10400 Ford Road,
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Ford Drive-In (Official)
Previously operated by: Wayne Amusements
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Ford-Wyoming Drive-In
News About This Theater
- May 28, 2010 — Ford-Wyoming Drive-In shrinking
Opened May 19, 1950 with Glenn Ford in “The Man From Colorado” & Bob Hope & Bing Crosby in “Road to Rio”. The Ford-Wyoming Drive-In was a single-screener, with a colossal, late Art Deco style screen. The Ford-Wyoming Drive-In could originally accommodate 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.
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