Hilltop Drive-In

4965 Danforth Road,
Escanaba, MI 49829

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Previously operated by: Delft Theaters Inc.

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Hilltop Drive-In

The Hilltop Drive-In was operated by Delft Theatres when it opened and later by Mescop and then M. Peterson. The drive-in opened on May 1, 1953 with Charlton Heston in “The Savage”. It had a car capacity listed at 500 with a single screen. It is listed as closing in 1989 and has since been demolished.

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 15, 2009 at 11:30 am

Much more visible in the 1993 shot.


TenPoundHammer on April 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Two roads were built over parts of the drive-in lot in the 1990s, one of which is called Theater Drive. According to Google Street View, only the screen foundation is still evident.

davidcoppock on February 29, 2020 at 8:39 pm

Opened on 1/5/1951. The ticket booth and one speaker post still remain too. The site is now a housing estate called Hilltop Estates.

davidcoppock on February 29, 2020 at 8:44 pm

Opened on 1/5/1953 with “The Savage”, and the grand opening on 3/5/1953 with news, a cartoon(not named), “The Savage” and “Call me madam”.

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