Stadium Drive-In

2500 Turner Avenue NW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

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The Stadium Drive-In was owned by Richard Lavigne and had a preview opening on July 3, 1952 with Eddie Albert in “The Dude Goes West” & John Payne in “Tripoli”. Its grand opening was on July 4, 1952 with Philip Friend in “The Highwayman” & Leo Gorcey and The Bowery Boys in “Let’s Go Navy!”. It was a single screen and possibly closed in May of 1960. The drive-in has since been demolished.

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TenPoundHammer on May 1, 2011 at 7:47 pm

According to, this was part of the Stadium Arena, now the Deltaplex.

rivest266 on November 17, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Uploaded the aerial of the site from 1953, Was this drive-in elsewhere?

rivest266 on February 25, 2024 at 7:56 pm

Opened on July 3rd, 1952. Grand opening ad posted.

Kenmore on February 25, 2024 at 9:14 pm

A 1955 aerial shows the drive-in behind what would become the Delta Plex Arena.

What’s interesting is the parking overflow which runs alongside the drive-in. It has straight lines for parking, so I doubt it was intended to become a second screen for the drive-in.

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