Watch Out For Those Monthly Payments! The marquee on the Ypsi-Ann Drive-In Theater seems to offer a remarkable bargain today: "Solid Gold Cadillac" - "No Down Payment." However, it's just an amusing combination of movie titles.
Snow Business Halts Show Business: Saturday's heavy snowfall wrecked the operation of area drive-in theaters, which has just opened for the season. it also caused this hastily erected explanation on the marquee of the Ypsi-Ann Drive-In on Washtenaw Rd.
Construction of the new Scio Drive-In Theater on Jackson Rd. four miles west of Ann Arbor is in the final stages. Shown here is the 65-foot screen tower being raisedinto place after being assembled on the ground. The theater will be managed by Edward Carrow and Arthur and Roger Robinson, who also run the Ypsi-Ann Drive-In. It will be the first drive-in theater in Michigan to have double ramps. Weather permitting, it will open sometime during the first two weeks in April.
Carpeted floors and an acoustical ceiling with built-in lights mark the entrance lobby of the new Campus Theater. There is also a touch of walnut trim. The far door leads into the auditorium. The theater will be open to the public at 1 p.m. tomorrow. A private showing for invited guests only is scheduled to be held tonight.
Theater Interior: Within this 1,054-seat Campus Theater auditorium, simplicity of design and well engineered "floor pitch" are prime characteristics. The "pitch" or slope is planned to provide maxium view of the screen from all angles.
This trim, triangular marquee and large glass areas give a modern look to the Campus Theater at 1208 S. University Ave. It is the first theater to be built in Ann Arbor since the State Theater was constructed in the 1940's. It is said to be one of the three movie houses built in the United States during the past 10 years.