Ford-Wyoming Drive-In Movie Theater Gets Shutdown Order on Opening Night

June 01, 2020, 8:56 AM

After being closed 2 1/2 months, the Ford-Wyoming Drive-in Theater on Ford Road in Dearbor opened last Thursday.

But that night, Deaborn Police issued a cease-and-desist order for the five-screen theater, saying it was violating the governor's stay-home order which is in effect until June 12. Under the order, theaters can't open.

"During last night’s movies, we were served a cease-and-desist order by law enforcement," the theater wrote on its Facebook page.

"Based on the Governor’s previous executive order stating that the stay-at-home orders would expire at 11:59 p.m. May 28, we endeavored to reopen as quickly as possible with showtimes starting at 12:05 a.m. May 29. Given our significant measures of social distancing and facility-wide sanitation, as well as the opening of other drive-ins throughout the state, we believed we could re-open successfully while adhering above and beyond to the federally recommended guidelines. It appears we were wrong."

The theater hasn't given up.

"We anticipate that we will be able to re-open around June 12 barring any additional changes in the stay-at-home orders," it wrote.

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