HomeDrive-In TheatersM-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - Lansing, MI

M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - Lansing MI

Address: 6385 Newton Rd at M-78
City: Lansing
State: MI
Zip: 48906
County: Ingham
Open: 1969 (11-7-69)
Closed: 1992 (9-6-92)
Capacity: 1000
Owner History: N/A
Number of visits to this page: 12935
General Information:

Source: Drive-Ins.com

The M-78 Twin Drive-In Theater opened as a year-round theater on Friday, November 7th, 1969. It was the second of three Red Screen/Blue Screen themed drive-ins opened by National Amusements/Redstone Theaters in the late 60s-early 70s. The first to open in May, 1969 was the Cascade Twin in Grand Rapids. The third was the Miracle Twin in Flint, which opened in February, 1973. The Cascade was closed and demolished, the Miracle Twin remains open in 2001.

The M-78 Twin became a triple in 1977 when a third "green" screen was added, using a portion of the blue screens field. A fourth screen was planned at the same time, but was never built. The M-78 Drive-In became a twin again in 1992 when the green screen and field were removed to allow for the addition of a Super Cinemas multiplex indoor theater. The M-78 Twin was scheduled to reopen as usual in May,1993 as shown in the photo of the marquee, it never did. The M-78 has sat idle since then.

The screens were demolished on November, 17th, 1999, and the Super Cinemas indoor theater closed in July, 2000. The M-78 ticket booths, snack bar, office, and the Super Cinemas all remain standing as of November, 2001. Supposedly the property has been sold, and is scheduled for residential development. Ron Gross.

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Info Updates:
5/18/2010 - MichiganDriveIns.com
The M-78 Drive-In screens were removed in November, 1999. The remains of the drive-in and the Super Cinemas indoor theater were both demolished in November 2008. Also, the M-78 was never owned by Butterfield. It was built by Redstone Theatres (National Amusements) in 1969, and they still own the property today.
1/6/2003 - MichiganDriveIns.com
National Amusements built the Super Cinemas at the front of the M-78 Drive-In property. Follow the drive to the right for the indoor and to the left for the outdoor
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M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - LANES - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
LANES - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - MORE LANES - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
MORE LANES - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - TICKET BOOTH - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
TICKET BOOTH - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - ANOTHER TKT BOOTH - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
ANOTHER TKT BOOTH - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION SHOT - PHOTO FROM CINEMA TOUR
CONCESSION SHOT - PHOTO FROM CINEMA TOUR
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
CONCESSION NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
CONCESSION NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
CONCESSION NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - DRIVEWAY - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
DRIVEWAY - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
CONCESSION NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - IN OFFICE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
IN OFFICE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - INSIDE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
INSIDE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - INSIDE CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM CINEMA TOUR
INSIDE CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM CINEMA TOUR
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - INSIDE PROJECTION
INSIDE PROJECTION
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - INSIDE PROJECTION
INSIDE PROJECTION
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - INSIDE PROJECTION
INSIDE PROJECTION
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - INSIDE PROJECTION
INSIDE PROJECTION
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - INSIDE PROJECTION
INSIDE PROJECTION
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - JOHNS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
JOHNS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - MANAGERS OFFICE NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
MANAGERS OFFICE NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - OFFICE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
OFFICE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - INSIDE PROJECTION
INSIDE PROJECTION
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - M-78 AERIAL SPRING 2007
M-78 AERIAL SPRING 2007
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - M-78 AERIAL SPRING 2007
M-78 AERIAL SPRING 2007
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - M-78 AERIAL SPRING 2007
M-78 AERIAL SPRING 2007
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - M-78 AERIAL SPRING 2007
M-78 AERIAL SPRING 2007
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - INSIDE PROJECTION
INSIDE PROJECTION
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - M-78 AERIAL SPRING 2007
M-78 AERIAL SPRING 2007
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - INSIDE PROJECTION
INSIDE PROJECTION
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - JOHNS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
JOHNS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - MANAGERS OFFICE NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
MANAGERS OFFICE NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - OFFICE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
OFFICE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - OLD MARQUEE - PHOTO FROM RG
OLD MARQUEE - PHOTO FROM RG
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - OLD SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
OLD SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - RESTROOMS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
RESTROOMS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - MANAGERS OFFICE NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
MANAGERS OFFICE NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - LOT NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
LOT NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - SPEAKER FROM DARRYL BURGESS
SPEAKER FROM DARRYL BURGESS
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN FROM DARRYL BURGESS
SCREEN FROM DARRYL BURGESS
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN FROM DARRYL BURGESS
SCREEN FROM DARRYL BURGESS
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN AND POLES FROM DARRYL BURGESS
SCREEN AND POLES FROM DARRYL BURGESS
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN FROM DARRYL BURGESS
SCREEN FROM DARRYL BURGESS
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN FROM DARRYL BURGESS
SCREEN FROM DARRYL BURGESS
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - MARQUEE FROM DARRYL BURGESS
MARQUEE FROM DARRYL BURGESS
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - OLD AERIAL FROM CARL EASLICK
OLD AERIAL FROM CARL EASLICK
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - OLD AERIAL FROM CARL EASLICK
OLD AERIAL FROM CARL EASLICK
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - COURTESY TICKET
COURTESY TICKET
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - AD - PHOTO FROM RG
AD - PHOTO FROM RG
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - 1972 AD (newer photo)
1972 AD (newer photo)
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL PHOTO
AERIAL PHOTO
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - JAN 30 1992 ARTICLE
JAN 30 1992 ARTICLE
M-78 Twin/Triple Drive-In Theatre - OCT 29 1985 ARTICLE THIS PLAN WAS LATER CHANGED TO BUILD SUPER CINEMA
OCT 29 1985 ARTICLE THIS PLAN WAS LATER CHANGED TO BUILD SUPER CINEMA
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