Ford Drive-In

10400 Ford Road,
Dearborn, MI 48126

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Ford Drive-In

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Opened May 19, 1950, as a single-screener, with a colossal, late Streamline-style screen, the Ford-Wyoming Drive-In could originally accomodate around 750 cars. It also once advertised a kiddie playground and boat rides for children.

The drive-in was acquired by Wayne Amusements in 1981, and by 1990, and grown to five screens. Another four screens were built during the early-1990’s.

Today, the still-very popular drive-in is the largest in the United States, parking-wise, with space for over 3,000 cars. (The largest drive-in screen-wise is the Thunderbird in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with 13 screens).

The Ford-Wyoming is open year-round, a rarity for drive-ins, and supplies car heaters along with speakers during the winter season.

Screens 6-9 were closed and demolished in May 2010, and in June 2010 it was renamed Ford Drive-In.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 21 comments)

lexmarks567 on May 23, 2010 at 2:08 pm

standard drive-in food. popcorn chips hot dogs etc.

lexmarks567 on May 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm

oh nevermind i see what you mean i spelled snackbar wrong LOL

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on May 28, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Name has been changed to Ford Drive-In it seems, dropping the Wyoming part now that those screens are gone. Website URL is now

lexmarks567 on May 30, 2010 at 6:44 pm

pictures of the screen demo

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on June 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Wow, they start movies at 2:30 am on a Wednesday night? Not like people in MI need to get up and go to work I suppose…

TLSLOEWS on June 30, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Maybe I need to get a job at this drive-in they stay open late or is it early?

lexmarks567 on July 12, 2010 at 2:14 am

I guess they changed the name due to the failed 6-9 side. Wonder if they will yank the Wyoming letters of the main screen towers and the marquee

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Owned by Mutual theatres in the Late Fifties, Bryan.

rivest266 on November 7, 2015 at 7:15 am

May 19th, 1950 grand opening ad in photo section.

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