Drive-In Movies Near Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Missing date night at your favorite theater? Get a retro movie-going experience at one of these drive-in movies in southeast Michigan and beyond.

A car parked at a drive-in movie

Date night just doesn’t feel the same when you’re having take-out on the couch week after week. Sure, the time with your sweetie is nice and all but don’t you wish you could go out and see a movie again?

While movie theaters aren’t open in Michigan just yet, you can still get a pretty cool retro movie-going experience at a drive-in.

There are some pretty cool drive-in experiences in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for the whole family — or just you and your bae, if you need a little time away from the kids.

Check out the list to find out what’s playing, grab some concessions and enjoy a movie night!

Canterbury Village Drive-In

  • Address: Canterbury Village, 2325 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion
  • Cost: $20-$30/car

Canterbury Village and Emagine Theatres have teamed up to put flicks on the big-screen. Next up, on Sept. 23, 2020, is their “Early Movie and Fright Night Event, which kicks off with Dolittle (PG) at 5:45 and plays Paranormal Activity and Paranormal Activity 2 (both R), after.

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Detroit City Fieldhouse

  • Address: 3401 E. Lafayette St., Detroit
  • Cost: $15

Detroit City FC and the The Film Lab have teamed up to bring you a series of drive-in movies including a screening of The Big Lebowski on Sept. 17 and Dinner in America on Oct. 8

Emagine Theatres Novi

  • Address: 44425 W. 12 Mile Road, Novi
  • Cost: Standard ticket rates apply; check ahead

The theater isn’t able to open, so they’ve taken to the parking lot. Enjoy flicks like Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and others from the comfort of your car.

Ford Drive-In

  • Address: 10400 Ford Road, Dearborn
  • Cost: $11.75/adult, $4.75/kids under 12, free/kids under 5

This Dearborn spot is back in business at half capacity and is offering both adult and kid flicks, alike. September and October are full of Halloween horror flicks like Halloween (R), A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) and Candyman (R). Ironman (PG13) and Marvels The Avengers (PG13) also plays.

Huron-Clinton Metroparks

  • Address: Willow Metropark (23200 S. Huron Road, New Boston), Kensington Metropark (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford) ad Stony Creek Metropark (4300 Main Park Drive, Shelby Township)
  • Cost: $10/park entry, free/movie

The Metroparks are hosting a series of outdoor drive-in movies at dusk. Check with your local Metropark to see if there’s one happening near you this summer/fall.

Macomb County Drive-In Movies

  • Address: Freedom Hill County Park, 15000 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights
  • Cost: $25/car 

Find new movies playing ever weekend. On deck, find such hits as Hocus Pocus on Sept. 25, The Conjuring and The Nightmare Before Christmas on Sept. 27, Mean Girls on Sept. 26 and many more.

Summer Drive-In at USA Hockey Arena

  • Address: USA Hockey Arena, 14900 Beck Road, Plymouth
  • Cost: $10/adults, $8/kids

Find flicks such as The Broken Hearts Gallery (rated PG-13), Minions (rated PG) and more each night. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets must be purchased online.

The 15 Mile Drive-In Theater

  • Address: 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield
  • Cost: $10/adults, $8/kids

Fleece and Thank You, Friendship Circle and the Jewish Community Center have teamed up to offer drive-in flicks on a giant, 55-foot pop-up screen. Past movies included Bohemian Rhapsody and Jurassic Park. Check Facebook for more shows.

Have you heard of any other drive-in movies in our area? Tell us about them in the comments and we’ll add them to our list. 

This post was originally published in June 2020 and is updated regularly.

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