CARSONVILLE DRIVE IN MOVIE THEATER

So this is a real treat for us. They don’t have a park for the kiddies so bring a ball or outdoor game. This Drive In brings back many memories from my childhood. We figured if it didnt go, wed bulldoze the place and have commercial property. Kursinsky said the atmosphere has not changed. It shows double features nightly Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Then I got addicted to the place, and Im out here almost every night. Nicholson, 30, of Croswell, and Ramsey, 36, of Marlette, both confess to not having been to a drive-in for years. An evening show at a multi-plex theater at the mall easily costs as much for one movie. So this is what we do, visit the property and the drive-in. When it got closer to dusk, it was smiles all around. We also live in Texas, and most of the drive-ins there are closed now, she said. The restored drive-in plays double bills from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. There are some folks who even bring in couches.

Owner Steve Kursinsky said although there are spaces for vehicles, the FM radio broadcast allows them to pack about into the theater on really busy nights.

Its their second time this summer at the Hi-Way. Number of visits to this page since Sept Now in its fourth season, the restrooms have been refurbished and most of the original speakers many of which were stolen through the years have been replaced with an FM radio broadcast of the movie soundtracks. There is no baby-sitting cost and there is no rule against bringing in food.

I didn’t get home untill 4: Gotta wonder un went into some of these old references. We decided to give it one year to see what would happen, Kursinsky, 32, of Sandusky said. In the spring of they started the Highway Drive-In. Another shows off the Hi-Way when it opened 55 years ago. So it was hard for them to get first carsonvulle films oftentimes they would order their films in cooperation with a local theater and the distribution companies would drop them off their and theater owners would pick them up and take them to drie drive-in and visa-versa when returning them.

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Its funny how short it lasted. We figured if it didnt go, wed bulldoze the place and have commercial property.

Clement was the money man and Davis movir the builder operator. A number of vans, trucks, SUVs and other vehicles begin filling in the spaces around the Gagetown familys Chevy Silverado more than 90 minutes before the movie is scheduled to begin at the Hi-Way Drive-In on M, just west of this small Thumb town. Maybe this was a similar situation. You dont have to worry about sitting in a seat where someone has spilled pop all over the place.

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An overstuffed swivel rocking chair sits in a corner and provides thezter when he can take a break – something that doesnt come often during the night. This is Arnolds 29th summer as the projectionist at the drive-in. Standards such as popcorn, candy, hot dogs and sodas are still available, but the updated menu also includes nachos and pizza. It shows double features nightly Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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Chris on January 22, at 6: Painted yellow stars and movie reels decorate the walls. It never ceases to amaze me that we still have cars at the theatter office at 2: On the fourth of JulyClair Brinker and myself were invited to assist Doug with firing the fireworks. That attraction drew him to a career in the movie business.

Reasons for the decline, which started in the mids, are as varied as the movies shown on the big screens. Great place and great people that run it! The video above was the first time I ever saw the equipment! Aftermath and rebuilding photos in the WMV video. The drive-in was showing signs of its age before Kursinsky and his partner bought it a few years ago. Memory lane Dawn Nicholson and Pamela Ramsey relax in their lawn chairs.

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Thanks for posting it. Kursinsky said the atmosphere has not changed. Across the country, about drive-ins in 46 states remain open. Some of that time was watching movies and fireworks, and some was pulling weeds from the flower beds in front, carsonvile the speakers, and when I was older, manning the ticket booth.

Also, the screen blew down in April If you dont know the people next to you, you probably will by the end of the night. The place is actually open? They were a community center for young people.

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Bear in mind the drive-in has been remodeled since! Brown said drive-in theaters served the same purpose in their heyday that shopping malls serve now.

Here are some snippets from a night at the xarsonville Only nine still operate. The antique clips boasting the selections of the refreshment stand are still shown between movies. In September, it is open weekends only.

In the s, they numbered about 5, in all 50 states. This Drive In brings back many memories from my childhood.