As spring moves quickly into summer, the Drive-In Movie Theatres starts another season with a two-day opening this Friday and Saturday.
The drive-in – located at 14900 Beck Road in Plymouth Township – will continue with another three-day weekend May 25-27 before going to a seven-day-a-week operation June 8 through September 2.
The movies showing this Friday and Saturday include:
Here are other details:
- Admission: $9 for adults, $6 for children from 4-12; kids aged three and under are admitted free.
- Patrons listen to the movies through the FM radio in their car. An alternative is to bring a battery-powered FM radio and lawn chairs.
- Gates open at 7:30 p.m.; movies start at dusk (around 9:15 p.m.).
- A-full service restaurant () is on-site, but concession fare also is available.
Families have embraced the drive-in, not much different than Plymouth Whalers fans who follow their favorite hockey team at Compuware Arena during the winter. Several families recently responded to the Compuware Arena Drive-In Movie Theatres’ Facebook page, recounting some of their favorite drive-in memories:
Autumn Pustay “The first time we brought our kids there, our boys were little and they were snuggled up in the back of our van in their jammies! They were so excited :) our daughter was still little. It was also my first drive in movie too :) it was Charlie & Chocolate Factory, Dukes of Hazard... Good memory! Thx :)”
Elizabeth Muzzin-Bugg “Our family has many memories of the drive in. My kids and I head there each Friday night to take in a double feature. There is always something great playing. Spending those nights together, playing in the parking lot together before the shoe begins, and having sleepy kids on my lap before the end of the second movie is priceless”.
Stacey Marino Troxtel “This was the first date after we had our son. We were able to enjoy the drive in while our baby boy was in the back sleeping. We love the drive-in and look forward to opening day every year since.”
Shawn Magryta “We love going because it's a safe haven for our child with autism. Being confined in a theater with loud sound effects is not something we can partake in. So Compuware Drive In allows us to enjoy a movie like an everyday family would. We love it!”
Danielle May Dexter “Last year we had tons of fun meeting our friends there. The boys would gather in one car, the girls in another and the parents in yet another. Everyone had a great time and our group got bigger each time.”
Laurie Doe “My boyfriend is from Arizona and last year was the first time he has ever been to Michigan. The first activity we did was spend the evening at Compuware Drive-In. We had so much fun, eating pizza and popcorn. I showed him the hockey rinks during intermission. We went back four times! Now he lives here and all he can talk about is how he can't wait for "drive-in season".
Mark Lane “I've been bringing my family for over five years now. My daughter is now nine and my son is seven. We've turned drive-in nights into our family summer ritual. We even purchased a truck air mattress to enjoy the movies comfortably. The 1st time we brought the family my son and wife passed out by the end of the first movie. My daughter still tells me how she's able to stay up with her dad till the end.”
Jeannie Frendt Denny “Last summer we brought our five boys to the drive in to see Captain America and Transformers 3, and while we were waiting for the movie, we sat in our camping chairs and played games like hot potato, and I spy, and we ended up laughing so much. We had a blast before the movies even started! The movies, that we all enjoyed very much, ended up being our second favorite part of that night.”
Check out the Compuware Arena Drive-In website online at www.compuwarearena.com, or call the Hotline at (734) 927-3268.