HomeDrive-In TheatersNorthland Drive-In Theatre - Petoskey, MI

Northland Drive-In Theatre - Petoskey MI

Address: 5975 US Highway 31 South
City: Petoskey
State: MI
Zip: 49711
County: Emmet
Open: 1953 (5-13-53) AD
Closed: 1986 (7-6-86)
Capacity: 282 (1957,1965) 400 (1977)
Owner History: Bruce Freel (1957,1965) Nelson (1977,1985)
Number of visits to this page: 13409
General Information:

Opened May 15, 1953 and closed July 6, 1986. Car capacity listed as 282 in 1957 and 1965, expanded to 400 by 1977.

The address now belongs to Traverse Bay Marine, which occupies about two-thirds of the lot. Hammond Equipment (5951 Charlevoix Avenue) was built on the remainder of the lot in 2003.

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Info Updates:
11/4/2018 - AndreP
I saw many films here in the early 80s. I'll never forget Star Trek II. The outer space scenes against the back drop of the clear night sky were amazing: like the boarder between the film and the sky didn't exist. I was so sad when it closed.
1/10/2004 - Box Office Magazine
August 1958 - John Bellamy switching the Northland Drive-In at Bayshore (Petoskey) to three changes a week.
10/1/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
A recent site inspection reveals that all that remains are a few ramps. All other structures have been torn down and the site is now the location of a boat dealer and a mini-storage.
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Northland Drive-In Theatre - NORTHLAND MAY 1953
NORTHLAND MAY 1953
Northland Drive-In Theatre - THE LOT TODAY
THE LOT TODAY
Northland Drive-In Theatre - BOAT DEALER
BOAT DEALER
Northland Drive-In Theatre - MARQUEE - PHOTO FROM RG
MARQUEE - PHOTO FROM RG
Northland Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN BACK - PHOTO FROM RG
SCREEN BACK - PHOTO FROM RG
Northland Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN FRONT - PHOTO FROM RG
SCREEN FRONT - PHOTO FROM RG
Northland Drive-In Theatre - TICKET BOOTH - PHOTO FROM RG
TICKET BOOTH - PHOTO FROM RG
Northland Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION AND PROJECTION - PHOTO FROM RG
CONCESSION AND PROJECTION - PHOTO FROM RG
Northland Drive-In Theatre - NORTHLAND FILM REELS COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
NORTHLAND FILM REELS COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
Northland Drive-In Theatre - NORTHLAND TICKET COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
NORTHLAND TICKET COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
Northland Drive-In Theatre - NORTHLAND SNO-KONE COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
NORTHLAND SNO-KONE COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
Northland Drive-In Theatre - NORTHLAND TICKETS COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
NORTHLAND TICKETS COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
Northland Drive-In Theatre - NORTHLAND TICKETS COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
NORTHLAND TICKETS COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
Northland Drive-In Theatre - NORTHLAND TICKETS COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
NORTHLAND TICKETS COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
Northland Drive-In Theatre - NORTHLAND INTERMISSION CLIP COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
NORTHLAND INTERMISSION CLIP COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
Northland Drive-In Theatre - NORTHLAND INTERMISSION CLIP COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
NORTHLAND INTERMISSION CLIP COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
Northland Drive-In Theatre - NORTHLAND INTERMISSION CLIP COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
NORTHLAND INTERMISSION CLIP COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
Northland Drive-In Theatre - NORTHLAND INTERMISSION CLIP COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
NORTHLAND INTERMISSION CLIP COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
Northland Drive-In Theatre - NORTHLAND INTERMISSION CLIP COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
NORTHLAND INTERMISSION CLIP COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
Northland Drive-In Theatre - NORTHLAND INTERMISSION CLIP COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
NORTHLAND INTERMISSION CLIP COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
Northland Drive-In Theatre - NORTHLAND INTERMISSION CLIP COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
NORTHLAND INTERMISSION CLIP COURTESY PHIL WHITTAKER
Northland Drive-In Theatre - NORTHLAND GRAND OPENING AD 5-11-53
NORTHLAND GRAND OPENING AD 5-11-53
Northland Drive-In Theatre - ARTICLE ON CLOSING
ARTICLE ON CLOSING
Northland Drive-In Theatre - ARTICLE ON CLOSING
ARTICLE ON CLOSING
Northland Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL
AERIAL
Northland Drive-In Theatre - 17 APR 1957 AD
17 APR 1957 AD
Northland Drive-In Theatre - 28 AUG 1954 AD
28 AUG 1954 AD
Northland Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL FROM JASON
AERIAL FROM JASON
Northland Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
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