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Fort George Drive-In Theatre - Southgate MI

Address: 16300 Fort Street
City: Southgate
State: MI
Zip: 48195
County: Wayne
Open: 1950 (5-4-50) AD
Closed: 1990
Capacity: 94
Owner History: Nicholas George
Number of visits to this page: 30852
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From Cinema Treasures

Located in Southgate to the southwest of Detroit, near Wyandotte. The Fort Drive-In opened on May 4, 1950 with the 3 Marx Brothers in “Love Happy”. It was run by Nicholas George and Cooperative Ct., as was just about every theatre in the area “downriver” from Detroit it seems. The Fort George Drive-In had an initial capacity of 1,200 cars; after a renovation in 1977, it had a capacity of 1,300 cars. When the screen was damaged by high winds in 1990, it was torn down in 1991.

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7/9/2006 - MichiganDriveIns.com
In March of 1991, the Fort George Drive In suffered damage to the front of its screen due to strong windstorm. Prior to this, Meijer had been planning to build a store across from the Fort George on the former EJ Korvettes shopping center. Instead the city of Southgate encouraged Meijer to build its store on The Fort George Drive In and the Southgate Theatre next door. (Butch Hoek 7/8/06)
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Fort George Drive-In Theatre - Old Photo From Harry Skrdla (newer photo)
Old Photo From Harry Skrdla (newer photo)
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - Old Photo From Harry Skrdla (newer photo)
Old Photo From Harry Skrdla (newer photo)
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - From American Classic Images (newer photo)
From American Classic Images (newer photo)
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - Fort Drive-In August 1950 Courtesy Rob Imes The Wyandotte Library (newer photo)
Fort Drive-In August 1950 Courtesy Rob Imes The Wyandotte Library (newer photo)
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - Original Art From Larry Johnston (newer photo)
Original Art From Larry Johnston (newer photo)
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - Fort Drive-In Illustration 1950 (newer photo)
Fort Drive-In Illustration 1950 (newer photo)
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - Concession (newer photo)
Concession (newer photo)
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - Old Photo (newer photo)
Old Photo (newer photo)
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - Screen (newer photo)
Screen (newer photo)
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - Ad - Photo From Rg (newer photo)
Ad - Photo From Rg (newer photo)
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - Topo - Photo From Terraserver (newer photo)
Topo - Photo From Terraserver (newer photo)
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - Old Aerial (newer photo)
Old Aerial (newer photo)
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