Auto Theatre - St. Joseph MI

Address: 4023 Red Arrow Hwy
City: St. Joseph
State: MI
Zip: 49085
County: Berrien
Open: 1950 (6-21-50)
Closed: N/A
Capacity: 400
Owner History: N/A
Number of visits to this page: 13527
General Information:

From Cinema Treasures

The St. Joe Auto Theater opened in June of 1950. The opening movie was “You’re My Everything” with Dan Dailey and Anne Baxter. Admission was 60 cents per person. According to the St. Joe News in 1950, the St. Joe Auto Theater was built at a cost of $80,000 and had a capacity for 450 cars. This drive-in closed sometime in the early 80’s

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Info Updates:
1/10/2004 - Box Office Magazine
August 1958 - Al Ochs of the Douglas and Portage drive-ins, Kalamazoo, is taking of the Auto Theatre Drive-In at St. Joseph, formerly operated by M. A. Johnson, who plans to enter another line of business.
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
February 1959 - Carl Buermele took over booking for Al Ochs St. Joe Auto Theatre at St. Joseph.
10/21/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
The site is an empty lot, although some driveways and ramps are still visible.
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Auto Theatre - MOONBEAM LIGHT 2004
MOONBEAM LIGHT 2004
Auto Theatre - THE LOT NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
THE LOT NOW - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Auto Theatre - SPEAKER POLE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
SPEAKER POLE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Auto Theatre - SPEAKER WIRES - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
SPEAKER WIRES - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Auto Theatre - DRIVEWAY - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
DRIVEWAY - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Auto Theatre - ANOTHER SPEAKER POLE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
ANOTHER SPEAKER POLE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Auto Theatre - MOONBEAM LIGHT - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
MOONBEAM LIGHT - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Auto Theatre - AERIAL
AERIAL
Auto Theatre - 19 JUL 1955 AD
19 JUL 1955 AD
Auto Theatre - 21 FEB 1948 ARTICLE
21 FEB 1948 ARTICLE
Auto Theatre - APRIL 26 1960 OWNERSHIP CHANGE
APRIL 26 1960 OWNERSHIP CHANGE
Auto Theatre - JUN 18 1958 AD
JUN 18 1958 AD
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