HomeDrive-In TheatersWalake Drive-In Theatre - Walled Lake, MI

Walake Drive-In Theatre - Walled Lake MI 

Address: 2150 East W. Maple Rd
City: Walled Lake
State: MI
Zip: 48390
County: Oakland
Open: 1956 (7-20-56)
Closed: 1986
Capacity: 106
Owner History: Wisper-Wetsman
Number of visits to this page: 9014
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General Information:

I attended this theater a few times before it closed in 1986. Like an idiot I failed to take photos of it then. By the time it occurred to me to do so, it was an empty lot. Fortunately we did dig up one photo of the marquee which is below.

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Info Updates:
6/27/2018 - Mary E. Eastland
i grew up in Wixom, MI in the 50's, 60's and 70's. When i was very little there was a drive in theater on Wixom Road where the Baptist Church is now, across from the old cemetery. the Baptist church purchased the drive in property and held it for years before they built the building that is now there ad the parsonage. They may have some information that can lead you to photos and the owner's name. I believe it was owned by the same owner of the drive in located in Waled lake, MI. Let me know if you ind any photos. Thanks.
8/9/2008 - Unknown
My whole family worked at the Walake Drive-In: Myself, my husband, my father,
my In-Laws, my children, my brother. I have some pictures of my children in the projection booth, but nothing else. It was a happy time for all of us. We were terribly sad to see it go. Note from Webmaster - Please send any pics you may have, we need new drive-in content!!!!
11/2/2006 - Ron Gross/Michigandriveins.com
Wanted: photo of the Walake marquee and/or screen tower. Someone in the Walled Lake area has to have photos of this joint! Can any former employees or managers help us preserve the history of the Walake Drive-In? Any photos would be acceptable, regardless of condition.
10/16/2003 - MichiganDriveIns.com
The marquee for the Walake Drive-In in Walled Lake stood for several years after the theater was torn down. I remember my school bus going past it every morning (1984-1985) and one morning, we were all shocked to see the marquee was lit up! It never happened again, though, and soon after it was removed.(Garrett Jamieson 1-23-03)
1/6/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
Nothing remains - I will pay money for pics of this place.
 Photos:11
Walake Drive-In Theatre - OLD YEARBOOK SHOT FROM MC HORNER
OLD YEARBOOK SHOT FROM MC HORNER
Walake Drive-In Theatre - DRIVEWAY - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
DRIVEWAY - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Walake Drive-In Theatre - OLD AD
OLD AD
Walake Drive-In Theatre - GREASE AT THE WALAKE
GREASE AT THE WALAKE
Walake Drive-In Theatre - OAK PRESS AD
OAK PRESS AD
Walake Drive-In Theatre - WALAKE CLOSES
WALAKE CLOSES
Walake Drive-In Theatre - OLD AD
OLD AD
Walake Drive-In Theatre - NOVI NEWS - JULY 19 1956 AD
NOVI NEWS - JULY 19 1956 AD
Walake Drive-In Theatre - OLD ARTICLE
OLD ARTICLE
Walake Drive-In Theatre - 1957 AERIAL PHOTO
1957 AERIAL PHOTO
Walake Drive-In Theatre - HELP WANTED AT THE DRIVE-IN MAR 20 1985
HELP WANTED AT THE DRIVE-IN MAR 20 1985
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