Grand opening photo takes us back to 1950

Over in The News-Herald of Southgate MI, guest writer Wallace Hayden starts with the 1950 grand opening photo of the Fort Drive-In in nearby Wyandotte. Then Hayden, the historical librarian at the Bacon Memorial District Library, weaves a thorough, interesting tale of the Fort in particular and drive-ins in general. (You’ll have to click the link…

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Cherry Bowl wins Project Drive-In’s second projector

The Cherry Bowl Drive-In (Honor MI) is today’s winner of Honda’s Project Drive-In. “Thank you to everyone who voted, and voted, and voted!” said the Cherry Bowl’s web site today. “Without you this would never have been possible.” WPBN, Traverse City’s news leader, picked up the story, noting that “A Benzie County landmark will stay open thanks to…

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Getty Drive-In goes digital

At Carload, we love a good excuse for video, and here’s a nice report from WZZM, Grand Rapids MI’s news leader. In nearby Muskegon, the Getty 4 Drive-In has committed to a quarter-million dollar upgrade to digital projection. The only sad note: “The four old projectors that were used since the 1960s are heading for…

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