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Michigan Drive-In Theatre - Southgate MI

Address: Dix-Toledo Hwy at Eureka
City: Southgate
State: MI
Zip: 48229
County: Wayne
Open: 1948 (7-22-48) AD
Closed: 1984
Capacity: 1000 (1948) - 1200 (1977)
Owner History: Nicholas George
Number of visits to this page: 28601
General Information:

Southgate, a small suburb southwest of Detroit near Wyandotte, was blessed with two great drive-ins, the Fort George Drive-In and the Michigan Drive-In. The Michigan Drive-In opened July 22, 1948 with Larry Parks in “The Swordsman”. It had a capacity for 900 cars when it first opened; this was later increased to 1,200 after a renovation in 1977. Like its brother on Fort Street, the Michigan Drive-In was operated by Nicholas George and Co-Operative Ct. The Michigan Drive-In closed in 1984.

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Info Updates:
11/6/2011 - Fulby
And I think I know why the Michigan Drive-In closed. Sometime during the late 1970's it stopped listing in the Detroit papers as I have a December 10, 1980 Detroit News and the Michigan did not appear in the showtime listing.
1/6/2003 - MichiganDriveIns.com
I managed the Holiday Drive-In, I also worked at the Fort George, the Jolly Roger, and was the unfortunate person that was given the sad task of putting the final marquee on the Michigan Drive-In stating that it was closed. The location on the site lists it as Wyandotte, but it was actually Southgate. It is now a strip mall and a Chi-Chis and Best Buy. (Christoper Allen 7-16-00)
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Michigan Drive-In Theatre - OLD SHOT FROM HARRY SKRDLA
OLD SHOT FROM HARRY SKRDLA
Michigan Drive-In Theatre - OLD SHOT FROM HARRY SKRDLA
OLD SHOT FROM HARRY SKRDLA
Michigan Drive-In Theatre - OLD SHOT FROM HARRY SKRDLA
OLD SHOT FROM HARRY SKRDLA
Michigan Drive-In Theatre - OLD SHOT FROM HARRY SKRDLA
OLD SHOT FROM HARRY SKRDLA
Michigan Drive-In Theatre - MICHIGAN SCREEN JULY 1948
MICHIGAN SCREEN JULY 1948
Michigan Drive-In Theatre - MICHIGAN GRAND OPENING WEEK AD 7-26-48
MICHIGAN GRAND OPENING WEEK AD 7-26-48
Michigan Drive-In Theatre - MICHIGAN GRAND OPENING AD 7-23-48
MICHIGAN GRAND OPENING AD 7-23-48
Michigan Drive-In Theatre - MICHIGAN SCREEN JULY 1948
MICHIGAN SCREEN JULY 1948
Michigan Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
Michigan Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN AT NIGHT
SCREEN AT NIGHT
Michigan Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN IN DAY
SCREEN IN DAY
Michigan Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
Michigan Drive-In Theatre - MICHIGAN GRAND OPENING AD 7-22-48
MICHIGAN GRAND OPENING AD 7-22-48
Michigan Drive-In Theatre - OLD AERIAL
OLD AERIAL
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