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Douglas Drive-In Theatre

Address: Center & Ferry Streets
City: Douglas
State: MI
Zip:
County: Allegan
Open: 1946 (6-7-46) AD
Closed: 1946 (8-31-46)
Capacity:
Owner History: N/A
Number of visits to this page: 14473
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Info Updates:
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.
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Douglas Drive-In Theatre - OLD PHOTO FROM LIBRARY
OLD PHOTO FROM LIBRARY
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
AERIAL
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