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Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - Muskegon MI

Address: 920 E Summit Ave
City: Muskegon
State: MI
Zip: 49441
County: Muskegon
Open: June 3rd, 1949
Closed: Open
Capacity: 254
Owner History: Loeks Theatres, Inc
Number of visits to this page: 31708
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From the Muskegon Chronicle

Work begins on Getty Drive-In screen Tuesday, March 07, 2006 By Lynn Moore - CHRONICLE STAFF WRITER The oldest movie screen at the Getty 4 Drive-In is being removed for safety reasons, and its uncertain whether the complex will soon become the "Getty 3." Age and wind damage had made the cement board and plywood screen unsafe, said Ron Van Timmeren, vice president of marketing and film for Loeks Theatres Inc., which owns the Norton Shores complex. Officials are uncertain whether the company can afford to replace "screen No. 1" with the same metal screen used on the drive-ins three other theater towers, Van Timmeren said.

Nonetheless, the company is committed to opening for the season in April, he said. "We certainly are committed to the safety of our guests. That was the No. 1 issue at hand," he said. "Yes, the Getty Drive-in is still a viable movie theater, albeit seasonal. We want to continue to operate even though theres some question about how much its going to cost to get that screen back up." He said the only quote to replace the screen was "well over $100,000." "Thats just not going to work, so were looking for alternatives to the one bid weve gotten so far," Van Timmeren said.

He said a lot depends on the integrity of the metal tower frame that supports the screen. Workers are stripping cement board, plywood, sheet metal and roofing from the tower, which was built in 1966. After flirting with selling the drive-in movie complex in 2001, officials of the Grand Rapids-based Loeks Theatres have since said theyve dropped the idea of other development at the location off Getty Street in Norton Shores. Van Timmeren said the Getty 4 turned a profit in 2005, but called business "OK." He said business at all types of theaters was down last year. He said many drive-ins went out of business because of demand for valuable property that they sat on. That has not been the case with the Getty 4, allowing it to survive when others havent, he said.

Source: MichiganDriveIns.com

The NK Drive-In reopened for the 1967 season on Tuesday, March 21st, 1967 with a new name: The Getty Drive-In. The NK was purchased from Nick Kuris by Jack Loeks, and renamed the Getty. The large light-up N-K letters were subsequently removed from the top of the screen tower, leaving only the word DRIVE-IN, to light up the screen tower at night. Unfortunately, these letters are no longer functional

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Info Updates:
3/7/2006 - Dan Goodman
In late September or early October of 2005 an unusual high wind storm came through Muskegon and did some pretty severe damage to the viewing side of screen number one at the Getty Drive in. The resulting hole in the screen is about sixteen feet tall at it’s tallest and about twenty two feet wide at it widest. I grew up in this neighborhood & worked at the Getty for a lot of years as well as the North & the Auto drive inn’s and I have never seen this much damage in the past. Pictures are submitted by Dan Goodman of Muskegon.
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Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - AS THE NK FROM MUSKEGON COUNTY MUSEUM
AS THE NK FROM MUSKEGON COUNTY MUSEUM
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - INDOROR AUDITORIUM FROM MUSKEGON COUNTY MUSEUM
INDOROR AUDITORIUM FROM MUSKEGON COUNTY MUSEUM
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - MARQUEE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
MARQUEE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - MARQUEE AT NIGHT PHOTO BY WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
MARQUEE AT NIGHT PHOTO BY WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - OLD PHOTO
OLD PHOTO
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - THE GETTY INDOOR AUDITORIUM FROM HARRY SKRDLA
THE GETTY INDOOR AUDITORIUM FROM HARRY SKRDLA
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - INTERIOR OF INDOOR SEATING NOW GONE FROM HARRY SKRDLA
INTERIOR OF INDOOR SEATING NOW GONE FROM HARRY SKRDLA
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - MARQUEE PHOTO BY ROBERT
MARQUEE PHOTO BY ROBERT
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LANES - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
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LANES AND DRIVEWAY - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
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MAIN SCREEN - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
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MAIN SCREEN BACK - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
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SCREEN AT NIGHT - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
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MAIN SCREEN FROM DRIVEWAY - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
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DIFFERENT SCREEN - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
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ANOTHER SCREEN - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
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SCREEN - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
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SCREEN 1 REPAIR WINTER 2007 FROM RON GROSS
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN 1 REPAIR WINTER 2007 FROM RON GROSS
SCREEN 1 REPAIR WINTER 2007 FROM RON GROSS
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN 1 REPAIR WINTER 2007 FROM RON GROSS
SCREEN 1 REPAIR WINTER 2007 FROM RON GROSS
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SCREEN AND POLES - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
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CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
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LOT FILLING UP PHOTO BY ROBERT
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PLAYGROUND FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
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RESTROOMS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
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PROJECTION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
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SIGNS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
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SNACK BAR - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
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INSIDE SNACKBAR PHOTO BY ROBERT
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SANDBOX FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
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SUNSET AT THE GETTY PHOTO BY RACHEL
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TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
TEARDOWN FROM DAN GOODMAN
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - STORM DAMAGE 11-16-05 FROM DAN GOODMAN
STORM DAMAGE 11-16-05 FROM DAN GOODMAN
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - TOP OF SCREEN 1 FROM DARRYL BURGESS
TOP OF SCREEN 1 FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - LOT FROM TOP OF SCREEN 1 FROM DARRYL BURGESS
LOT FROM TOP OF SCREEN 1 FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION FROM TOP OF SCREEN 1 FROM DARRYL BURGESS
CONCESSION FROM TOP OF SCREEN 1 FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION AND SCREEN FROM DARRYL BURGESS
CONCESSION AND SCREEN FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - PROJECTION FROM DARRYL BURGESS
PROJECTION FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre - PROJECTOR FROM DARRYL BURGESS
PROJECTOR FROM DARRYL BURGESS
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GETTY MAIN SCREEN FROM JEFF RATERINK
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JUNE 10 2022 PHOTO
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JUNE 10 2022 PHOTO
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JUNE 10 2022 PHOTO
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JUNE 10 2022 PHOTO
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JUNE 10 2022 PHOTO
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JUNE 10 2022 PHOTO
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JUNE 10 2022 PHOTO
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JUNE 10 2022 PHOTO
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SCOTT AND SANDIE ARTICLE
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SPECIAL COIN
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TICKET STUBS
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GETTY GRAND OPENING AD 6-3-49
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AERIAL
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LIVE SEARCH
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