Ford Drive-In

10400 Ford Road,
Dearborn, MI 48126

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davidcoppock on November 24, 2022 at 9:29 am

Also opened on 19th May with “Road to Rio”.

DavidAndrews on May 30, 2020 at 12:44 am

This drive-in tried to reopen at midnight, but was shut down by the Dearborn police.

MichaelKilgore on August 13, 2017 at 4:21 pm

BTW, the Ford can’t hold 3000 cars any more. From the current aerial view on Google Maps, you can see the separate, four-field area (with a chemical plant(?) in between) is now becoming overgrown. The Henry Ford wrote that the Ford-Wyoming could handle 3000 at its peak with all nine screens, prompting those “largest drive-in in the world” claims.

MichaelKilgore on August 13, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Screen evolution clues from the Detroit Free Press back issues:

July 1982: apparently still one screen

1983-85: “Ford Wyoming 1-2-3” three screens

July 11, 1986: “The Ford Wyoming started with one screen, now has four, and (manager Ed) Szurek says he wished he had room for five more.”

July 1987: “Ford Wyoming 4” four screens

July 1988-90: 5 screens

July 1991-94: 8 screens; 6-8 listed as “2 blocks N of Ford Road”

July 1995: 9 screens; 6-9 listed as “2 blocks N of Ford Road”

MichaelKilgore on August 13, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Not a lot of meat here, but this is the data dump for the Ford Wyoming in my Theatre Catalogs and Motion Picture Almanacs.

1952 TC: Exec: John Wafhen, and Mutual Ths., capacity 750.

1953-63 MPA: Mutual Theatres, 750.

1955-56 TC: C. W. Clark, and Cooperative Ct., 750.

1969-76 MPA: 750.

1982 MPA: H. Clark, 1000.

1984-88 MPA: Schafer.

rivest266 on November 7, 2015 at 7:15 am

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

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

Owned by Mutual theatres in the Late Fifties, Bryan.

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

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?

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…

lexmarks567 on May 30, 2010 at 6:44 pm

pictures of the screen demo

View link

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 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm

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

lexmarks567 on May 23, 2010 at 2:08 pm

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

CSWalczak on May 23, 2010 at 1:18 am

The snakebar? What did they serve?

lexmarks567 on May 22, 2010 at 1:32 pm

the demo of the 6-9 is underway the snakebar has been cleaned out and they got to the end of may to pull down the screens. the screens were offered for free around the drive-in circuit but there were no takers.

lexmarks567 on April 8, 2010 at 11:22 pm

its official the ford wyoming is now down to 5 screens. the website no longer lists the 6-9 only the 1-5 tab remains.

lexmarks567 on October 10, 2009 at 2:49 pm

I guess this was the last year for 6-9 according to the employees. the land lease expired this year.

lexmarks567 on June 24, 2009 at 3:49 pm

ok posted from the website starting 6/26 the 6-9 will be open daily.

lexmarks567 on May 7, 2009 at 12:18 am

any word if 6-9 will be re-opening this year

lexmarks567 on February 8, 2009 at 1:10 pm

the ford wyoming is now accepting all major credit and debit cards at the box office and food court. on April 21, 2008 at 6:13 pm

The 6-9 reopens April 25, 2008.

lexmarks567 on March 21, 2008 at 1:18 am

any word on whats happening with 6-9 they were up for sale thanks to the guy who owns the land.Mr.Shafer does not own the land on 6-9 only 1-5

kencmcintyre on January 28, 2006 at 4:14 pm

This is the Ford-Wyoming 1-5. There is also a Ford-Wyoming 6-9 which opened in Dearborn in 1991. Here are links for both: