AKA Silver Drive-In
Source: Rainell Edwards-Monarch
Hi, Lakes Drive In was owned by my Aunt Gloria (my Mom's sister) & Uncle Art. I spent every summer vacation staying with them when I was school age. Didn't realize they were my babysitters all summer. But it was always the best time. The monkey was a Capuchin. So they named him "Capuchie"??
Source: Laura Perkola Rowe
First of all, the monkey's name was not Corky. They actually had a talking parrot who was named Corky. I'm not sure what the monkey's name was. I am a niece of the owner. Gloria Perkola Hamel was my dad's twin sister. I remember the drive-in when I was about 4-6yrs old (1975-1977). I remember the little Ferris wheel and the concession stand. I would purposely order a sundae from my uncle art because he would load it with cherries and whipped cream!! I also remember my Uncle Art patrolling the lot with a flashlight. I remember being scarred for life from the movie Jaws and Carrie! ??. I remember falling asleep on the way home and my dad carrying me in the house. I would do anything to go back to those days! ?.
Source: WaterWinterWonderland.com 2003
This theater was thought to be an empty lot, however it was far from empty. The remnants of the ticket booth, the concession stand and marquee were still there. Note the awesome tile work in the concession stand that spells out Lakes. This drive-in was located right in the middle of a residential area and was surrounded by houses. It must have been quite a site seeing all of the cars clogging the streets on movie nights in the summer!
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