Sceen Auto Theatre

8250 E. Lansing Road,
Durand, MI 48429

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Previously operated by: Mid-States Theaters Inc.

Previous Names: Hi-Vue Drive-In, Sceen Drive-In, Durand Dirties

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Sceen Drive-In

The Hi-Vue Drive-In opened on April 5, 1956. This was a single screen ozoner but no car capacity was listed. Later operating as the Sceen Auto Theatre, an XXX Rated drive-in, it sold itself that way with advertisements like ‘Husbands invite your Wives on Tuesday and they get in Free’.

One site says it is now a cemetery and one says a golf course. It was operated by Midstates Theatres from 1966 until closing in the mid-1980’s.

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steelbeard1 on June 9, 2011 at 11:03 am

The drive-in site is now a golf driving range. The screen tower is still standing with green siding on all sides.

palilunas on August 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm

I’m researching the history of Michigan drive-in theaters and would be very interested in hearing from anyone who remembers the Hi-Vue/Sceen theater. If you were or are a resident of Durand, a former patron of the theater, or an ex-employee who would like to share your stories, please contact me.

Dr. Peter Alilunas
University of Michigan

davidcoppock on November 6, 2022 at 7:53 am

Opened on 5th April 1956.

nsortzi on May 17, 2024 at 12:46 am

If you look at an aerial view of this site on Google Maps you can see the outline of the parking spots. Street view shows the sign is still there as well as the screen. It looks like there’s a driving range at the site, but the aforementioned golf course actually goes around the property. There doesn’t seem to be a cemetery on site either.

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