Night Sky Drive-In

2904 Benzie Highway,
Benzonia, MI 49616

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Night Sky Drive-In

A fairly small drive-in serving a very small market. According to an article in the Benzie Record-Banner, it had an early opening on May 14, 1953 with Bud Abbott & Lou Costello in “Jack and the Beanstalk”. The last advertisement for it is in the August 25, 1954 issue of the Benzie Record-Banner. Most likely it could not compete with the larger Cherry Bowl Drive-In in nearby Honor, which opened on July 1, 1953. The site is now occupied by Holton’s Tri-Gas.

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Drive-In 54 on February 28, 2013 at 12:58 pm

It amazing to me that it was only open for a short period of time. With all the money that was invested into it. You would think that it would have stayed open at least two years. Unless the owners ran out money and lost it.

MichaelKilgore on April 13, 2020 at 11:45 am

Billboard, Sept. 5, 1953: “William Clark, Detroit, has taken over buying and booking of film for the new Night Sky Drive-In at Beulah, Mich.”

kennerado on April 13, 2020 at 8:01 pm

It looks like they were working on expansion when it closed, a 1954 aerial photo appears to show construction on more ramps at the back of the field.

davidcoppock on April 15, 2020 at 4:31 am

Opened on 14/5/1953 with a colour cartoon(not named0, “Beaver Valley” and “Jack and the beanstalk”.

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