Every once in a while, we love having a good old-fashioned throwback night! One awesome way to do that in Michigan is at a drive-in movie theater! There are 9 functional drive-in movie theaters in Michigan (that we could find!), so chances are, there’s one close to you. Most usually feature family friendly films, but we noticed a few have some scary films and R-rated – so be sure to check the line-up before popping your popcorn and piling into the car!
USA Hockey Arena, 14900 Beck Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170
Open only from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Summer Drive-In is a great pop up location for family fun. There are 3 screens with movies ranging from G to R, so check the line up before heading out. Chances are you will find a family friendly double feature no matter which date you visit! The Summer Drive-In also has an onsite concession stand for snacks and drinks.
Gates open at 7:30pm. Movies start at dusk.
The US-23 Drive-In
5200 Fenton Rd, Flint MI 48507
After a short time down, the US 23 Drive-In is back up and running after being revived by new owners. Originally built in 1952, US 23 has two screens and shows double features each night and most are family friendly with the exception of some late feature rated R movies. Their concession stand was recently expanded, so don’t forget to try the new burgers or grab a root beer float!
Gates open at 7:30pm. Movies start around 9:40pm.
2778 Sanilac Rd, Carsonville, MI 48419
The Hi-Way Drive-In first opened in 1947 and is open daily for a double feature. New movies start on Fridays and run for the entire week, so be sure to check out the most popular family movies playing when they are released! Campers are welcome here and movie goers are sometimes treated to a fireworks show, and there is a small concessions stand as well.
Movies start at dusk.
Ford-Wyoming Drive-In Theatre
10400 Ford Rd, Dearborn, MI 48126
The Ford-Wyoming was built in the 1950s and is an Art Deco masterpiece. It’s worth getting there early just to marvel at the architecture! Open 7 days a week, they often have an early and a late double feature – so this is perfect for the night owls!
Gates open at 8pm. Movie times are around dusk.
119W Chicago Rd, Coldwater, MI 49036
The Capri came to Coldwater in 1964 and is now one of the community staples in the summer! Featuring multiple screens, the Capri is open daily. Most features are family friendly, so definitely bring everyone along!
Movies start at sundown.
920 E Summit Ave, Muskegon, MI 49444
The Getty Drive-In is a twist on West Michigan’s largest cinema company, Celebration Cinemas. Opening in 1948, the Getty has 4 screens and double features on most nights! There are concessions stands available and playground as well for the kiddos. Movies aren’t always family friendly though, so check the line up before heading out.
Gates open at 8pm. Movies start at dusk.
69071 Red Arrow Hwy, Hartford, MI 49057
The Sunset Drive-In was started in 1948 and has one of our favorite features – carload pricing! You can watch two movies each night and get the whole family in for just one low price. The Sunset has movies every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and you can get snacks or concessions right on site.
Gates open at 7pm. Movies start at dusk.
Five Mile Drive-In Movie Theater
28190 M-152, Dowagiac, MI 49047
Five Mile Drive-In was built in 1961 and like the Sunset, they have car load pricing – we cannot get over how great that feature is for families. Open Friday – Sunday, Five Mile has a concession stand on site with full dinner items available.
Gates open at 7pm. Movies start at dusk.
Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theater
9812 Honor Hwy, Honor, MI 49640
The Cherry Bowl Drive-In, which opened in 1953, is a northern Michigan favorite! With all sorts of additional things on site, like a diner, putt-putt golf, playground, pony rides, and tons of fun picture opportunities, you could easily spend a day here. The Cherry Bowl is always family friendly and has double features – so you get two movies for the price of one!
Movies start at Dusk.