October 28, 2007

Dearborn drive-in endures, open year-round for families and film buffs

Detroit News:
"Movies flickering under the stars, tykes in pajamas on a car roof, a speaker dangling through the window as Rover leaps around the back seat. Wait a minute, what time of year is it? Fall leaves and winter snowfalls are no problem at the Ford-Wyoming Drive-In, which bills itself as the largest drive-in theater in the world. The Dearborn venue, with 3,000 parking spots, is one of those rarest of rarities, a drive-in that stays open year-round. Outlasting most of its peers, the Ford-Wyoming in Dearborn continues to have solid business in Metro Detroit. Up to 2,000 vehicles visit the nine screens on a busy weekend night, owner Charles Shafer said. Five of the nine screens show films year-round. 'We can stay open in the winter. We've only closed three times in 26 years,' Shafer said."

2 Comments:

Blogger Racefan57 said...

hi... I am originally from Mich. born in GR and raised in Spring Lake/Grand Haven. I now live in northeastern NY but most of my family still reside in Mich. My bother Steve is a Metro Detroit celebrity/comic although his fame has gone to his head and I rarely hear from him.
Nice blog and I will put you on my blog roll.

November 04, 2007  
Blogger Dave Stone said...

Thanks for stopping by Racefan. I grew up in the Detroit area, now living near Indy. My family still lives in Michigan as well so we don't get together as often as we would like.

November 04, 2007  

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