10 Drive-In Movie Theaters in Michigan

These Michigan drive-ins offer tons of old-school movie fun.
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Photograph courtesy of Ford-Wyoming Drive-in

These days, you can get just about any movie you want to watch streamed directly into your living room, but there’s still something magical about taking in a flick at the local theater — especially if that theater is a drive-in.

Though the popularity of the drive-in faded in the ‘90s, there are still a few of these cinematic gems across the state — including one right here in metro Detroit. So, what are you waiting for? Pack a snack, pick a movie, and grab a spot at these 10 Michigan drive-in theaters.

Hi-Way Drive-In

The oldest remaining drive-in theater in Michigan, Hi-Way is a classic all-grass lot with a concession stand, relaxing scenery, and showings into early fall. $20 per vehicle, senior and veteran discounts. Hi Way Drive-In, 2778 E Sanilac Road, Carsonville; 810-657-6684; facebook.com.

Ford-Wyoming Drive-In

Open all year round with five separate screens, Ford Wyoming Drive-In is an easy pick for metro Detroiters. Movie schedules are uploaded on Tuesdays, and online tickets are available weekly. Gates open at 8 p.m. in the summer — and heaters are offered in the winter! Open seven days a week. Ford Wyoming Drive-In, 10400 Ford Road, Dearborn; 313-846-6910; forddrivein.com.

Getty Drive-In

Head out to the west side of the state for your next drive-in movie night. Getty Drive-in has been a crowd favorite since 1944, with its concessions, four screens, and affordable ticket prices. Adults pay $12; military, seniors, and college students pay $8; and kids are $7.50. Gates open at 8 p.m., movies begin at dusk. Getty Drive In, 920 E Summit Ave., Muskegon; 231-798-2608; celebrationcinema.com.

U.S. 23 Drive-In Theatre

Founded over 70 years ago, U.S. 23 Drive-in Theatre has offered comfortable drive-in experiences for decades. The two screens, concession stand, and large parking lot make it a great choice for outdoor movie night. Treat a friend and purchase a gift card online! Open until early fall. U.S. 23 Drive-In Theatre, 5200 Fenton Road, Flint; 810-238-0751; us23driveintheater.com.

Capri Drive-In Theater

Make any night movie night at Capri Drive-In. Enjoy daily showings until the end of summer. They have closed for the 2023 season. Movies start at sundown during the regular season. $30 carload nights on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Open seven days a week. Capri Drive-In Theater, 119 W Chicago Road, Coldwater; 517-278-5628; capridrive-in.com.

Sunset Drive-In Movie Theater

Open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the summer (and sometimes on Thursdays for special new releases), Sunset Drive-In is a perfect weekend destination. Listen to the movie on 91.1 FM or a loaner radio, and enjoy the playground and concession stand before the sun sets. Gates open at 7 p.m., and movies begin at dark. Sunset Drive-In Movie Theater, 69071 Red Arrow Hwy, Hartford; 269-621-4194; sunsethartford.com.

5 Mile Drive-In

The sister theater of Sunset Drive-In, 5 Mile is open Memorial Day through Labor Day and can accommodate 500 cars! Built in 1961, the grounds also have a playground to burn some energy before the showing. Listen to the movie on FM 100.3. 5 Mile Drive-In, 28190 M-152, Dowagiac; 269-782-7879; 5miledrivein.com.

Memory Lane Drive-In Theater

With two screens, concessions, and special events, this theater has a mission of “creating memories that last a lifetime.” Memory Lane Drive-In was opened by Todd Williams, an ‘80s kid who wanted to recreate the nostalgia and memories he felt going to drive-in movies when he was younger …and so Memory Lane opened in 2021! Gates open one hour before showtime. Memory Lane Drive-In Theater, 6501 N. Monroe St., Monroe; 734-457-9898; memorylanedrivein.com.

Summer Drive-In

Take a trip to USA Hockey Arena this summer for a fun movie night. The arena doubles as a drive-in space during the summer months with three screens to choose from. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Open Wednesday through Sunday. General admission is $12, kids 4-12 are $10, and kids under 3 are free. Summer Drive-In at USA Hockey Arena, 14900 Beck Road, Plymouth; 734-927-3284; usahockeyarena.com.

Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre

Head up to the top of the state for a weekend trips and some cozy summer movie nights through Labor Day (they have closed for the 2023 season). Play ‘50s-style mini golf, check out the playground, have a snack, and get ready for the movie. Movies play all weekend long during the summer, no matter what. “Rain or Shine – Dusk is the Time.” Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre, 9812 Honor Hwy, Honor; 231-325-3413; cherrybowldrivein.com.

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