The Flint Drive-in opened in
May 1948, and later became known as
The North Flint Drive-in.
It was owned by Gordon and Berne Ulmer and later by Mt. Morris Dirve-in Corp.
Car capacity was 760 with one screen. It was closed in 1966 and demolished. K-mart Corp. operated a store on the site until the store was closed.
Beecher was the only school in Genesee County where you could watch a first run movie during our footballl games.
OLD AS DIRT, ARE YOU ? ? ?
I cleaning out my grandmother's house and I found an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to "sprinkle" clothes with because we didn't have steam irons.
Man, I am old.
Older Than Dirt Quiz: Count all the ones that you remember, not the ones you were told about. Ratings at the bottom.
How many do you remember?
1. Blackjack chewing gum
2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes in a box
4. Pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
5. Coffee shops or! diners with tableside juke boxes
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7. Party lines
8. Newsreels before the movie
9. P.F. Flyers (Black High Tops)
10. Butch wax (I used jars of this)
11.Phone nos with a word prefix (Sunset 9-0901)
12. Peashooters (Mother always wonder where the navy beans disapeared to...)
13. Howdy Doody, Buffalo Bob and Clarabell
14. 45 RPM records
15. S&H Green Stamps
16 Hi-fi's and 78s, 45s and 33rpm records
17. Metal ice trays with a lever to remove ice cubes
18. Mimeograph paper (ever sinff the ink?)
19 Blue flash! bulbs for your Brownine
20. Packards or Hudsons?
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork popguns or pingpong guns
24. Studebakers or Edsels
25. Wash tub wringers
26. Head lights dimmer switches on the floor.
27. Ignition switches on the dashboard.
28. Heaters mounted on the inside of the car
29. Real wooden ice boxes. (No electric needed)
30. Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
31. Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
32. Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.
33. Making a Hot Rod cart out of old lumber and mower wheels
33. Submarine Races
34. Snipe Hunting
35. 25 cent allowances for taking out trash or doing dishes
If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young
If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older!
If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age,
If you remembered 16-25 = You're as old as me
If you remembered 26-30 = You are older than me!!!
I might be older than dirt but those memories are
the best part of my life.