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Drive-In Theaters >> Douglas Drive-In Theatre


Address: Center & Ferry Streets
City: Douglas State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Allegan
Notes:
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Open: 1946 (6-7-46) AD Closed: 1946 (8-31-46)  
Capacity:
Owner History: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 7560
 
 

5/5/2004 - Andrew Wilson AKA The Librarian
The ad (attached) appeared on May 31, 1946 and the DIT, simply named "Drive-In Theater" opened on June 7, 1946!! Thats more than two months before the Dort opened in Flint (8/29/1946), making this DIT the third to open in Michigan!!! The article is correct, it was "short lived," it closed on 8/31/1946. No ads could be located for 1947 or 1948. The Starlight apparently opened 7/8/1949 (the ad does not say "Grand Opening" - ???). Unfortunately there were no photos. The book was made with the help of the Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society (www.accn.org/~sdhistory/Home.php?SP) which says they have over 2000 photos of the area and they can make "Digital Photo Prints" of any photo in the collection. Maybe they have some DIT pix.
Douglas Drive-In Theatre - OLD AD FROM ANDREW WILSON
OLD AD FROM ANDREW WILSON
Douglas Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL PHOTO
AERIAL PHOTO
Douglas Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL
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