Michigan Drive-In

14900 Dix Toledo Highway,
Southgate, MI 48195

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Previously operated by: Co-Operative Theaters

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Michigan Drive-In 1985

Southgate, a small suburb southwest of Detroit near Wyandotte, was blessed with two great drive-ins, the Fort George Drive-In and the Michigan Drive-In. The Michigan Drive-In opened July 22, 1948 with Larry Parks in “The Swordsman”. It had a capacity for 900 cars when it first opened; this was later increased to 1,200 after a renovation in 1977. Like its brother on Fort Street, the Michigan Drive-In was operated by Nicholas George and Co-Operative Ct. The Michigan Drive-In closed in 1984.

Contributed by Don Solosan

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DonSolosan on July 31, 2008 at 11:38 pm

Opened 1948, closed 1984.

jwmovies on October 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 14900 Dix Toledo Road. Now (wait for it) Walmart! Sigh…

rivest266 on November 6, 2015 at 2:44 pm

July 22nd, 1948 grand opening ad in photo section.

davidcoppock on April 13, 2019 at 9:59 pm

Opened with “The swordsman”. Site is now a Wal-Mart.

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