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Denniston Drive-In Theatre - Monroe MI

Address: 6495/6501 N. Monroe St (M-125)
City: Monroe
State: MI
Zip: 48161
County: Monroe
Open: 1956 (4-5-56) AD
Closed: 1985
Capacity: 1000
Owner History: Denniston Theater Co.
Number of visits to this page: 24572
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General Information:

This lot was later used for the Memory Lane Drive-In and that page is here.

From Cinema Treasures

Built as the Denniston I & II in 1974 on a corner of the long-ago closed Denniston Drive-In’s property (both theaters were operated at the time by the Denniston Theatre Company), the twin was designed by Louis Wiltse.

It could originally seat 578 and featured a V-shaped floorplan, with sloped ceilings and large floor to ceiling screens. The projection booths in the original two auditoriums were only four feet above the main floor, which was said to give a better picture.

A third screen was added in the 1980’s. Though the theater was closed briefly during the 1990’s, it later reopened and featured first-run films. The Denniston Cinemas closed on May 21, 2009

Info Updates:
1/6/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
The ticket booth and the snack bar remain behind the parking lot of the Denniston indoor theatre. Oddly, the building that appears to be the ticket booth is to the right of the driveway putting it on the passengers side of the vehicle.
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Denniston Drive-In Theatre - OCT 1 2016 PHOTO
OCT 1 2016 PHOTO
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - OCT 1 2016 PHOTO
OCT 1 2016 PHOTO
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - OCT 1 2016 PHOTO
OCT 1 2016 PHOTO
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - OCT 1 2016 PHOTO
OCT 1 2016 PHOTO
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - OCT 1 2016 PHOTO
OCT 1 2016 PHOTO
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - OCT 1 2016 PHOTO
OCT 1 2016 PHOTO
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - TICKET BOOTH - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
TICKET BOOTH - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - DRIVEWAY - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
DRIVEWAY - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - FROM MICHIGAN DRIVEINS 1
FROM MICHIGAN DRIVEINS 1
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - FROM MICHIGAN DRIVEINS 2
FROM MICHIGAN DRIVEINS 2
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - INSIDE CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
INSIDE CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - INSIDE CONCESSION AGAIN - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
INSIDE CONCESSION AGAIN - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - PROJECTION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
PROJECTION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - PROJECTION AND JUNK - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
PROJECTION AND JUNK - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - RESTROOMS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
RESTROOMS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - WRECKED CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
WRECKED CONCESSION - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - OLD SCREEN PHOTO FROM TAMMY LEMASTER
OLD SCREEN PHOTO FROM TAMMY LEMASTER
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - OLD FIELD PHOTO FROM TAMMY LEMASTER
OLD FIELD PHOTO FROM TAMMY LEMASTER
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - OLD SCREEN PHOTO FROM TAMMY LEMASTER
OLD SCREEN PHOTO FROM TAMMY LEMASTER
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - SUMMER 2014 FROM RONG GROSS
SUMMER 2014 FROM RONG GROSS
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - SUMMER 2014 FROM RONG GROSS
SUMMER 2014 FROM RONG GROSS
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - SUMMER 2014 FROM RONG GROSS
SUMMER 2014 FROM RONG GROSS
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - SUMMER 2014 FROM RONG GROSS
SUMMER 2014 FROM RONG GROSS
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - SUMMER 2014 FROM RONG GROSS
SUMMER 2014 FROM RONG GROSS
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - SUMMER 2014 FROM RONG GROSS
SUMMER 2014 FROM RONG GROSS
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - SUMMER 2014 FROM RONG GROSS
SUMMER 2014 FROM RONG GROSS
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - SUMMER 2014 FROM RONG GROSS
SUMMER 2014 FROM RONG GROSS
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - BOX OFFICE MAGAZINE JUNE 1959
BOX OFFICE MAGAZINE JUNE 1959
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - DENNISTON DRIVE-IN GRAND OPENING AD 5-5-56
DENNISTON DRIVE-IN GRAND OPENING AD 5-5-56
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - OLD PHOTO
OLD PHOTO
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - ACTUAL 1960S DRIVE-IN ALLEY AERIAL 5-28-61
ACTUAL 1960S DRIVE-IN ALLEY AERIAL 5-28-61
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - MONROE AERIAL 4-21-57
MONROE AERIAL 4-21-57
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - DENNISTON-BEL AIRE AERIAL 10-24-81
DENNISTON-BEL AIRE AERIAL 10-24-81
Denniston Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL
AERIAL
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