Ecorse Drive-In

21366 Ecorse Road,
Taylor, MI 48180

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Architects: Ted Rogvoy

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Ecorse Drive-In

The Ecorse Drive-In opened on April 22, 1951 with Joan Fontaine in “September Affair” & Steve Cochran in “Highway 301”. It opened as a single screen drive-in with a capacity for 1,000 cars. Around 1970 a second screen was added. The Ecorse Drive-In closed in 1985.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 9, 2009 at 11:04 pm

A rendering of the Ecorse Drive-In appeared in the February 17, 1951, issue of Boxoffice. The architect was Ted Rogvoy. The Ecorse was built for Charles Komer’s Community Theatres circuit.

TenPoundHammer on April 30, 2011 at 12:56 pm

The site is now a small strip mall called Taylor Commons which opened in 1991, according to real estate listings. Most of the strip is now vacant, but a Taco Bell, McDonald’s and Applebee’s are all in the parking lot.

rivest266 on November 7, 2015 at 8:01 am

April 22nd,1951 grand opening ad in photo section.

CMHurley on March 25, 2016 at 1:38 pm

Anyone remember the storm of July 16, 1980? If I remember correctly it destroyed the screen of the Ecorse Drive In and it had to be rebuilt.

CMHurley on March 25, 2016 at 1:44 pm

Photos of the destroyed screen from July 1980 can be seen here….

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