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Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - Quinnessec MI

Address: 7700 W Highway 2
City: Quinnessec
State: MI
Zip: 49801
County: Dickinson
Open: 1953 (5-13-53)
Closed: 1989
Capacity: 48
Owner History: N/A
Number of visits to this page: 6295
General Information:

Source: Trista Steinbeck

My father worked for the Quinnesec drive-in theatre and Iron Mountain Braumart for years. He started there as a teen in the late 1960's. In the early 1980's, As a little girl I spent many days and hours helping him clean the lot picking up trash tossed from the cars. I loved helping him paint the playground located right beneath the big screen. I remember swings and teeter totter.

I loved being there, outside running around with my Dad. The best part was my Dad letting us go into the concession stand and have a glass of swamp water from the fountain. ( a mix of every kind of soda they had) I was heart broken when they stopped showing movies. This magical place, so full of freedom as a child with always be with me! I wish I had photos from the time I spent there. Kids don't know what they are missing today! To be able to watch one of the Twilight series movies on the big screen, in the moonlight, would be a real treat!

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Info Updates:
11/6/2022 - Sarah B
Cinema treasures page http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/35808
9/6/2007 - Jason
I have been by this site a couple times in the past year and there is a new theatre there but it's now an indoor theatre and it has kept the same name as the old drive in. I will try to get some pics if i can so everyone can see them.
10/16/2003 - MichiganDriveIns.com
I am sorry to report to you that the screen to this drive-in was blown down by a tornado about a month ago. We had heard that the property was bought by an indoor chain of movie theaters. We had also heard that they were going to use the drive-in, but that may well have changed now. It looks like the snack bar is still intact. What a sad ending.
10/1/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
The Tri-City Drive in is now an empty lot.
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Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - MARQUEE AND SCREEN PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
MARQUEE AND SCREEN PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - MARQUEE PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
MARQUEE PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - TICKET BOOTH PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
TICKET BOOTH PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - MORE TICKET BOOTH PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
MORE TICKET BOOTH PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN AND DRIVEWAY PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
SCREEN AND DRIVEWAY PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
SCREEN PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN REAR PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
SCREEN REAR PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN AND CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM CINEMA TOUR
SCREEN AND CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM CINEMA TOUR
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - REAR OF SCREEN PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
REAR OF SCREEN PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - SIDE OF SCREEN PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
SIDE OF SCREEN PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION AND PROJECTION PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
CONCESSION AND PROJECTION PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
CONCESSION PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - INSIDE CONCESSION PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
INSIDE CONCESSION PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - OUTSIDE CONCESSION PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
OUTSIDE CONCESSION PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - MORE CONCESSION PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
MORE CONCESSION PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - PROJECTION PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
PROJECTION PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - LOT PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
LOT PHOTO FROM CINEMATOUR
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - LOT - PHOTO FROM CINEMA TOUR
LOT - PHOTO FROM CINEMA TOUR
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - THE LOT NOW
THE LOT NOW
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
Tri-City Drive-In Theatre - HISTORICAL AERIAL
HISTORICAL AERIAL
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