HomeDrive-In TheatersNorthland Drive-In Theatre - Clare, MI

Northland Drive-In Theatre - Clare MI

Address: 8170 N. Mission Road
City: Clare
State: MI
Zip: 48617
County: Isabella
Open: 1950 (8-16-50) AD
Closed: N/A
Capacity: 25
Owner History: Warren Millard (1957) Nevan Mathews (1965) Wisper-Wetsman (1985)
Number of visits to this page: 7160
General Information:

Source: MichiganDriveIns.com

The Northland Drive-In on Mission Rd., which was just three miles north of the Sundown Drive-In in Rosebush, is gone. A mini storage and constuction company now occupy the site. The only evidence remaining of the drive-in are the screens concrete footings. The lot has been partially excavated.

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Info Updates:
2/2/2004 - WaterWinterWonderland
It has been determined that the Northland DI in Clare opened in 1950 as the news clipping indicates. Interestingly, it was opened within 2 weeks of the nearby Sundown in Rosebush, also on Mission Rd.
2/2/2004 - Daily Times-News
June 31, 1950 - NEW DRIVE-IN THEATER READY TO OPEN Charles and Emery Bonham of Clare will open their drive-in theater four miles south of Clare on US-27 Wednesday evening. The 500-car theater will feature all-modern equipment and will present top and late release pictures, owners said. The Northland became the second drive-in for the Mt.Pleasant - Clare area. The Sundown was opened by Ward and Olsen north of Rosebush two weeks ago.
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
May 1960 - Mr. and Mrs. Nevah Mathews, newcomers to the business, are taking over the Northland Drive-In at Clare, formerly operated by Russel Chipman.
11/4/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
Although the lot is being excavated, a recent site inspection revealed that the screen foundation remains under a pile of junk.
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Northland Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN FOUNDATION
SCREEN FOUNDATION
Northland Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN FOUNDATION
SCREEN FOUNDATION
Northland Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN FOUNDATION
SCREEN FOUNDATION
Northland Drive-In Theatre - CLARE NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
CLARE NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Northland Drive-In Theatre - LOT IS EXCAVATED - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
LOT IS EXCAVATED - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Northland Drive-In Theatre - NORTHLAND DRIVE IN CONSTRUCTION AUGUST 1950
NORTHLAND DRIVE IN CONSTRUCTION AUGUST 1950
Northland Drive-In Theatre - NORTHLAND GRAND OPENING AD 8-16-50
NORTHLAND GRAND OPENING AD 8-16-50
Northland Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL
AERIAL
Northland Drive-In Theatre - 05 MAR 1985 ARTICLE
05 MAR 1985 ARTICLE
Northland Drive-In Theatre - 13 AUGUST 1969 AD
13 AUGUST 1969 AD
Northland Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
Northland Drive-In Theatre - MATCHBOOK
MATCHBOOK
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