ABANDONED: Mid-Michigan’s Old Drive-In Theaters
Every so often I hear someone reminiscing and wishing there were still drive-in movie theaters in Mid-Michigan. Yeah, I'm one of 'em.
If you were growing up in the 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's, you more than likely frequented the drive-ins. The in-car speakers were tinny & scratchy, the movie was fuzzy, the concession stand burgers were overcooked, the popcorn was greasy, the pop had too much ice, pizza was like biting into cardboard, the hot dogs were wrinkled and other people's headlights would blind you.
But we loved it, didn't we? This was one of our simple pleasures we took for granted. It's a shame today's generation can't get those same youthful drive-in experiences. Well, they can, but they'd have to drive quite a ways to get to the nearest drive-in theater.
Below are a few satellite photos of some old abandoned drive-in theaters in the Lansing/Mid-Michigan area. It’s a shame there are NONE to visit in this area. Sure, there are a few still in operation in Michigan, but not any around here. You'd have to drive to the Capri Drive-In in Coldwater.
Check out these Lansing/Jackson drive-in theaters from years past...
NORTHSIDE DRIVE-IN, LANSING – google maps
JACKSON DRIVE-IN, JACKSON – google maps