HomeDrive-In TheatersTwilite Drive-In Theatre - Saginaw, MI

Twilite Drive-In Theatre - Saginaw MI

Address: 5810 State St
City: Saginaw
State: MI
Zip: 48601
County: Saginaw
Open: 1948 (8-17-48) AD
Closed: 1991 (9-2-91)
Capacity: 650
Owner History: Alvin Seeley & R.J. Ashmun
Number of visits to this page: 13215
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General Information:

The Twilite Drive-In opened in 1948 and was run by R.J. Ashmun. The drive-in was still open in 1955. It has since been demolished and the marquee is preserved on a building across the street.

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Info Updates:
6/25/2018 - Tom McGill
The marquee was on the building of The Listening Room. Doing some research it appears The Listening Room moved to a different location, and on their website they state that the mural was up until 2014 and they have a video of the lighting ceremony. Going down to street view I cannot locate the marquee anywhere so it appears that this one is lost.
6/19/2009 - clark
I used to work there in 1978-79 If you remember the lights around the snack bar were blue in color. I still have some of these lights at my dads house in my bedroom. The drive-in burnt down and I got the lights out of the old building before they rebuilt the new one. I was working in the snack bar stand out side the building when I quit working there. I was walking home and stopped at bill Knapp restaurant and got a job there. Wow have times changed!!
Clark
2/22/2006 - CJE
The property has been purchased by Menards. A large home improvement store will be built beginning Spring 2006.
10/10/2003 - Unknown
One of the other signs from the Twilte is also to be found in the wooden building by Pet Paradise on Gratiot.
1/6/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
Some of the driveway remains, the sign has been preserved and still shines on a building across the street.
1/6/2003 - Drive-Ins.com
Saginaw Township — (07-03-02)--A historic piece of Saginaw Townships nightlife will once again shine brightly. Crews have started installing a neon sign from the former Twilight drive-in onto the outside wall of the Listening Room.
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Twilite Drive-In Theatre - OLD PHOTO FROM RON GROSS
OLD PHOTO FROM RON GROSS
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - OLD PHOTO FROM RON GROSS
OLD PHOTO FROM RON GROSS
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - OLD PIC FROM MICHIGAN DRIVEINS
OLD PIC FROM MICHIGAN DRIVEINS
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - OLD MARQUEE WITH FORMER LOT ACROSS THE STREET
OLD MARQUEE WITH FORMER LOT ACROSS THE STREET
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - SIGN ON WALL
SIGN ON WALL
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - CLOSE-UP DETAIL
CLOSE-UP DETAIL
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - Photo from early 2000's
Photo from early 2000's
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - REST OF MARQUEE AT TWILITE GALLERY PHOTO STUDIO
REST OF MARQUEE AT TWILITE GALLERY PHOTO STUDIO
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - REST OF MARQUEE AT TWILITE GALLERY PHOTO STUDIO
REST OF MARQUEE AT TWILITE GALLERY PHOTO STUDIO
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - MARQUEE SUMMER 2003 - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
MARQUEE SUMMER 2003 - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - TWILITE LOT WINTER 2004
TWILITE LOT WINTER 2004
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - DRIVEWAY NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
DRIVEWAY NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - MORE DRIVEWAYS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
MORE DRIVEWAYS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - ENTRANCE FROM DARRYL BURGESS
ENTRANCE FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - FRONT OF SCREEN FROM DARRYL BURGESS
FRONT OF SCREEN FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN TOWER FROM DARRYL BURGESS
SCREEN TOWER FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - PROJECTION AND SCREEN FROM DARRYL BURGESS
PROJECTION AND SCREEN FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - PROJECTION FROM DARRYL BURGESS
PROJECTION FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - PROJECTION HOLES FROM DARRYL BURGESS
PROJECTION HOLES FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - TICKET BOOTH FROM DARRYL BURGESS
TICKET BOOTH FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - TICKET LANES FROM DARRYL BURGESS
TICKET LANES FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - SIGN FROM DARRYL BURGESS
SIGN FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - SPEAKER POLE FROM DARRYL BURGESS
SPEAKER POLE FROM DARRYL BURGESS
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - THOMAS MUDD THE TWILITE MARQUEE FROM SAGINAW NEWS ARTICLE 2-22-01
THOMAS MUDD THE TWILITE MARQUEE FROM SAGINAW NEWS ARTICLE 2-22-01
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - TWILITE MARQUEE FROM SAGINAW NEWS ARTICLE 12-8-01
TWILITE MARQUEE FROM SAGINAW NEWS ARTICLE 12-8-01
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - TWILITE MARQUEE FROM SAGINAW NEWS ARTICLE 7-4-02
TWILITE MARQUEE FROM SAGINAW NEWS ARTICLE 7-4-02
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - LIVE SEARCH
LIVE SEARCH
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - NOW A MENARDS
NOW A MENARDS
Twilite Drive-In Theatre - OLD MARQUEE NEON SIGN IS GONE
OLD MARQUEE NEON SIGN IS GONE
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