Drive-in movie theatre with Michigan's largest outdoor screen planned in Monroe

Posted at 2:18 PM, Sep 05, 2019

MONROE, Mich. (WXYZ) — A new drive-in movie theatre is coming to southeast Michigan and it's expected to feature the largest outdoor movie screen in Michigan.

Phoenix Theatres at the Mall of Monroe with The Cafaro Company is adding a Starlite Drive-In Experience in Monroe.

On top of being the largest outdoor movie screen in the state, the drive-in will be Michigan's first digitally-projected outdoor experience with laser projection technology.

Plans have been submitted to Frenchtown Township for review, and if approved, it's expected to open next year.

There are a couple of places in the metro Detroit and Flint area that have drive-in theatres.

The Ford-Wyoming Drive-In is still around on Ford Rd. in Dearborn and they are showing double features with 10 different movies on the big screens.

There's also the US-23 Drive-in Theatre on Fenton Rd. in Flint Michigan. They are showing double features today with six different movies.

According to Pure Michigan , there are six other places in Michigan to catch a drive-in movie. Those are:

  • Capri Drive-In - Coldwater
  • Cherry Bowl Drive-In - Honor
  • Danny Boy's Drive-In - Ionia
  • Getty 4 Drive-In - Muskegon
  • Hi-Way Drive-In - Carsonville
  • 5-Mile Drive-In - Dowagiac