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Bay Drive-In Theatre - Pinconning MI

Address: 3917 Bay-Arenac Rd
City: Pinconning
State: MI
Zip: 48650
County: Bay
Open: 1959
Closed: 1976
Capacity: 256
Owner History: Norman Van Wormer (1963-77)
Number of visits to this page: 17177
General Information:

The Bay was opened by Norman Van Wormer in 1959 with a capacity of 300 cars. It operated until 1976. Based on the aerial photos, it seems evident the old projection booth/snack bar foundation was used for a home on the lot which still stands today. The Bay evidently suffered some storm damage in 1965, it must have been repaired if it lived on until the early 1970s.

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Info Updates:
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
June 1959 - Opening of the new Bay Drive-In at Pinconning has been scheduled for July 1, Bill Sidenstecker of Allied Artists reports. This will be a 300 car operation, with bookings handled by Carl and Robert Buermele.
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
August 1959 - Norman Van Wormer has opened the newly completed Bay Drive-In at Pinconning, a 300-car operation.
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Bay Drive-In Theatre - MARQUEE SUMMER 1965 COURTESY MRS NORMAN VANWORMER
MARQUEE SUMMER 1965 COURTESY MRS NORMAN VANWORMER
Bay Drive-In Theatre - MARQUEE FEBRUARY 1960 COURTESY MRS NORMAN VANWORMER
MARQUEE FEBRUARY 1960 COURTESY MRS NORMAN VANWORMER
Bay Drive-In Theatre - TICKET BOOTH FEBRUARY 1960 COURTESY MRS NORMAN VANWORMER
TICKET BOOTH FEBRUARY 1960 COURTESY MRS NORMAN VANWORMER
Bay Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN FEBRUARY 1960 COURTESY MRS NORMAN VANWORMER
SCREEN FEBRUARY 1960 COURTESY MRS NORMAN VANWORMER
Bay Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION FEBRUARY 1960 COURTESY MRS NORMAN VANWORMER
CONCESSION FEBRUARY 1960 COURTESY MRS NORMAN VANWORMER
Bay Drive-In Theatre - TORNADO DAMAGE JUNE 1965 COURTESY MRS NORMAN VANWORMER
TORNADO DAMAGE JUNE 1965 COURTESY MRS NORMAN VANWORMER
Bay Drive-In Theatre - THIS APARTMENT IS ON THE OLD FOUNDATION OF THE PROJECTION BOOTH
THIS APARTMENT IS ON THE OLD FOUNDATION OF THE PROJECTION BOOTH
Bay Drive-In Theatre - THE SCREEN WAS NEAR THE TREES
THE SCREEN WAS NEAR THE TREES
Bay Drive-In Theatre - OLD SIGNPOST
OLD SIGNPOST
Bay Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
Bay Drive-In Theatre - HOME BUILT ON SNACK BAR FOUNDATION 1980 AERIAL PHOTO
HOME BUILT ON SNACK BAR FOUNDATION 1980 AERIAL PHOTO
Bay Drive-In Theatre - GRAND OPENING ANNOUCEMENT
GRAND OPENING ANNOUCEMENT
Bay Drive-In Theatre - OLD AD
OLD AD
Bay Drive-In Theatre - OLD AD
OLD AD
Bay Drive-In Theatre - BAY 1966 CROP
BAY 1966 CROP
Bay Drive-In Theatre - TOPO - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
TOPO - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
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