all the business's on Warren, walked past them everyday. RICK ANDREWS..
11/19/2018 - Cinema 2 Drive-In Theatre - Manistique - Edie Erickson
The US-2/Cinema 2 Drive-in was recently taken off the market in the hopes that a fundraising effort can save it from being destroyed.

It is being run as a community-run/owned drive-in, and is organized and managed by the non-profit UP Film Union. All movies are second-run and are free to the public thanks to nightly sponsors from the community. More information can be found on the Upper Peninsula Film Union facebook page. It is now being called the Highway 2 Drive-In.

11/19/2018 - Maxine Theatre - Croswell - Bret Steven Whitmore
Croswell's zip code is 48422.

I lived in town from my infancy until the folks moved to a new-built home on land my grandparent's gave them south of Lexington. I saw my first-ever movie in a theater there, Mary Poppins, when it was then in 'first run' theaters. That had to be very shortly before the place closed. I also recall the folks taking me for one or two more movies, mostly WW II flicks with themes considered a little too grown-up for a 4-year-old, and when somebody'd get killed or whatever, my Dad who sat on one side of me and my mother on the other, would both cover my eyes, thinking that kept me from seeing.

I spent a whole lot of those movies enduring that 'parental censorship'. But war flicks of every kind remain my favorite to this very day. That's probably what also led to a career in the military from '81-'96. Fond memories of that place, but I recall being really disappointed when it became an auto parts store, because that meant I'd no longer be able to get popcorn there!.

11/4/2018 - Northland Drive-In Theatre - Petoskey - AndreP
I saw many films here in the early 80s. I'll never forget Star Trek II. The outer space scenes against the back drop of the clear night sky were amazing: like the boarder between the film and the sky didn't exist. I was so sad when it closed.
11/4/2018 - White Eagle Theatre - Flint - Jackie Wrinkles
Is a Bar across from the Buick complex I worked at for 41 years not a theatre.
11/4/2018 - Greenwood Theatre - Detroit - Ed McMurray
The Greenwood theater was torn down to make way for the Xway downtown.

I believe it was 1950 or so. As a teen and young man I rode I-94 past the schoolyard of Tilden School. I was a young man in the 60's when Tilden was torn down. I remember going downtown and walking up Kirby to the school just before it was torn down.

I lived in a six apartment building at 5244 Third, near the Murray Hall Hotel. I have a picture of Tilden if the administrator will post it. I got it from Wayne States photo library.
10/24/2018 - Motor City Speedway - Warren Township - Keith Keller
My Fathers Uncle, Clifton Burns, use to race at Motor City Speedway and after rolling his race car in 1939, he was taken to the new Saratoga Hospital, where he passed away due to injuries from the crash. He has the distinction of being the first person to die at that hospital.
10/14/2018 - Flat Roc Theatre - Flat Rock - Kristi Barnett
Flat Roc Theatre is now home to several business's. The main business being Adkins Insurance Agency. (Since 2011) I can provide updated pictures of the building showing the marquee still being in use and the updates that have been made. Please let me know if you would like the updated pictures and information.
10/14/2018 - Sunset Speedway - Port Huron - Fred Pickard
Bernie had a friend that had a 3/4 Midget with a Crosley engine in it, was Willie Arnold. I spent many of Sundays at Sunset and Jeddo race tracks.
10/14/2018 - Southgate 4 - Southgate - MCHOGFOZZIE
The entry stating the Southgate Theater was where the Old Saturn Dealership is incorrect.

The Saturn Dealership was originally Walt Hickey Ford before it was sold and became Southgate Ford across the street. The easternmost fenceline of the dealership is still there. The front of the Theater would have beioen where the Meijer roadway directly behind Meijer Gas Statation. the back building line would be inline with the walkway to the Fountain Park Apts near the old Tennis Courts.

The western Theater wall would have been inline with the western edge of the M Gas Station the eastern most wall of the Theater would have been in line with the Flagstar(?) Bank's western property line. The area between the Apartments complex fenceline and the Meijer Parking lot was an open ditch from the walkway to Leroy St..
10/14/2018 - Pleasure Island Water Park - Norton Shores - Sara
I went there a ton when I was a kid! I remember the slide you had to carry your sled to the top.

Then the giant roller ball slide down until you skipped across the water like a well thrown stone. There was a zip line and all kinds of stuff. It is a great childhood memory. It closed in '97 and it is a housing complex called Windflower now.

10/14/2018 - Oak Drive-In Theatre - Royal Oak - Gail Riddle nee Seeley
My name is Gail Riddle.

My father Lorne Burton Seeley and grandfather Albert P. Smith worked at the Oak Drive in. My uncle Alden Smith Owned the Oak Drive in. Ruthann Briggs sold popcorn and candy at the concession stand, I also did frequently.

They always had fireworks on the fourth of July. They had cartoons before the movie. Boys used to date me just because we could get in free.
10/14/2018 - Petoskey Motor Speedway - Petoskey - David Hinz
I organize the Harbor Springs Car show and have been trying to find pictures of the Petoskey Motor Speedway that I can copy.

I would like to dedicate next years show to the Speedway. If I can get a some good pictures I would have a large backdrop made so that we could create a diorama of the track. Please contact me if you have any information. Thanks for your help.

My shop number is 231-242-0497..
10/14/2018 - Creston Theatre - Grand Rapids - Bill Barrett
The Creston was opened at least through early 1968.

That is when I saw The Vulture there. Saturday matinees for kids included a two full-length films, cartoons, and prizes. All for sixty cents. I still remember my shoes sticking to the theater floor.

In the late 80's the space used for a punk dance club..
9/19/2018 - Pleasure Island Water Park - Norton Shores - Jason Pearcy
Trying to find out some info about Pleasure Island.

I went to PI as a kid and my wife grew up in the area as well. She seems to think PI was named Splash at some point which I do not think that was the case. Was there another in the area named Splash. I found one that used to exist in Grand Rapids but just checking.

9/4/2018 - Troy Drive-In Theatre - Troy - Jeff
My family lived in Troy when I was a boy in the early 60s.

Our house was on Austin St. right across the highway, I could see the movie from my bed. In those days Austin St. was homes with big lots, we had about 2 acres.

A lot of families on that street had small farms in the back of their houses. We had an Allis Chalmers tractor and a Model A ford in the back yard next to the barn. I remember going to the drive-in in my pajamas and wake up in my bed the next day. Every 4 of July they would have fireworks.

9/4/2018 - Vista Drive-In Theatre - Walker - Clark Callear
I worked at the concession from 1970 to 1972 (from 15 years old to 17).

I started out in soft drinks (Coke, Sprite, or Orange. no diet drinks then). Then I moved up to Popcorn. And finally I was the Cashier.

A perk, as an employee, was free admission to the movies. for my friends and me! Some nights we would drive in with several cars full of teenagers. My friends at the ticket booth just waved us through. what fun!.

8/27/2018 - Capital City Speedway - Lansing - David Beck
WOW! This site sure brings back memories.

I grew up on this track. My dad, Don Beck, used to drive there and had a tire groover that he used to groove tires for the drivers. My mom, Helen used to drive powderpuff races until she won too often and they let her and another woman race with the men. The other woman, ( Jerry something) went over the banking on turn 3 and 4 and landed upsidedown in that big mudhole by the pits.

Boy I miss those days..
8/24/2018 - Imlay City Speedway - Imlay City - Ronald Bolek
Hi, I was the son of the former owner of imlay city speedway.

I was looking for any information. My fathers name was Larry McCloskey. he passed away in 2016. Thank you.

8/12/2018 - Avalon Theatre - Detroit - Fred
I lived a couple blocks away.

Every weekend all the kids would line up to see whatever was playing. Usually several cartoons, a newsreel, previews and 2 action thriller movies. Admission was 12 cents on Sat and 20 cents on Sun. This was about 1950.

The Avalon Restaurant was next door. My classmate's parents owned it and one day I was invited inside to eat in the back where the staff worked. Very exciting for a little kid.
8/12/2018 - Devil's Lake Amusement Park - Manitou Beach - Elwood Van Loon
My name is Elwood/Reno and I played at the pavilion in Devils Lake with a band called the Cimbalas. Would love to hear from any of the guys. Stan House, Tom Armstrong, Lenny Liberato, Dick Macon.
8/12/2018 - Thunder Road Raceway - Cass City - Jim Ferguson
I spent many Saturday nights there in the late 70's.

My dads friends owned the track at the time, Dave Duncun and his wife I believe. We would stay with the Philpot family who lived near there. Always a good time. I recall a Superbird sitting near an old barn there, I doubt its still there.

7/29/2018 - Forum 30 - Sterling Heights - Cameron Kanachki
The proposed shutdown of one wing of the theater has not come to fruition. The theater will remain a 30-screen theater.
7/29/2018 - Adrian Cinema 10 - Adrian - Cameron Kanachki
Along with the MJR locations in Sterling Heights & Westland, the MJR in Adrian is being renovated. They are putting in new carpeting & recliners in each of the theaters. This is expected to be completed in the fall.
7/29/2018 - MJR Marketplace Cinema 20 - Sterling Heights - Cameron Kanachki
Along with the MJR locations in Westland & Adrian, the MJR Marketplace in Sterling Heights is being renovated. They are putting in new carpeting & recliners in each of the theaters. This is expected to be completed in the fall.
7/18/2018 - West Branch Speedway - West Branch - John Gaulin
Back in 1969 when I got home from South East Asia I took a trailer load of old tires to the track for Rick.

It was right after the track was paved, also #16 had a 427 ci in engine installed, Rick was the first car and driver on the newly paved track. The reason I remember this so well was he let me take #16 for a few laps on the track. A day I will never forget. Thank you Rick Zettel.

7/18/2018 - M-37 Dragway - Brohman - Ron Wood
I raced at M-37,and still have my trophies.

I ran G/MP with a 65 Chevy ,and the nest year a 63 Nova in C/Gas class. Just found some pictures if you'd be interested in posting them. I can make copies, just need to know whom, and where to send them. I remember the grudge races that you could race anyone for bragging rights.

7/6/2018 - Lapeer Dragway - Lapeer - Milo Janus
As some of my stuff reached the 120+mph Mark, there was a notable dip in the track near finish line. Wonderful to see it being renovated and especially replaced. I believe I worked with the new owner at KUKA in Fenton. He's a good, straight up guy who I wish nothing but the best.

As soon as my car is running, I plan on making it's maiden run at Lapeer!! Good luck Vill..
7/6/2018 - Lapeer Dragway - Lapeer - Randy Cronk
Jennings bought the track from its founder, Ed Vakula, in April and closed it the following month to begin massive renovations to the property — including ripping up the half-century old asphalt drag strip and replacing it with six inches of polished concrete the full length of the quarter-mile track.

He said he’s sinking $260,000 just in the track itself and plans on spending $2 million in improvements to the 60-acre site. Jennings has big dreams for the facility. He’s already purchased an additional 83 acres to the south and has his eyes on more. Along with repaving the track, he’s in the process of upgrading the electrical service, repairing the bleachers and fixing the restrooms and concession stand.

Jennings plans to replace all of the asphalt on the property, which is just south of Vernor Road. But, he added, he also envisions the property as a motorsports park with a BMX track, a campground as well as a restaurant and possibility other racing opportunities such as mudbogging..

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