Beltline Drive-In Theatre Sign With Neon Bugs Bunny & Pluto - Wyoming, Michigan - March, 1988 (Demolished - Mid '90's). This Also Has Been The Beltline Flea Market Sight For Many Years.
This was torn down in 1989, I believe. It was one of at least a few drive-in theatres in or near Grand Rapids, along with the "Plainfield" and the "Vista". The grounds are still used, as it has been for many years, for a flea market. Jack Loek's, once employed with the large Butterfield Theater chain that owned scores of theaters throughout Michigan, bought this and built the big movie house, "Studio 28" right next door on the same parcel of land. "Studio 28" was the first theater in the country to provide multiple screens under one roof (later one of the largest of its kind). After decades of success, "Studio 28" closed its doors in 2008.