Town Drive-In

9377 Telegraph Road,
Detroit, MI 48239

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Previously operated by: Community Circuit Theaters

Architects: Ted Rogvoy

Styles: Art Deco

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Mid `50's photo courtesy of the Y-Block Guy Facebook page.

Located in the Redford Charter Township section to the northwest of Detroit, MI. Community Theatres operated this ozoner, it boasted a 1,100 car capacity with a single screen. Listed as opening On May 4, 1949 with Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in “The Fighting O'Flynn”. It was closed in December of 1962, It has since been demolished and a shopping plaza sits on its site.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 18, 2009 at 12:38 am

The Town Drive-In was designed by architect Ted Rogvoy, according to an item in Boxoffice, February 25, 1950. The article is illustrated by a small rendering.

The location of this theater, by the way, is Redford, not Redrod.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on April 18, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Added a nice clear photo.

dansdriveintheater
dansdriveintheater on November 25, 2018 at 12:12 am

was a shopping center in 1967!

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 25, 2018 at 6:02 am

Opened on 4/5/1949 with “The fighting O'Flynn”. Closed in 1963. The screen caught fire while being demolished, due to a cutting torch being use to demolished the screen(sparks set the building under the screen tower on fire). The site is now a Chatham Super Market and E.J. Korvette, McCrory Variety store and Revco Drugstore.

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