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Albion Drive-In Theatre - Albion MI

Address: 16462 E. Michigan
City: Albion
State: MI
Zip: 49224
County: Calhoun
Open: 1950 (5-9-50) AD
Closed: 1986
Capacity: 3
Owner History: Albert Bohm, Harry Mohney/Mid States/VIP Theatres
Number of visits to this page: 16582
General Information:

The Albion Drive-In opened in May of 1950, operated by Albert Bohm. In the 1970’s the Albion Drive-In started showing adult movies. This movie policy continued right up to its closing in 1986. Car capacity is listed at 400.

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Info Updates:
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
May 1960 - M. B. "Tiny" Worden, former owner of the Temple Theatre at East Jordan, is projectionist at the Albio Drive-In for the Ryser Brothers for the summer.
1/9/2003 - Scott Biggs

The Rysers sold the Bohm Theatre and the Albion Drive-In in March, 1976 to Mid-State Theatres, Inc., an Okemos-based operation headed by Curtis Peterson. The Albion Drive-In became an "all-adult" establishment and fed its patrons from the Calhoun and Jackson county areas a steady diet of X-rated movies.

Advertisements were placed not only in the local Albion Evening Recorder, but also in the Jackson Citizen Patriot. Mid-State Theatres lost money on the X-rated films and sold the Bohm Theatre and Albion Drive-In in early 1981 to Arnold and David Simmons, operators of D.A.S. Theatres headquartered in Oxford.

The establishments were sold again in November 1981 to James Sattler of Quincy, who closed the Bohm. It was later reopened in 1984 The Albion Drive-In, however, continued to show X-rated movies and was forced to place "blinder" lights around the perimeter of the property, to prevent distracting passers-by on I-94.

The drive-in closed in 1986. Its facilities gradually deteriorated in the open weather, and the large outdoor screen was finally demolished in 1989. [Frank Passic, Albion Historian]

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Albion Drive-In Theatre - VINTAGE AERIAL
VINTAGE AERIAL
Albion Drive-In Theatre - VINTAGE AERIAL
VINTAGE AERIAL
Albion Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION AND PROJ BOOTH - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
CONCESSION AND PROJ BOOTH - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Albion Drive-In Theatre - PROJECTION BOOTH FROM END - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
PROJECTION BOOTH FROM END - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Albion Drive-In Theatre - AN OFFICE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
AN OFFICE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Albion Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Albion Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION COUNTER - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
CONCESSION COUNTER - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Albion Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION COUNTER - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
CONCESSION COUNTER - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Albion Drive-In Theatre - INSIDE CONCESSION STAND - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
INSIDE CONCESSION STAND - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Albion Drive-In Theatre - BACK ROOM - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
BACK ROOM - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Albion Drive-In Theatre - SPEAKER POLES - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
SPEAKER POLES - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Albion Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN PIECES
SCREEN PIECES
Albion Drive-In Theatre - PROJECTION AND SPEAKER POLE
PROJECTION AND SPEAKER POLE
Albion Drive-In Theatre - CONDEMNED
CONDEMNED
Albion Drive-In Theatre - LOT AND POLES
LOT AND POLES
Albion Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN TOWER - PHOTO FROM RG
SCREEN TOWER - PHOTO FROM RG
Albion Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
Albion Drive-In Theatre - ALBION GRAND OPENING AD 5-9-50
ALBION GRAND OPENING AD 5-9-50
Albion Drive-In Theatre - OLD NEWS PHOTO ON CLOSING FROM HARRY MOHNEY AND CURT PETERSON
OLD NEWS PHOTO ON CLOSING FROM HARRY MOHNEY AND CURT PETERSON
Albion Drive-In Theatre - ALBION ARTICLE 2-23-89
ALBION ARTICLE 2-23-89
Albion Drive-In Theatre - ALBION ARTICLE 2-23-89
ALBION ARTICLE 2-23-89
Albion Drive-In Theatre - FROM ANNA
FROM ANNA
Albion Drive-In Theatre - FROM ANNA
FROM ANNA
Albion Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL
AERIAL
Albion Drive-In Theatre - 13 APR 1950
13 APR 1950
Albion Drive-In Theatre - BIRDS EYE
BIRDS EYE
Albion Drive-In Theatre - BIRDS EYE 2
BIRDS EYE 2
Albion Drive-In Theatre - OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT NOV 13 1949
OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT NOV 13 1949
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