Updated! Upcoming Drive-in Showings in Metro Detroit

Here’s what to see through Oct. 1
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Photograph courtesy of Canterbury Village

With movie theaters still shut down to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, drive-ins continue to be a prime option for catching a flick. From family-friendly cartoons to laugh-out-loud comedies and classic horror, here’s a look at the upcoming drive-in showings in metro Detroit.

Canterbury Village Drive-In Powered by Emagine 

The Canterbury Village drive-in theater features a single 14-foot by 32-foot, high-resolution LED screen and offers sound via car radio systems. Tickets can be purchased online, and pricing is based on the number of people per vehicle. It is $20 for up to four people per car, $25 for up to five, and $30 for up to six. On Wednesday nights, guests can choose to pay $10 more to upgrade to a double feature. No coolers or outside food or drink are allowed, but the C-Pub Bar & Grill at Canterbury Village is open to drive-in attendees. As part of the theater’s COVID-19 safety protocols, capacity is limited, and guests must stay in their designated area. Canterbury Village Drive-In Powered by Emagine, 2359 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion; bigtickets.com 

Sept. 18, 6 p.m. The Lorax 

Sept. 18, 7 p.m. Friday Night Lights: Lake Orion Dragons vs Oxford Wildcats 

Sept 18, 9 p.m. Neighbors 

Sept. 19, 6 p.m. The Lego Movie Part 2: The Second Part 

Sept. 19, 9 p.m. The Big Lebowski 

Sept. 20, 6 p.m. The Secret Life of Pets 2 

Sept 20, 9 p.m. The Blues Brothers 

Sept. 23, 5:45 p.m. Fright Night: DolittleParanormal Activity, and Paranormal Activity 2 

Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Friday Night Lights: Lake Orion Dragons vs Oak Park Knights

Sept 27 at 6 p.m. Sing

Sept 27 at 9 p.m. Scarface

USA Hockey Arena 

Gates open at 7:30 every night at USA Hockey Arena’s Summer Drive-in. The drive-in theater offers three screens, and one movie is shown per screen each night. As part of the theater’s COVID-19 safety precautions, tickets — which are $10 for each adult, $8 per child, and free for kids 3 and under — must be purchased online ahead of time. There is limited capacity at each screen, and guests must wear a mask if they use the restroom, which is located inside the arena. CJ’s Brewing Co. provides curbside carryout and concession snacks — such as salads, sliders, pizza, candy, popcorn, and bottled beverages — through mobile ordering. USA Hockey Arena, 14900 N. Beck Road, Plymouth; 734-453-6400; usahockeyarena.com/drivein  

Sept. 18-24, at dusk The Broken Hearts Gallery 

Sept. 18-24, at dusk Minions 

Sept. 18-24, at dusk Caddyshack 

Sept. 25-Sept. 30, at dusk Vacation

Sept. 25-Sept. 30, at dusk Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Sept. 25-Sept. 30, at dusk It (2017)

Ford Wyoming Drive-In 

This Dearborn drive-in is open seven days a week. Each drive-in showing is a double feature, and the box office opens at 7:30 p.m. for in-person ticket sales. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. There is no cost for children who are under 5 years old. During the pandemic, Ford Wyoming is operating at half capacity, and drive-in speakers are not available for use. Instead, guests must use their vehicle’s radio — or a portable radio — to play sound. Face masks are required for access to the restrooms or concession stand, which is offering a limited menu. More information on social distancing rules and regulations is available on the Ford Wyoming website. Ford Wyoming Drive-In, 10400 Ford Road, Dearborn; 313-846-6910; forddrivein.com

(Double feature) 

Sept. 18-24, 8:10 p.m. The New Mutants 

Sept. 18-24, 10:10 p.m. Iron Man 

Sept 19-25, 12:35 a.m. Avengers: Infinity War 

Sept 19-25, 12:35 a.m. The New Mutants 

(Double feature) 

Sept. 18-24, 8 p.m. Halloween 

Sept 18-24, 9:50 p.m. Scream 

Sept. 19-25, 12:05 a.m. She Dies Tomorrow 

Sept 19-25, 1:05 a.m. Halloween 

(Double feature)

Sept. 18-24, 8:10 p.m. Unhinged 

Sept 18-24, 9:55 p.m. The Chronicles of Riddick 

Sept. 19-25, 12:15 a.m. Unhinged 

(Double feature)

Sept. 18-24, 8:05 p.m. A Nightmare on Elm Street 

Sept. 18-24, 9:55 p.m. Candyman 

Sept. 18-24, 11:50 p.m. A Nightmare on Elm Street 

Sept. 19-25, 1:50 a.mCandyman 

(Double feature)

Sept. 18-24, 8 p.m. Anaconda 

Sept. 18-24, 9:50 p.m. Pitch Black 

Sept 18-24, 11:55 p.m. The Broken Hearts Gallery 

Sept 19-25, 1:55 p.m. Anaconda  

(Double Feature)

Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 8 p.m. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 10:25 p.m. The New Mutants  

Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 12:20 a.m. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

(Double Feature)

Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 8 p.m. Halloween (1978)

Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 9:55 p.m. She Dies Tomorrow

Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 11:40 p.m. Scream (1996)

Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 1:35 a.m. Halloween (1978)

(Double Feature)

Sept. 25-Oct 1, 8:10 p.m. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 10:10 p.m. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Sept. 25-Oct 1, 11:50 p.m. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 1:40 a.m. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

(Double Feature)

Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 8 p.m. IP Man

Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 10:10 p.m. IP Man 4: The Finale

Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 12:15 a.m. Unhinged

Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 1:45 a.m. IP Man

(Double Feature)

Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 8:10 p.m. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 9:55 p.m. Shortcut

Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 11 p.m. Candyman (1992)

Sept. 26-Oct. 1, 1:25 a.m. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Emagine Novi Drive-In 

Gates open early at this Novi drive-in so guests can enjoy pre-show activities, contests, happy hour specials, and early-bird concessions such as popcorn, nachos, and cotton candy. The drive-in, which shows films on a 60-foot by 25-foot screen, is operating at a limited capacity of 175 vehicles per show. Attendees can broadcast sound through their car radio. Tickets are $30 per vehicle — with no more than six people per vehicle. Guests can buy tickets ahead of time on Emagine’s website or mobile app. To stay safe, individuals are required to wear a mask when they leave their parking space. Emagine Novi Drive-In, 4425 W. 12 Mile Road, Novi; emagine-entertainment.com 

Sept. 25, gates open at 6:30 p.m. and movie starts at 8:30 p.m Men in Black (portion of proceeds to benefit Sista Strut)

Sept. 26, gates open at 6:30 p.m. and movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 

Sept. 27, gates open at 6:30 p.m. and movie starts at 8:30 p.m Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 

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