HomeDrive-In TheatersSpire Drive-In Theatre - Hale, MI

Spire Drive-In Theatre - Hale MI

Address: 5948 N M65
City: Hale
State: MI
Zip: 48739
County: Iosco
Open: N/A
Closed: 1960
Owner History: Joseph Fleischacker
Number of visits to this page: 5778
General Information:

Update July 21 2022: After speaking to a member of the Thomson family, they confirmed the Spire was on or very near their lot. So, we have a confirmed location. Many thanks to them for the great information as I have been trying to nail this down for many years.

Update July 19th 2022: After years of dead ends, I finally received a nugget of information on this drive-in from the Hale area Facebook Group. It seems the location was north of town off of M-65 near the bend on the RH side of the road. After studying the 1965 aerial photo, you can sort of make out the general shape of a drive-in on the lot Thomson's Storage sits on today.

This drive-in opened in 1953, operated by Joseph Fleischacker. It was later listed as being dismantled in Box Office Magazine. I have found no information on the location of this drive-in but I will keep looking.

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Info Updates:
12/29/2009 - Bobby P.
Billboard magazine, June 13, 1953: Joesph Fleischhaker, a newcomer in show business, opened the new 250-car Spire Drive-In at Hale, Mich. May 30.
11/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
Detroit Theatre change reports-Joseph Fleischackers Spire Drive-In at Hale is also on the dismantling list.

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Spire Drive-In Theatre - Billboard Mag Jun 13 1953 From Bobby P
Billboard Mag Jun 13 1953 From Bobby P
Spire Drive-In Theatre - Then Vs Now
Then Vs Now
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