HomeDrive-In TheatersHillsdale Drive-In Theatre - Hillsdale, MI

Hillsdale Drive-In Theatre - Hillsdale MI

Address: 3271 W. Carleton Rd
City: Hillsdale
State: MI
Zip: 49242
County: Hillsdale
Open: 1948 (6-27-48)
Closed: 1986
Capacity: 400
Owner History: Wisper-Wetsman
Number of visits to this page: 8395
General Information:

From Cinema Treasures

The Hillsdale Drive-In opened on June 27, 1948 with a car capacity of 400, single screen ozoner. Admission at the opening was fifty cents for adults. No closing date given but since demolished and a tractor supply store is located where the theatre once stood. The drive-in was operated by Wisper & Westman.

Water Winter Wonderland:

Based on articles I found, the theater closed for a time in the 80's but was re-opened by Chad Baker in 1985. The re-opening didn't pan out and the theater was closed and demolished by 1987 . It was a Tractor Supply Store when I visited the site back in the early 2000's. Based on the ads it seemed to be most active in the 1960's.

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Info Updates:
9/14/2013 - Jack Mars
This was demolished in 1987. I moved to Hillsdale in Sept. of that year, and one of the first things I remember was watching them tear down the screen.
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Hillsdale Drive-In Theatre - THE HILLSDALE NOW
THE HILLSDALE NOW
Hillsdale Drive-In Theatre - THE HILLSDALE NOW
THE HILLSDALE NOW
Hillsdale Drive-In Theatre - AD
AD
Hillsdale Drive-In Theatre - MAY 28 1963 AD
MAY 28 1963 AD
Hillsdale Drive-In Theatre - 1955 AERIAL
1955 AERIAL
Hillsdale Drive-In Theatre - 1975 AD
1975 AD
Hillsdale Drive-In Theatre - AD FROM ANDREW THE LIBRARIAN
AD FROM ANDREW THE LIBRARIAN
Hillsdale Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
Hillsdale Drive-In Theatre - BREAK-IN OCT 16 1968
BREAK-IN OCT 16 1968
Hillsdale Drive-In Theatre - CAR WRECK JUNE 17 1963
CAR WRECK JUNE 17 1963
Hillsdale Drive-In Theatre - CHITWOOD SHOW 10 SEP 1966
CHITWOOD SHOW 10 SEP 1966
Hillsdale Drive-In Theatre - FOOD STOLEN SEP 30 1968
FOOD STOLEN SEP 30 1968
Hillsdale Drive-In Theatre - MAY 14 1985
MAY 14 1985
Hillsdale Drive-In Theatre - MAY 28 1963 AD
MAY 28 1963 AD
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