US-23 Drive-In Theater - Flint MI

Address: G-5200 Fenton Rd
City: Flint
State: MI
Zip: 48507
County: Genesee
Owner History:
Theater Type: N/A
Number of visits to this page: 32076

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General Information:

The U.S. 23 Twin Drive-In was opened on June 15, 1951 with Chester Lauck in “Dreaming Out Loud” & Boris Karloff in “The Fatal Hour” & Roy Rogers in “Trail of Robin Hood”. It initially was a single screen with a car capacity for 1,250 on its 25 acre site. The screen tower had a 5-room apartment for the manager, and in front of the screen tower was a children's' playground with swings, slides, a merry-go-round and a water tank motor boat ride. The U.S. 23 Drive-In was designed & built by Frank Boomer, and was owned and operated by Louis Warrington and Lee Stallard. It is now the only drive-in in Mundy Township, a rarity in a country with only 800 remaining drive-ins. In 2009, a third screen was added.

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Info Updates:
6/29/2013 - DWC
The Warrington family who built,owned and operated this drive-in until Lou`s death in 2009, have sold it. Theater Group has leased it since 2009 and now owns it. They are going to keep as a drive-in,they have installed digital projectors and plan to remodel the bathrooms.
7/4/2010 - Avery Warrington
I am the oldest granddaughter of Diane and Lou warrington, i worked at the drive in since i was a young girl and im lost without it!
5/17/2009 - Madison Warrington
This Drive In, Was the world to The Warrington family. It still is even though it is being leased out. The owner called it his baby. I'm the granddaughter. This drive in was my life.
4/30/2009 - Mike
this theatre will be opening under new management as of May 8th, 2009.
4/5/2009 - Melissa
I heard a couple months ago that this great drive in is closing this summer because of the owners death. I wish somebody would buy this amazing establishment. I have spent much of my summers at this drive in. I am so sad that it is closing.
1/6/2003 - Cinema Treasures
It was originally a single screen drive in. The second 38 x 76 screen was assembled in 1986 using parts from a dismanted drive in screen tower, which originally measured 60 x 120, fabricated by Selby Industries. The original wood screen tower was destroyed in a 1997 arson fire and was replaced that year with the remaining parts from the aforementioned screen tower. As a result of the fire, a planned third screen will not be built.
1/6/2003 - Cinema Treasures
The U.S. 23 Twin Drive-In Theatre was designed by Frank Boomer and was never part of a theater chain. It has been primarily owned by the Warrington family from day one. Its capacity between the two screens is 1,500 cars.
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