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elsrbagokrapp commented about Adrian Digital Cinema 10 on Feb 20, 2022 at 8:35 pm

This was built using the east half of the lot of the Lenawee Drive-in. The rest is now houses. On the very north side of the lot a tall pole with multiple lights still stands; it is the last remaining piece of the drive in.

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elsrbagokrapp commented about Sky Drive-In on Nov 21, 2021 at 5:26 pm

Late 50s or early 60s, the area in front of the screen tower was watered down for ice skating during the day. The screen tower made a great windbreak. The tree in middle left of this photo which used to touch the fence is still there today (2021) and it’s huge now!

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elsrbagokrapp commented about Sky Drive-In on Mar 7, 2018 at 12:07 pm

This would be the original snack bar built in ‘49 which burned down – the new snack bar was all brick construction.

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elsrbagokrapp commented about Lenawee Twin Drive-In on Feb 24, 2018 at 8:19 pm

Don’t know who uploaded this newspaper clipping, but this is of the Sky drive-in on the south side of Adrian, not the Lenawee.

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elsrbagokrapp commented about Sky Drive-In on Feb 9, 2018 at 9:47 pm

This is a photo taken by the then projectionist Oscar Matson (deceased) in June of 1981 after a fresh coat of Battleship grey and flat white were applied. Behind the screen tower is US-223. Oscar steadied his camera on a speaker post on ramp #3. RIP Oscar!

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elsrbagokrapp commented about Scio Drive-In on Nov 23, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Miss the wet T shirt nights which occured on top of the concessions. Sure drew a crowd when they had one.

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elsrbagokrapp commented about Star Auto Theatre on Nov 23, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I was there the final Saturday night. Boy did the place fill fast when word got around that it was the last show. Cars were parked up against the fence and many turned away. I bet they had second thoughts about closing after that crowd showed up.

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elsrbagokrapp commented about Michigan Drive-In on Nov 17, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Ken, the glassed in area is a small stage for services or performances. It wasn’t much of a drive-in, the picture was projected with a VHS outfit at 4 x 3 and not film. It never had cinemescope. Last I heard someone wanted to re-zone the place to commercial so possibly movies will show again. As a church drive-in, there were no property taxes.

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elsrbagokrapp commented about Lenawee Twin Drive-In on Nov 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Sorry Chuck, but that newspaper photo is of the Sky on the south side of Adrian when it was falling apart. There are no known photos of the Lenawee available, I’ve looked. I could draw it from memory but hopefully will find some pictures, somewhere, someday.

The second screen was added to the Lenawee in 1978, I believe I saw the first movie shown on it. It was smaller than the main screen, maybe 20 x 40'. Radio sound along with the regular speakers came with the second screen.