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Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - Dearborn MI

Address: 6251 Wyoming
City: Dearborn
State: MI
Zip: 48126
County: Wayne
Open: 1991 (5-12-91)
Closed: Closed 2010
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Owner History: Ford Wyoming, Inc./Wayne Amusements/Charles Shafer
Number of visits to this page: 11050
General Information:

Source: Detroit Free Press

The Ford-Wyoming is metro Detroit's 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.

Info Updates:
8/17/2006 - Greg Steinmayer
The Ford Wyoming drive-in was constructed on land that had been the Haggerty Airport up until WWII.
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.
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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
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SCREENS - PHOTO FROM WATER WINTER WONDERLAND
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - VINTAGE PHOTO 1950S
VINTAGE PHOTO 1950S
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - VINTAGE PHOTO 1950S
VINTAGE PHOTO 1950S
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - VINTAGE PHOTO 1950S
VINTAGE PHOTO 1950S
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - VINTAGE PHOTO 1950S
VINTAGE PHOTO 1950S
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - VINTAGE PHOTO 1950S
VINTAGE PHOTO 1950S
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - AERIAL
AERIAL
Ford-Wyoming 6-9 Theatre - BIRDS EYE VIEW
BIRDS EYE VIEW
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