HomeDrive-In TheatersHilltop Drive-In Theatre - Escanaba, MI

Hilltop Drive-In Theatre - Escanaba MI 

Address: 4965 Danforth Rd.
City: Escanaba
State: MI
Zip: 49829
County: Delta
Open: 1954 (5-1-53)
Closed: 1989
Capacity: 31
Owner History: Delft Theatres (1956) Mescop (1977) M. Peterson (1985)
Number of visits to this page: 7194
General Information:

From Cinema Treasures

The Hilltop Drive-In was operated by Delft Theatres when it opened and later by Mescop and then M. Peterson. The drive-in opened on May 1, 1953 with Charlton Heston in “The Savage”. It had a car capacity listed at 500 with a single screen. It is listed as closing in 1989 and has since been demolished.

From WWW (me)

I found a smattering of articles on the theater, most notably one about a painter dying while painting the place in 1968 and a burglary in 1955. Also a vandalism report in 1966.

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Info Updates:
9/30/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
The lonely ticket booth stands as a witness to the residential development that takes place at the former site of the Hilltop Drive-In. The site is named Hilltop Estates and one of the streets is named Theater, which will remind the local residents of the heritage of the location as a DI.
 Photos:18
Hilltop Drive-In Theatre - TICKET BOOTH
TICKET BOOTH
Hilltop Drive-In Theatre - TICKET BOOTH AGAIN
TICKET BOOTH AGAIN
Hilltop Drive-In Theatre - TICKET BOOTH FRONT
TICKET BOOTH FRONT
Hilltop Drive-In Theatre - TICKET BOOTH REAR
TICKET BOOTH REAR
Hilltop Drive-In Theatre - ANOTHER ANGLE
ANOTHER ANGLE
Hilltop Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN FOUNDATION
SCREEN FOUNDATION
Hilltop Drive-In Theatre - LAST POLE
LAST POLE
Hilltop Drive-In Theatre - SIGN FOR SUBDIVISION
SIGN FOR SUBDIVISION
Hilltop Drive-In Theatre - THEATRE STREET
THEATRE STREET
Hilltop Drive-In Theatre - HILLTOP FROM 1950S THEATRE CATALOG
HILLTOP FROM 1950S THEATRE CATALOG
Hilltop Drive-In Theatre - 11 OCT 1968 PAINTER DIES
11 OCT 1968 PAINTER DIES
Hilltop Drive-In Theatre - 1966 VANDALISM REPORT
1966 VANDALISM REPORT
Hilltop Drive-In Theatre - 1981 AD
1981 AD
Hilltop Drive-In Theatre - 1982 AD
1982 AD
Hilltop Drive-In Theatre - 22 JUN 1955 THEFT
22 JUN 1955 THEFT
Hilltop Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL
AERIAL
Hilltop Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
Hilltop Drive-In Theatre - GRAND OPENING AD MAY 2 1953
GRAND OPENING AD MAY 2 1953
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