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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: 26519
General Information:

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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Info Updates:
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
OLD PHOTO FROM HARRY SKRDLA
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - OLD PHOTO FROM HARRY SKRDLA
OLD PHOTO FROM HARRY SKRDLA
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - FORT DRIVE-IN AUGUST 1950 COURTESY ROB IMES THE WYANDOTTE LIBRARY
FORT DRIVE-IN AUGUST 1950 COURTESY ROB IMES THE WYANDOTTE LIBRARY
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - ORIGINAL ART FROM LARRY JOHNSTON
ORIGINAL ART FROM LARRY JOHNSTON
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - FORT DRIVE-IN ILLUSTRATION 1950
FORT DRIVE-IN ILLUSTRATION 1950
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - CONCESSION
CONCESSION
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - OLD PHOTO
OLD PHOTO
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - SCREEN
SCREEN
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - AD - PHOTO FROM RG
AD - PHOTO FROM RG
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - TOPO - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
TOPO - PHOTO FROM TERRASERVER
Fort George Drive-In Theatre - OLD AERIAL
OLD AERIAL
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