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Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - Manistee MI

Address: 1781 E Parkdale (US-31)
City: Manistee
State: MI
Zip: 49660
County: Manistee
Open: 1950 (7-30-50) AD
Closed: 1985
Capacity: 276 (1957-72) 500 (1977)
Owner History: D.S.Evans (1957-65) Goodrich Theatres (1977-85)
Number of visits to this page: 14425
General Information:

From Cinema Treasures

The Chippewa Drive-In opened in July of 1950 with a capacity for 275 cars. The car capacity was expanded to 500 in the 1970’s. The opening night movie was “Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town” with Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride. The Chippewa Drive-In was last operated by Goodrich Theatres and closed sometime in the 1980’s.

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Info Updates:
8/16/2022 - Travis Mann
It closed in 1985. https://www.manisteenews.com/local-history/article/The-last-season-of-the-Chippewa-Drive-In-15261144.php
1/6/2003 - MichiganDriveIns.com
An overgrown lot and a heavily vandalized snack bar are all that remain of the old Chippewa Drive-In. The snack bar is strewn with garbage, old clothes, and broken toilets. An empty box labeled "chippewa bulbs" addressed to Goodrich Theaters in Grand Rapids was found inside. (RG 9-9-00)
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Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - FROM MANISTEE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
FROM MANISTEE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - FROM HARRY SKRDLA
FROM HARRY SKRDLA
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - FROM HARRY SKRDLA
FROM HARRY SKRDLA
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - FROM HARRY SKRDLA
FROM HARRY SKRDLA
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - FROM HARRY SKRDLA
FROM HARRY SKRDLA
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - FROM HARRY SKRDLA
FROM HARRY SKRDLA
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - FROM HARRY SKRDLA
FROM HARRY SKRDLA
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - FROM HARRY SKRDLA
FROM HARRY SKRDLA
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - 1951 ARTICLE FROM KARA TILLOTSON
1951 ARTICLE FROM KARA TILLOTSON
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - FROM KARA TILLOTSON
FROM KARA TILLOTSON
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - SNACK BAR - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
SNACK BAR - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - RUINED CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
RUINED CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - PROJECTION AND CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
PROJECTION AND CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - PROJECTION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
PROJECTION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - OUTSIDE OF CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
OUTSIDE OF CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - INSIDE OF PROJ BOOTH - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
INSIDE OF PROJ BOOTH - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - INSIDE OF CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
INSIDE OF CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - DRIVEWAY - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
DRIVEWAY - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL
AERIAL
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - 10 JUL 1952 ARTICLE
10 JUL 1952 ARTICLE
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - 12 JUN 1952 ARTICLE
12 JUN 1952 ARTICLE
Chippewa Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
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