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Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre


Address: 6251 Wyoming
City: Dearborn State: MI Zip: 48126 Phone: (313) 846-6910  
County: Wayne
Notes:
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Open: 1991 (5-12-91) Closed: Closed 2010  
Capacity:
Owner History: Ford Wyoming, Inc./Wayne Amusements/Charles Shafer
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 8900
 
 

7/1/2014 - Sean
Wow. I spent a few months there installing the equipment in the projection booth. At the time I thought it was on of the better desinged modern drive ins. The only bad thing though there was too much inadiment lighting from the plants and a little noisy for some to enjoy the shows.

8/5/2011 - Fredrick Ryan
The concession stand was torn down Wednesday and Thursday, 8/3-4. The only things that remain are a few of the driveways, a few of the entrance lights and the office of the old trucking company. Mother Nature is sure making fast work of hiding the rest of the place.
3/26/2011 - jd
The snack bar remains still stands. The box office, marquee, fencing, screens, and even the abandoned building has been torn down.
3/6/2011 - Jay
Boy, if that drive in could talk.
9/26/2010 - Big Daddy
The concession stand and ramps are the only thing that remains that tells people that a drive in used to be here. The screens and box office have been completely removed.
6/4/2010 - jt
Drove by this afternoon and the screens have been torn down. only the concession stand and box office still stands. Another drive in bites the dust.
5/19/2010 - WinterWinterWonderland
I went out and took a last look around at the 6-9 today to get some last pictures before demolition occurs. There were some folks from the Skyway Drive-In in Warren, OH there to take some equipment out of the snack bar. According to Ron at MichiganDriveIns. com, the screens were offered for free to any other operators through the Drive-In Theater Owners Association and there were no takers. End of an era.

8/30/2009 - jt
I visited this place last night, and according to then people who were working there, the Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatres will close for good at the end of business on Sunday, August 30, 2009. The last movies to show here were on Screen 6) Funny People with The Ugly Truth. Screen 7) G. I. Joe The Rise of Cobra withTransformers Revenge of the Fallen.

Screen 8) Transformers Revenge of the Fallen with G. I. Joe The Rise of Cobra. Screen 9) The Goods, Live Hard, Sell Hard with Public Enemies.

I liked this place better than the 1-5 side. The Ford-Wyoming 6-9 will be missed by all who enjoyed visiting it to see two movies for the price of one under the stars.
6/24/2009 - Big Daddy
according to thier website, theatres 6-9 will open for the season on 6/26.
6/14/2009 - Fredrick Ryan
The Ford-Wyoming 6-9 should be open Friday 6/19 for its last season.
6/10/2009 - lexmarks567
any word if 6-9 will open this year. the drive in forum is closed to registration so no info over there.
7/2/2008 - Jake Nelson
I am lucky enough to live about ten minutes from this theater. I visit this place about twice a month, if not more. Right now, I plan to go to check out the Love Guru at the main theater, but went here about six weeks ago to see Prom Night and The Ruins. It was empty (on a Sunday night), but the theater was in beautiful shape and the people were great. I did not see the for sale sign any more, but perhaps it''s too late and it''s been sold or whatever.

I will be certain to keep checking around to find if this is the theater''s last season, but I should hope it isn''t since it''s still a young drive in that''s in near perfect shape!.
10/9/2007 - Fredrick Ryan
The summer admission price was 3. 99 for adults and children under 12 free until 9 pm. Mr. Shafer would have also included 1-5 as well, but the film distributors objected and threatened not to release any first run films to the DI. There were a few films that did open at 6-9 but those were generally not the big pictures.

The Ford-Wyoming 6-9 will probably be open next summer, as the lease on the site doesn''t expire until 2009. After that, well its anyones guess.
10/6/2007 - lexmarks567
during this year they were offering dirt cheap prices I think around $2. 99 or less for admission per person. now thats a bargain. lets hope 6-9 re-open next year.
6/10/2007 - Unknown
last moth i went to the ford wyoming 1-5 but i didnt know that there are more screens.
8/17/2006 - Greg Steinmayer
The Ford Wyoming drive-in was constructed on land that had been the Haggerty Airport up until WWII.
7/14/2006 - Detroit Free Press
The Ford-Wyoming is metro Detroits last remaining permanent drive-in, but some of its fans have become alarmed because of a sign on the Wyoming Avenue side of the theater advertising 14 acres for sale. The bottom line: The drive-in is not closing, but some of its land is, indeed, for sale. Charles Shafer, the Ford-Wyoming owner, said he leases the 14 acres along Wyoming that contain screens 6 through 9, and the owner of the land is trying to sell it. Even if the owner finds a buyer, however, the screens will remain in operation for the rest of the summer, Shafer said. Shafer owns the land off Ford Road that hold screens 1 through 5, and that property is not for sale.

Were not going anywhere, Shafer said. The theater is doing good. The metro areas first drive-in opened before World War II, and there were about 30 in the 1960s. Sprawl and rising land prices are reasons why most have closed.

The Ford-Wyoming, on the eastern edge of Dearborn, turned 56 years old this month.
10/16/2003 - MichiganDriveIns.com
Built by Charles Shafer in the early 1990s using screens salvaged from the closed Wayne and Algiers drive-ins. The Ford-Wyoming 6-9 is adjacent to the Ford-Wyoming 1-5. Open only in the summer, the Ford-Wyoming 6-9 runs movies all-night long, convenient for nearby Chrysler plant workers.
1/6/2003 - Drive-Ins.com
Around the corner and down the block from the Ford Hwy side (and theatres 1-5) this section of 4 subdivided lots (theatres 6-9) was added about 11 years ago. and they installed in-car speakers for every space!!! The land became available and the owners jumped on it. Separated by storage tanks and fencing from the other lot, they arent that far apart or different.

I am concerned, however, about the amount of ambient light that affects the pictures in this urban-industrial setting. Still, convenience and decent presentation make it worth a visit. Justin West.
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
A LAST LOOK AROUND MAY 19 2010
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - MARQUEE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
MARQUEE - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - SCREENS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
SCREENS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - AERIAL
AERIAL
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - BIRDS EYE VIEW
BIRDS EYE VIEW
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