HomeDrive-In TheatersEvergreen Drive-In Theatre - Ishpeming, MI

Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - Ishpeming MI

Address: US-41 and County Road CJ
City: Ishpeming
State: MI
Zip: 49849
County: Marquette
Open: (1950)
Closed: N/A
Capacity: 51
Owner History: Evergreen Enterprises (1957,1965,1977)
Number of visits to this page: 24214
General Information:

Source: Chuck

The Evergreen Drive-In was about 5 miles West of Ishpeming about 1 mile West of De Rochas Club 41 Steakhouse. All that is left there is a fence and remnants of a mobile home. The owners name was Keskatalo (kes ca talo) and toward the end of his ownership he showed only x-rated films as the back of the screen was toward the highway and nobody lived where they could see the screen.

The Evergreen was the first drive-in in Marquette Co and was still open after the Airport Drive in closed. If you attended the drive in during the X rated movie days it was all pickup trucks, one person in each truck and a few beer cans on the ground around the trucks as a lot of construction was going on in Marquette co at the time. The only X rated film shown at the Hiawatha Drive-In was Alan Funts "What do you say to a naked lady?" This movie today would be PG-13.

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Info Updates:
10/2/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
A recent site inspection reveals that much of the Evergreen is still standing, including the ticket booth and snack bar. The screen still lays on the ground.
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Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - OLD PHOTO FROM HARRY SKRDLA
OLD PHOTO FROM HARRY SKRDLA
Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - TICKET BOOTH
TICKET BOOTH
Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - EVERGREEN PROJECTOR FROM STEVE MCCOY
EVERGREEN PROJECTOR FROM STEVE MCCOY
Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - INSIDE TICKET BOOTH
INSIDE TICKET BOOTH
Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - PROJECTION
PROJECTION
Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - PROJECTORS FROM STEVE MCCOY
PROJECTORS FROM STEVE MCCOY
Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - SNACKBAR NOW
SNACKBAR NOW
Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - ENTRANCE WITH POLES
ENTRANCE WITH POLES
Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - FALLEN SCREEN
FALLEN SCREEN
Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - JUNK
JUNK
Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - LIGHT
LIGHT
Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - POLES
POLES
Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - FRONT OF SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
FRONT OF SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - VINTAGE AERIAL
VINTAGE AERIAL
Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - VINTAGE AERIAL
VINTAGE AERIAL
Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL
AERIAL
Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - 1952 AERIAL
1952 AERIAL
Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - 22 JUL 1977 ARTICLE
22 JUL 1977 ARTICLE
Evergreen Drive-In Theatre - 23 JUL 1977
23 JUL 1977
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