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Algiers Drive-In Theatre - Westland MI

Address: NE Corner Warren at Wayne
City: Westland
State: MI
Zip: 48184
County: Wayne
Open: 1956 (8-15-56) AD
Closed: 1985
Capacity: 1000-1500 Dep on Year
Owner History: Wayne Amusements/Charles Shafer
Number of visits to this page: 37109
General Information:

Opened by Wayne Amusement’s on August 15, 1956, with the John Wayne western “The Searchers”, playing on its 120-foot wide screen. It soon later became a part of the Quo Vadis, a movie theater nearby, where restaurant-goers could watch films while dining. It was closed and demolished in 1985 to make way for a shopping center.

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Info Updates:
4/18/2010 - Scott Brooks
I just found a speaker from this drive-in theater. It was underneath one of our cottages in Manitou Springs, Colorado. We own a motel named Town-N-Country Cottages and when I was doing some wiring I found the speaker. Thought I would see if there was any info about it on the web and low and behold!
6/12/2006 - Fredrick George Ryan
My father, William Ryan who was the manager of the Algiers from 1961 until it closed in 1985 passed away June 10th at the age of 75.
10/16/2003 - MichiganDriveIns.com
The Algiers DI was NOT the first drive in built by Wayne Amusement. That honor goes to the Wayne DI which opened in 1949. At that time the Wayne Amusement Co. consisted of the Wayne Theater, State Wayne, Shafer Garden City (later the La Parisien)and the new Wayne DI. Also, it is possible that the second screen from the Algiers may be at the Ford Wyoming, it is not possible for the original screen to be in use. The original screen had its supports cut and was pulled down by a bulldozer. One of the local newspapers ran photos of the screen coming down.
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Algiers Drive-In Theatre - FROM RON AND HARRY
FROM RON AND HARRY
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - PHOTO FROM CINEMA TREASURES
PHOTO FROM CINEMA TREASURES
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - PHOTO FROM CINEMA TREASURES
PHOTO FROM CINEMA TREASURES
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - DIGITAL RESTORATION FROM WATERWINTERWONDERLAND
DIGITAL RESTORATION FROM WATERWINTERWONDERLAND
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - OLD PHOTO FROM FREDRICK RYAN
OLD PHOTO FROM FREDRICK RYAN
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - OLD PHOTO FROM FREDRICK RYAN
OLD PHOTO FROM FREDRICK RYAN
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - ALGIERS MARQUEE 1961 FROM FREDRICK RYAN
ALGIERS MARQUEE 1961 FROM FREDRICK RYAN
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - ALGIERS CONCESSION FROM FREDRICK RYAN
ALGIERS CONCESSION FROM FREDRICK RYAN
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION FROM TOWER 1969 FROM FREDRICK RYAN
CONCESSION FROM TOWER 1969 FROM FREDRICK RYAN
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - MARQUEE FROM TOWER 1969 FROM FREDRICK RYAN
MARQUEE FROM TOWER 1969 FROM FREDRICK RYAN
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - PLAYGROUND FROM TOWER 1969 FROM FREDRICK RYAN
PLAYGROUND FROM TOWER 1969 FROM FREDRICK RYAN
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - DRIVEWAY FROM TOWER 1969 FROM FREDRICK RYAN
DRIVEWAY FROM TOWER 1969 FROM FREDRICK RYAN
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - EXIT 1969 FROM FREDRICK RYAN
EXIT 1969 FROM FREDRICK RYAN
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - PROJECTONIST 1969 FROM FREDRICK RYAN
PROJECTONIST 1969 FROM FREDRICK RYAN
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN COURTESY TOM AND SUE MAGOCS
SCREEN COURTESY TOM AND SUE MAGOCS
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - PLAYGROUND COURTESY TOM AND SUE MAGOCS
PLAYGROUND COURTESY TOM AND SUE MAGOCS
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - OUTSIDE ON DRIVEWAY COURTESY TOM AND SUE MAGOCS
OUTSIDE ON DRIVEWAY COURTESY TOM AND SUE MAGOCS
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - LOT COURTESY TOM AND SUE MAGOCS
LOT COURTESY TOM AND SUE MAGOCS
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - ALGIERS MARQUEE 1961 FROM FREDRICK RYAN
ALGIERS MARQUEE 1961 FROM FREDRICK RYAN
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - ALGIERS AD ON FIRE TRUCK 1961 FROM FREDRICK RYAN
ALGIERS AD ON FIRE TRUCK 1961 FROM FREDRICK RYAN
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - ALGIERS TORNADO DAMAGE JULY 1980 COURTESY FRYAN
ALGIERS TORNADO DAMAGE JULY 1980 COURTESY FRYAN
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - MARQUEE - PHOTO FROM RG
MARQUEE - PHOTO FROM RG
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - QUO VADIS WAS NEXT DOOR
QUO VADIS WAS NEXT DOOR
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
SCREEN - PHOTO FROM RG
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - 0010 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
0010 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - 001 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
001 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - 002 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
002 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - 003 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
003 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - 004 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
004 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - 005 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
005 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - 006 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
006 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - 007 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
007 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - 008 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
008 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - 009 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
009 FROM ALGIERS GIRL
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - ALGIERS DRIVE-IN GRAND OPENING NEWSPAPER AD AUGUST 15 1956
ALGIERS DRIVE-IN GRAND OPENING NEWSPAPER AD AUGUST 15 1956
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
AERIAL - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - OLD AERIAL
OLD AERIAL
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - 1956-08-15 AD
1956-08-15 AD
Algiers Drive-In Theatre - ARTICLE FROM RON GROSS
ARTICLE FROM RON GROSS
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