Blue Sky Drive-In

2150 N. Opdyke Road,
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

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Previously operated by: National Amusements

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Blue Sky Drive-In

Located in Auburn Hills to the north of Pontiac, MI. The Blue Sky Drive-In opened in 1948, around the same time as two other area drive-ins, the Walled Lake Drive-In (better known as the Walake) and the Pontiac Drive-In. Initially operated by Northeast Drive-In Theatre Corp., by 1952 it was operated by Roger Robinson. The Blue Sky Drive-In later became part of the National Amusements chain. It originally had space for around 785-cars.

The Blue Sky Drive-In was demolished in 1989 to make way for the Showcase Cinemas Auburn Hills megaplex, which, in turn, closed in 2002, due to competition from the new Star Theatres Great Lakes Crossing 25, also in Auburn Hills.

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Michigandriveins.com
Michigandriveins.com on November 8, 2008 at 7:30 am

The Blue Sky was operated by Arthur and Roger Robinson from 1948 until 1965. Sumner Redstone and his Northeast Theatre Corp. (National Amusements) came to Michigan in 1964, acquiring the Miracle Mile, Waterford and Pontiac drive-ins. They took over the Blue Sky in 1965 and owned it until it’s closure in 1987. New link: http://www.michigandriveins.com/bluesky79.asp

Also, the Walled Lake (E. Lake Dr. 1945-50) and the Walake (Maple Rd. 1956-86) were two different drive-ins.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on November 12, 2019 at 9:51 am

Billboard, July 10, 1954: “The Blue Sky Drive-In at Pontiac, Mich., is installing a huge attraction board, 40 feet long by 27 high, said to be the largest for an outdoor theater in the State.”

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