Coldwater Drive-In

231 N. Angola Road,
Coldwater, MI 49036

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Rainbow Angels Ensemble on May 14, 2024 at 1:00 am

One of the reasons for closing in 1966 is because of the opening of Capri Drive-In (which has its own page) a few years earlier in 1964.

Kenmore on July 2, 2022 at 12:31 pm

A slightly closer address is 231 N Angola Rd, Coldwater, MI.

This puts it right on the property (Google has been updating their map addresses lately).

A 1958 aerial shows the drive-in operational. By 1983, it had been demolished. Today, the property has been plowed and seemingly resurfaced with on trace hints of a few ramps remaining.

graymatters on July 2, 2022 at 10:38 am

I just uploaded seven photos of the Coldwater Drive-in and worksite, all of which were taken by my grandfather Albert S. (Al) Johnson in 1949. His Johnson Construction Company built several Michigan drive-ins between 1950 and 1953. Our family records don’t include the Coldwater Drive-in so it’s not clear whether this was a Johnson project. It’s certainly possible that this was Al Johnson’s first drive-in project. If not, then perhaps he took the photos as research before undertaking his drive-in projects.

The back of each photo is inscribed “49 Coldwater.” These photos were found (in June 2022) in Albert S. Johnson Jr’s papers by his son Albert s. Johson III.

Andy Gray

TomMc11 on June 6, 2018 at 6:50 am

Address should be 237 N. Angola Road, Coldwater MI. The address above is for S. Angola and directs you to nothing pertaining to this DI. 237 N. Angola will put you at the business that is now on the property. Ramps are still faintly visible. A 1955 Historic Aerial shows a functioning Drive In.

CSWalczak on November 12, 2012 at 9:08 am

There is a picture of this drive-in’s screen and an aerial photo of its location on its page at on November 22, 2010 at 2:19 pm

The Coldwater Drive-In was open thru the summer of 1967. The blurry photos are vidcaps from an old home movie by the owner of the Capri Drive-In. They are the only known images of this drive-in. If anyone has better photos, please share them with us. Here is an updated link: