HomeDrive-In TheatersDiamond-T Ranch Drive-In Theatre - Clayton, MI

Diamond-T Ranch Drive-In Theatre - Clayton MI 

Address: 9830 Carleton Rd.
City: Clayton
State: MI
Zip: 49235
County: Lenawee
Open: 1948
Closed: 1948
Capacity: 1927
Owner History: N/A
Number of visits to this page: 12577
General Information:

Thanks to the clue from David Poe below and some detective work from Ron G. at MichiganDrive-Ins.com, it turns out an outline of the drive-in can be seen (according to the historical aerial photos) at the location of the junkyard on Carleton Rd. Looks to be quite a small drive-in.

Info Updates:
11/6/2022 - Sarah B.
Now has cinema treasures page http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/67900
1/1/2014 - Dennis M. Lyon
My dad, Julian R. Lyon, at age 14 worked as a wrangler at the Diamond T for the summer of 1949. He remembers Homer Poe who was a friend of his dad, Julian D. Lyon. That summer was one of the best ever. We will post more about Midwest Roundup Diamond T Ranch 1949 in a few days!.
11/6/2011 - david poe
I don't know for sure, but i'm told that my grandpa delbert bailey played fiddle at the old square dances there. he was my mothers father. her name was mildred bailey-poe-borck. she lived most of her life in clayton. I remember the remains of the old buildings when exploring the back of johnsons junk yard. I think there should be places like this now, but what do I know?.
9/1/2011 - Larry Gray
The squaredance caller was Bob Gray, from Hudson.
8/23/2011 - Dennis Gibbs
A recollection from a friend who dated at this joint in the early 50s: Oh, wow, did you ever take me back to my dating days with ***** and some of the happiest times of my life. We loved to square dance. I don't know how we found this old dude ranch but every Saturday night there was square dancing. Room for about three sets and the best caller and 3 piece band. Every week he came up with a different square than we had ever done before. It started at nine and ended at one. My mom knew I would be home by two. Of course, we were hardly awake for church. One time they had a wheel chair group from Jackson come down and demonstrate square dancing on wheels. I even had my mom, dad, aunt and uncle there for that. My mom made me a red handkerchief skirt out of 12 handkerchiefs and it participated in many a doe see doe and swing your partner.
3/23/2004 - Andrew Wilson AKA The Librarian
This is yet another short-lived drive-in located in Lenawee county.
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Diamond-T Ranch Drive-In Theatre - JULY 9 2022 PHOTO
JULY 9 2022 PHOTO
Diamond-T Ranch Drive-In Theatre - JULY 9 2022 PHOTO
JULY 9 2022 PHOTO
Diamond-T Ranch Drive-In Theatre - JULY 9 2022 PHOTO
JULY 9 2022 PHOTO
Diamond-T Ranch Drive-In Theatre - THE RANCH FROM DENNIS GIBBS
THE RANCH FROM DENNIS GIBBS
Diamond-T Ranch Drive-In Theatre - THE RANCH FROM DENNIS GIBBS
THE RANCH FROM DENNIS GIBBS
Diamond-T Ranch Drive-In Theatre - THE RANCH FROM DENNIS GIBBS
THE RANCH FROM DENNIS GIBBS
Diamond-T Ranch Drive-In Theatre - OLD AD FROM ANDREW WILSON
OLD AD FROM ANDREW WILSON
Diamond-T Ranch Drive-In Theatre - DIAMOND T RANCH 8-2-48
DIAMOND T RANCH 8-2-48
Diamond-T Ranch Drive-In Theatre - PATCH
PATCH
Diamond-T Ranch Drive-In Theatre - 1958 AERIAL
1958 AERIAL
Diamond-T Ranch Drive-In Theatre - 1965 AERIAL OF JUNKYARD
1965 AERIAL OF JUNKYARD
Diamond-T Ranch Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL PHOTO
AERIAL PHOTO
Diamond-T Ranch Drive-In Theatre - RANCH AUCTION NOTICE 1947
RANCH AUCTION NOTICE 1947
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